World Bench 5.0: Office XP SP2 and Photoshop 7
To see how the synthetic test results 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 and Photoshop 7 Modules.
The WorldBench 5 Office XP test recorded the Athlon X2 BE-2350 as the slowest of the three chips by 19 seconds compared to the Athlon 64 X2 4000+. The best performer was the Windsor based 3800+ which completed the test 23 seconds faster than the low power BE-2350.
With the Photoshop 7 test, the results swung in favor of both "Brisbane" cores, with the two tied at 349 seconds in the end. The Athlon 64 X2 3800+ fell to 361 seconds, reflecting the 100MHz lower clockspeed.