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.
There is very little that differentiates the AMD powered systems with Worldbench 5.0's Office XP and Photoshop 7 benchmark modules. Only a few seconds separated the "fastest" from the "slowest" AMD based systems here. What's more interesting to note are the Intel system's disadvantages, and the similar performance between the CrossFire Xpress and nForce platforms.