Intel P965 Shoot-Out: Asus P5B-E vs. MSI P965 Platinum
WorldBench Office & Photoshop Benchmarks
PC World Magazine's Worldbench 5.0 is a new breed of Business and Professional application benchmark, that has replaced the aging and no-longer supported Content Creation and Business Winstone tests in our suite. 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 each module, recorded in seconds. Lower times indicate better performance here, so the shorter the bar the better.
The previous synthetic testing had always shown the MSI P965 Platinum holding a lead, however slight, over the Asus P5B-E, but the WorldBench modules we used have the two boards just about spot-on with each other. The Office XP SP2 module completed with an average of 287 seconds for both boards. The Photoshop 7 module wound up with a 1 second variance - not surprisingly in MSI's favor.