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Worldbench 5 - Multitasking and Office XP


Our next few tests with the World Bench 5 test suite offer insight into more current desktop computing usage models that are present in the every-day business world. In these tests we'll cover multitasking workloads showcasing Web browsing while encoding, as well as standard Microsoft Office XP application tests.

World Bench 5: Multitasking & Office XP
General Desktop and Business App Performance

Note: P4 3.46GHz EE=Gallatin Core | P4 3.73GHz=Prescott 2M Core

The larger cache-equipped Pentium 4s show their strength in this multitasking test scenario, but the Athlon FX-55 also puts up quite a fight. Here the Athlon FX-55 is about on par with the P4 660. Additionally, the 3.4GHz P4 650 shows its additional on-chip L2 cache bolsters better overall performance than even a 3.6GHz P4 560.


Note: P4 3.46GHz EE=Gallatin Core | P4 3.73GHz=Prescott 2M Core

In Office XP we're not playing games, but it is definitely game over for the Athlons, surprisingly, in World Bench 5's Microsoft Office XP SP-2 test.  The Pentium 4 6XX and 3.73GHz Extreme Edition processors are some 2% to 5% faster than the Athlon 64 in this benchmark.

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