Content Creation Winstone & WorldBench 5
For this next batch of results, we used Veritest's demanding Content Creation Winstone 2004 suite. Before running this test, we patched the program to its latest version, shut-down any unnecessary background processes, and defragged the hard drive.
The Veritest Content Creation Winstone 2004 test utilizes the following applications in its benchmark routine, for more information about this test, see this page:
- Adobe Photoshop 7.0.1
- Adobe Premiere 6.50
- Macromedia Director MX 9.0
- Macromedia Dreamweaver MX 6.1
- Microsoft Windows Media Encoder 9 Version 9.00.00.2980
- NewTek's LightWave 3D 7.5b
- Steinberg WaveLab 4.0f
The NVIDIA nForce 4 SLI Intel Edition performed well in the Content Creation Winstone 2004 benchmark, outpacing the i925XE by a small margin. The Athlon 64 powered system was faster than all of the Intel based systems, but thanks to some fast RAM, the Intel machines were close behind.
PC World Magazine's WorldBench 5.0 is a new breed of Business and Professional application benchmark, that we're looking to with promise here on HotHardware. 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 Photoshop 7 and Office XP modules, recorded in seconds. Lower times indicate better performance.
WorldBench 5.0's Photoshop 7 and Office XP SP2 performance modules also had the NVIDIA nForce 4 SLI Intel Edition besting the i925XE based system by a couple of seconds. In both the Photoshop and Office XP SP2 tests, running the system memory at 667MHz gave the nForce 4 SLI Intel Edition marginal advantages of 4 and 2 seconds in the respective tests. With NF4's memory clocked down to 533MHz, it was still faster than the i925XE in both tests, but this time by margins of only 2 seconds and 1 second respectively.