Business Performance - WorldBench 5.0
With WorldBench 5.0, we run a series of pre-configured scripts that we believe give a well rounded view of system performance. The tests we focus on are Office XP SP2, Photoshop 7, Nero, and the Mozilla Multitasking Modules. These results are recorded in seconds. Lower times indicate better performance here, so the shorter the bar the better.
Taking a glimpse at the results above, we can clearly see that the Dell XPS M1710 offers some solid benefits thanks to the use of the new Intel Core 2 Duo T7600G. Here, the flagship Dell system handily defeats the other notebooks with only the ASUS VX1 and its slightly lower-clocked Intel Core 2 Duo managing to keep up.
If there were any doubts as to the strength of Intel's new Core 2 Duo architecture, one need only take a look at this plot. Here, the older architectures are significantly outpaced by the notebooks using the new flagship mobile processor. Although the race for top honors is close, the Dell XPS M1710 once again emerges as the victor.
The Office component of this benchmark certainly yielded some much more competitive scores from the rest of the field. However, we again find ourselves looking at two Intel Core 2 Duo based notebooks when trying to determine the fastest overall system. Here, the slightly higher clock speed of the XPS M1710's T7600G processor gave it just enough of an advantage to narrowly best the ASUS VX1 for the best overall score.
For the first time thus far, the XPS M1710's performance is eclipsed by another system. Although by the slightest of margins, the ASUS Lamborghini VX1 is able to narrowly beat the flagship system from Dell. These two systems were clearly more powerful than the rest of the field, again proving that Intel's latest CPU architecture is a design to be reckoned with.