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Photoshop 7 & Office XP

PC World Magazine's WorldBench 5.0 is a new breed of Business and Professional application benchmark, poised to replace the aging and no-longer supported Content Creation and Business Winstone tests. 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 SP2 modules, recorded in seconds.  Lower times indicate better performance.

PC World's World Bench 5.0: Photoshop 7 & Office XP Modules
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WorldBench 5.0's Photoshop and Office XP performance module reported contrasting scores, at least with regard to the AMD powered systems. In the Photoshop 7 test, the Sapphire PI-A9RX480 nudged ahead of its nForce 4 powered competitor by just one second, and both AMD based systems smoked the Pentium D. In the Office XP test, however, the Gigabyte K8NXP-SLI slightly outpaced the Sapphire PI-A9RX480, besting the Radeon Xpress 200 based Sapphire board by about three seconds. The Intel powered combatant was once again outclassed by both of the AMD powered systems.

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