WorldBench: Office & Photoshop
PC World Magazine's WorldBench 5.0 is a new breed of Business and Professional application benchmarks, 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.
Here we see the nForce 680i SLI system take the lead again. Both X6800 systems beat our quad-core system which goes to show that having the extra two processor cores doesn't always pay off all that much in Office-type applications currently. The AMD rig is once again out-gunned, however we will continue to include it in our tests for the sake of reference.
The same can be said for our PhotoShop 7 results. While Photoshop and Office aren't exactly the most critical applications for the demographic targeted by the XPS 710 H2C, if your particularly concerned with getting the most out of these programs, a version of the XPS 710 H2C is offered with the X6800 factory overclocked to 3.46 GHz.