AMD Athlon 64 X2 3800+
Photoshop 7 & Office XP
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 Content Creation and Business Winstone tests. 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 Photoshop 7 and Office XP SP2 modules, recorded in seconds. Lower times indicate better performance.
AMD's new Athlon 64 X2 3800+ performed very well in WorldBench 5.0's Photoshop 7.0 and Office XP SP2 performance modules. In the Photoshop test, the X2 3800+ finished the test about 48 seconds behind the X2 4800+, but it was over a minute faster then the Pentium D 820. The deltas were a bit smaller in the less demanding Office XP SP2 module, but the trend was the same. The X2 3800+ again finished this test ahead of the Pentium D 820, this time by about 44 seconds, but it only lagged behind the X2 4800+ by a paltry 9 seconds.