WB5 Office XP & Photoshop 7 Tests
PC World Magazine's WorldBench 5.0 is a new breed of Business and Professional application benchmarks, that has replaced the aging and no-longer supported Content Creation and Business Winstone tests in our suite. 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 Office XP SP2 and Photoshop 7 modules, recorded in seconds. Lower times indicate better performance here, so the shorter the bar the better.
A 5% margin of victory was afforded to the Voodoo OMEN CrossFire, although its system processor is overclocked about 13% higher than our stock 2.6GHz FX-60 reference system. WB5's Office XP benchmark is also fairly disk performance dependent as well. Our reference test rigs have single 10K RPM WD drives installed, so that may have made up for some lost ground against the OMEN. Still, the OMEN posted up the fastest Office XP score we have ever recorded to date.
The same can be said for our PhotoShop 7 results. With a 16 second advantage over our stock FX-60 system, the OMEN posts up yet another HH benchmark record.