Shuttle SN25P XPC (nForce 4 Ultra)
Content Creation Winstone & WorldBench 5
To get this next batch of results, we used Veritest's Content Creation Winstone 2004 suite. Before running these benchmarks, we patched the program to its latest version (v1.01), 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 Athlon 64 powered systems jumped to the head of the pack in the Content Creation 2004 benchmark. Shuttle's SN25P XPC finished in the middle of the pack with a score of 36.6, but the performance delta separating the A64 based rigs was minuscule, and falls well within the margin of error in this test.
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 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 modules, recorded in seconds. Lower times indicate better performance.
WorldBench 5.0's Photoshop and Office XP SP2 performance modules had the Shuttle SN25P finishing in the lead in one test, and trailing behind the other systems in another. The SN25P finished in first place - by 2 seconds - in the Photoshop performance module, but it finished in third place in the Office XP SP2 module, trailing the two faster Athlon 64 based systems by as many as 6 seconds.