Business Performance - WorldBench 5.0
With WorldBench 5.0, we run a series of pre-configured scripts that we believe give a well rounded view of system performance. The tests we focus on are Office XP SP2, Photoshop 7, Nero, and Multitasking Modules. These results are recorded in seconds. Lower times indicate better performance here, so the shorter the bar the better.
This segment of WorldBench is taxing in terms of sheer processor speed and memory bandwidth. Thanks to a healthy 2GB of DDR2-667 memory and the new Core 2 Duo processor, the ASUS VX1 is able to easily best the other two systems. Had the ASUS VX1 been able to utilize a 7200rpm notebook drive in place of the included 5400rpm model, the performance differential would have likely been even larger.
The scores for the ASUS VX1 were so dramatically lower than the rest of the field, that the test was re-run several times to ensure there wasn't a glitch of some sort which was skewing the data. Fortunately, the ASUS VX1 is simply that much more capable than its competitors in this test as it returns a score which humiliates the field thanks to its increased memory capacity and fast processor.
The Office XP portion of WorldBench places significant emphasis on raw CPU horsepower. As a result, the performance delta between systems is generally pretty low. However, the strength of the new Core 2 Duo processor throws convention by the wayside and turns in an exceptional score which is significantly lower than its competitors.
By this point, there should be a clear and evident pattern making itself known in terms of WorldBench results for the ASUS VX1. Make no mistake, the Intel Core 2 Duo is an absolute powerhouse that rips through each test this benchmark can throw at it. Armed with this architecture running at 2.16GHz, there is little WorldBench can do to tax the ASUS VX1.