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WorldBench overall performance
WorldBench uses scripting to step through a series of tasks in common Windows applications and produces an overall score. WorldBench also spits out individual results for its component application tests, allowing us to compare performance in each. We'll look at the overall score, and then we'll show individual application results alongside the results from some of our own application tests.

The Barracuda 7200.8 gets off to a good start in WorldBench, trailing the 74GB Raptor by a single point. Note that the 7200.8 is also two points ahead of its most direct competitor, the DiamondMax 10. Let's break down WorldBench's overall score into individual test results to see where the 7200.8 gains its advantage.

Multimedia editing and encoding

MusicMatch Jukebox

Windows Media Encoder

Adobe Premiere

VideoWave Movie Creator

Scores are essentially tied through most of WorldBench's multimedia editing and encoding tests, although the field spreads a little in the Adobe Premiere test. There, the 7200.8 falls to third place behind the Raptor WD740GD and DiamondMax 10.