Business Winstone 2001
From those wildly theoretical memory bandwidth measurements, lets jumps into the gray, musty cubicle of corporate desktop PC use. Business Winstone uses word processors, spreadsheets, and web browsers to test a system's performance.
Even the new 1.7GHz Pentium 4 can't catch the 1.2GHz Athlon here. It's hard to believe 1200 Athlon megahertz is better than 1700 Pentium 4 megahertz, but it's true. Truth is, either CPU will be just fine for running WordPerfect or Excel, but the Athlon is undoubtedly faster.
Content Creation Winstone 2001
The other Winstone we'll take a look at is more oriented toward web designers, graphic artists, and multimedia mavens. This test loads up a number of programsMacromedia Director, Adobe Premiere, Photoshop, and othersat once, then proceeds to test them all together.
Once again, the Athlons win by a hair.