WB5: Office XP SP2 and Photoshop 7.0
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 WB 5's Office XP SP2 and Photoshop 7 modules, recorded in seconds. Lower times indicate better performance here, so the shorter the bar the better.
WorldBench 5.0's Office XP SP2 benchmark isn't quite as intensive as some of the suites' other tests, but Intel's new processors still manage to outpace their competition by about 10 to 20 seconds depending on the specific comparison. Obviously, any of the processors tested here are plenty powerful enough to run a typical office suite though.
The Photoshop 7.0 benchmark shows a much larger delta separating the test systems. The Core 2 Duo E6700 and Core 2 Extreme X6800 processors finished this test about 70 to 105 seconds faster than the competition, regardless of which chipset was powering the system. That's a huge advantage in a very popular application. We're sure some of you image manipulation experts are drooling over these results.