World Bench 5.0: Office XP SP2, Photoshop 7 & MT Modules
To see how the synthetic performances we've seen thus far translate into real world performance, we ran several common tests using PC World Magazine's WorldBench 5.0. This Business and Professional application benchmark suite consists of a number of performance modules that each utilize one, or a group of, popular applications to gauge performance. In this segment, we ran Office XP SP2, Photoshop 7 & MT Modules.
Office XP SP2 testing actually showed the "Brisbane" core completing the test six seconds faster than the "Windsor" based CPU, which equals 1.2% overall.
Opposite of the Office XP SP2 test, the Photoshop module reported our Athlon 64 X2 5000+ "Windsor" as the quicker CPU, topping the "Brisbane" by 1%.
WorldBench 5's Multithreaded test showed the widest margins seen in real world testing thus far, with the 90nm "Windsor" completing the test 11 seconds faster than the "Brisbane". This difference measure up to 2.5% overall.