Office XP and Photoshop 7
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.
In both the Office XP and Photoshop 7 Worldbench modules, the Asus CrossHair put up slightly better numbers than the M2N32-SLI. In the Office test, the CrossHair finished 3 seconds faster and in the Photoshop test is finished 4 seconds faster. The Core 2 machine was fastest overall, however, by a wide margin.