Gigabyte GA-G1975X G1-Turbo Motherboard
WorldBench 5 - Photoshop 7 and OfficeXP
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 Content Creation and Business 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 SP2 modules, recorded in seconds. Lower times indicate better performance.
We've found in recent testing with some of WorldBench 5.0's modules, that the time it takes to complete the tests are usually quite similar - only a second or two separated the boards here, with the exception of the Asus P5WD2 Premium which lagged behind a bit. The Photoshop 7 module gave us a sizeable increase in performance for the G1975X, as it completed the benchmark 7 seconds faster than the nearest competitors. That lead was short-lived, however, as the other Gigabyte board in our testing suite captured top honors in the Office XP module. The times were much closer than what we saw with Photoshop 7, with the GA-8N-SLI edging out the G1975X by just one second.