Asus P5WDG2-WS and P5WD2-E Premium - 975X Motherboard Showcase
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.
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.