Office XP and Photoshop CS2
PC World Magazine's Worldbench 6.0 (beta 2) 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 6.0's Office XP SP1 and Photoshop CS2 performance modules, recorded in seconds. Lower times indicate better performance here, so the shorter the bar the better.
Neither of these two tests benefit much from having more CPU cores, although some of the filters used in the Photoshop benchmark are multi-threaded. Despite this fact, the V8 rig did put up the fastest score in the Office test. It fell a few seconds behind the QX6800 in the Photoshop test, however.