AMD Athlon 64 FX-57: Sunny San Diego
Content Creation Winstone & WB5 Office XP
To get this next batch of results, we used Veritest's Content Creation Winstone 2004 suite. Before running these benchmarks, we patched the program to its latest version (v1.01), shut down any unnecessary background processes, and defragged the hard drive.
The Veritest Content Creation Winstone 2004 test utilizes the following applications in its benchmark routine. For more information about this test, see this page:
- Adobe Photoshop 7.0.1
- Adobe Premiere 6.50
- Macromedia Director MX 9.0
- Macromedia Dreamweaver MX 6.1
- Microsoft Windows Media Encoder 9 Version 9.00.00.2980
- NewTek's LightWave 3D 7.5b
- Steinberg WaveLab 4.0f
The Athlon 64 FX-57 outclassed every other processor we tested in the Content Creation Winstone 2004 benchmark. With it's score of 42.3, the FX-57 outperformed the Athlon 64 X2 4800+ by about 7.3% and smoked the fastest Intel processor - the 3.73GHz Pentium 4 Extreme Edition - by almost 20%. We'd also like to note that this is the highest non-overclocked CC Winstone 2004 score we have seen to date.
PC World Magazine's WorldBench 5.0 is a new breed of Business and Professional application benchmark, poised to replace the aging and no-longer supported Winstone tests in our benchmark arsenal. WorldBench 5.0 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 module, recorded in seconds. Lower times indicate better performance.
The Athlon 64 FX-57 also performed quite well in WorldBench 5's Office XP module. In this test, only the 3.8GHz Pentium 4 670 was able to eke out a better score, but it took a 1GHz clock speed advantage to do it. Regardless of the results though, any of the processors tested her are more than capable of running Office XP with exceptional performance.