Office XP SP1 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 SP1 and Photoshop 7 performance modules, recorded in seconds. Lower times indicate better performance here, so the shorter the bar the better.
All of the motherboards we tested performed similarly in the Worldbench 5.0 Office XP and Photoshop tests. Technically the DDR2 equipped machines put up the best scores by a few seconds in each test, but overall performance was similar. Contrary to the PCMark05 memory results on the previous page, these results were affected more by latency than bandwidth.