Photoshop & 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 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 modules, recorded in seconds. Lower times indicate better performance.
That's what you call a photo finish, no pun intended. Or was it? Regardless, the A8N SLI Premium proves it's fastest by 1 second over the MSI board and the older A8N SLI Deluxe. However, we could have re-run this test a few more times and got variances that would show slightly different readings here. So consider this a virtual tie.
This is getting a bit bland we realize but the moral to the story here is that, as far as standard every-day desktop business applications go, most nForce 4 motherboards are going to show nearly identical performance. Let's move on to a few things more rigorous.