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.
Once again the P5W DH is slightly outpaced by the Intel D975XBX motherboard in both Office XP and PhotoShop 7, though the margins are admittedly very slim; on the order of 1 - 5% in fact. This isn't enough to be concerned with frankly and it's the type of delta a future BIOS revision could remedy for Asus in the weeks ahead.