Office XP and Photoshop
PC World Magazine's Worldbench 5.0 is a Business and Professional application benchmark. The tests consist 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 5.0's Office XP SP2 and Photoshop 7 performance modules, recorded in seconds. Lower times indicate better performance here, so the shorter the bar the better.
Things were tight in both of the WorldBench v5 tests represented here, but a pattern is beginning to emerge. Once again, the Gigabyte GA-N680SLI-DQ6 came out on top, followed closely behind by the other two board. Only a few seconds separated the first and last place finishers, however. In a real world usuage scenario, the differences seen here would be imperceptible to the end user.