WorldBench 5 - Photoshop 7 and Windows Media Encoder
WorldBench 5's Photoshop 7.0.1 module should be another area where system memory bandwidth plays a factor alongside CPU performance. Let's have a look.
Here we've got a much closer grouping than what we saw with the WorldBench 5 OfficeXP Module. A total of four seconds separated the fastest board from the slowest. As such, we really can't make any definitive statements as to whether one is really performing better than the other. All boards appear to be capable of handling large-scale image editing.
In this test, we ran the Windows Media Encoder 9 portion of the WorldBench 5 suite, with encoding times were recorded in seconds. Lower times indicate better performance.
This test played out exactly like the previous one, with the order of the boards remaining exactly the same. In fact, the same time difference of only 4 seconds was what separated them. The Asus P5WD2 remains steadfast in the middle, 2 seconds slower than the nForce 4 SLI Intel Edition board and 2 seconds faster than the Intel i925XE reference board.