Foxconn 925XE7AA-8EKRS2 i925XE Motherboard

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Application Testing with the Winstones

Content Creation and Business Winstone 2004
The Whole Enchilada

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 9.00.00.2980
  • 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

In Content Creation 2004, the Foxconn and MSI models tied for second place, while the ASUS board took top position by a mere fraction of a point.  With Business Winstone 2004 the margins were slightly wider with the 925XE7AA-8EKRS2 topping the MSI Neo2 by 1 point, while the ASUS board was nearly tied with the Foxconn model.

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