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Business Winstone 2001
Business Winstone tests common office-suite applications, and will give us our first real indication of how the new PIII performs.

Like I said, don't count the PIII out. The 1.2GHz PIII whups up on the 1.2GHz Athlon, and absolutely embarrasses the Pentium 4, besting even the 1.8GHz chip.

Content Creation Winstone 2001
Content Creation Winstone is a little heavier on the kinds of apps that are more performance-sensitive than MS Word—image and audio editing software and the like.

Here, the PIII falls near the bottom of the pack, showing its age a little. It's still a very respectable performance, all things considered, but not the coup that we saw on the Business test. The PIII's relative weakness in more multimedia-intensive apps could be a hint of things to come.