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 real-world desktop office applications and image processing there really isn't much of a spread performance-wise between any of the 975X-based motherboards including the Asus P5W64 WS. Intel's D975XBX motherboard took more of a significant lead in the Photoshop test but with only a 5% variation, which is within this test's margin of error.