Office XP SP2 & Photoshop 7.0
PC World Magazine's WorldBench 5.0 is a new breed of Business and Professional application benchmark, that has replaced the aging and no-longer supported Content Creation and Business Winstone tests in our suite. 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 SP2 and Photoshop 7 modules, recorded in seconds. Lower times indicate better performance here, so the shorter the bar the better.
All of the AMD powered systems we tested continued to perform similarly in the Worldbench 5.0 Office and Photoshop 7.0 tests. The CrossFire Xpress 3200 chipset based A8R32-MVP was technically the fastest of the bunch in these two tests, but only 3 seconds separated it from the A8N32-SLI in the Office XP SP2 test, and the systems were tied in the Photoshop tests.