Alienware Area-51 7500 Gaming System
PC World Magazine's WorldBench 5 is a new breed of Business and Professional application benchmarks that has replaced the aging and no-longer supported Content Creation and Business Winstone tests in our suite. WorldBench 5 consists of a number of performance modules that each utilize one, or a group of, popular applications to gauge performance.
Below we have the results from WB 5's Office XP SP2 and Photoshop 7 modules, recorded in seconds. Lower times indicate better performance here; in other words, shorter bars indicate better performance.
The Area-51 7500 falls behind the whole pack in the WorldBench Office test. Interestingly enough, it is closest to the Dell XPS 710 H2C. We weren't surprised, though, to see that Office applications don't really benefit a great deal from having more CPU cores currently.
For some reason, the Area-51 7500 fails to threaten the competition much again (with the exception of the AMD system). We realize that most people aren't buying Area-51 7500s with Office and Photoshop in the front of their minds, but if those types of applications are as important to you as your games on a gaming rig, then consider a Core 2 Extreme X6800 or overclocking the Core 2 Extreme QX6700.