Biostar iDEQ 350G SFF PC

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Business & Content Creation Winstone

Business & Content Creation Winstone
Real-World Application Performance

PC Magazine's Winstone Test Suite is a benchmarking tool for testing the CPU, memory, and overall system performance in business and professional applications.  Content Creation Winstone focuses on common media intensive tasks, while Business Winstone assesses general workstation application performance.  Below is a breakdown of each package's software complement that is used to issue an overall score when complete.

       Content Creation 2004 v1.0.1        Business Winstone 2004 v1.0.1
  • Adobe Photoshop 7.0.1
  • Adobe Premiere 6.50
  • Macromedia Director MX 9.0
  • Macromedia Dreamweaver MX 6.1
  • Microsoft Windows Media Encoder 9 Version
  • NewTek's LightWave 3D 7.5b
  • Steinberg WaveLab 4.0f
  • Microsoft Access 2002
  • Microsoft Excel 2002
  • Microsoft FrontPage 2002
  • Microsoft Outlook 2002
  • Microsoft PowerPoint 2002
  • Microsoft Project 2002
  • Microsoft Word 2002
  • Norton Antivirus Professional Edition 2003
  • WinZip 8.1


For a "real-world" test scenario such as Business Winstone, we see the Biostar SFF system fare generally well. Although there certainly won't be any records broken anytime soon, the system scores well enough to prove its competence in nearly any common application.

Under the Content Creation benchmark, the Biostar SFF PC again flexes its muscles and handles the tasks without issue. Given the iDEQ 350G's support for dual-core processors, it would certainly prove interesting to see if the Biostar system's performance could be improved dramatically with a different CPU installed.

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