World Bench 5.0: Office XP SP2 & Photoshop 7
PC World Magazine's WorldBench 5.0 is a Business and Professional application benchmark suite which 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.
Like we saw in the PCMark05 CPU module, the GIGABYTE and ASUS boards were tied, however, in this test, the MSI K9N Diamond delivered the best performance rather than trailing the two competitor boards. The MSI K9N Diamond completed the Office XP SP2 test 3% quicker overall.
With WorldBench 5's Photoshop 7 test script, all three boards delivered near identical performance. The ASUS M2N32 WS Pro was the fastest while the GIGABYTE GA-M59SLI-S5 was the slowest, technically. All three boards were no more than 3 seconds apart from the other, however, making the differences in this test negligible.