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Office XP SP2 & 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.

PC World's Worldbench 5.0: Office XP SP2 & Photoshop 7 Modules
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All of the Intel powered systems were tightly grouped in Worldbench 5.0's Office XP SP2 and Photoshop 7 performance tests. The P5WD2-E Premium was once again the fasted board in the Intel-based group by a couple of seconds, but the P5WDG2-WS finished right behind it.  The Intel D975XBX performed well, but the Asus boards were just a bit faster in both tests.  However, AMD powered A8N32-SLI smoked all of the Intel based machines in the Photoshop 7 test, outpacing them all by almost 30 seconds.

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