ECS KN1 SLI Extreme: SLI on a Budget
CC Winstone 2004 & World Bench 5
To get this next batch of results, we used Veritest's Content Creation Winstone 2004 suite. Before running these benchmarks, we patched the program to its latest version (v1.01), shut-down any unnecessary background processes, and defragged the hard drive.
The Veritest Content Creation Winstone 2004 test utilizes the following applications in its benchmark routine. For more information about this test, see this page:
- 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 9.00.00.2980
- NewTek's LightWave 3D 7.5b
- Steinberg WaveLab 4.0f
Performance with Content Creation Winstone was another close race, with the results essentially tied.
PC World Magazine's WorldBench 5.0 is a new breed of Business and Professional application benchmark, poised to replace the aging and no-longer supported Winstone tests. 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 Photoshop 7 and Office XP modules, recorded in seconds. Lower times indicate better performance.
World Bench 5's Photoshop and Office XP SP2 modules went back and forth between the two boards, but like Content Creation, the differences were negligible. With the Photoshop 7 module, the MSI K8N board topped the ECS KN1 SLI by four seconds while it went the other way with the Office XP SP2 component.