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ZDBench Winstone Suite 2004

Business & Content Creation Winstones
Real-World Application Performance

Synthetic benchmarks only tell part of the performance story, so we took the Epox 5LWA+ to task in some "real world" scenarios as well.  PC Magazine's Winstone Test Suite is an excellent benchmarking tool for testing the CPU, memory, and overall system performance.  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

With Business Winstone 2004 all patched for Windows XP SP2 and ready to go, we wound up with some close results.  The Shuttle and Intel boards were performing at exactly equal levels, both scoring 22.6.  The Epox board did them one (or make that 0.2) better by scoring 22.8 points.  Results were similar in Content Creation Winstone 2004 as well.  Here, at least, the Shuttle SB95P was able to put a little room between it and the Intel 915P board, but once again the Epox 5LWA+ stood at the top of the charts.

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