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Business Winstone 2001
Business Winstone tests performance in general office applications, like word processors, spreadsheets, and web browsers. This test is also usually a good indicator of overall system performance, especially where "light use" patterns are concerned (in other words, not gaming, heavy computation, or multimedia).

The Athlon XP 1800+ shows its stuff here, taking a commanding lead in Business Winstone. The Athlon 1.4GHz pulls ahead of the Pentium 4 2GHz, too, thanks to faster CAS 2 memory this time around.

Content Creation Winstone 2001
Content Creation Winstone is arguably more important than Business Winstone, since it tests more performance-sensitive apps, like image and audio processing suites, desktop publishing, web layout programs, and the like. As with Business Winstone, the test runs scripts using code from real applications, not just generic simulations.

In this performance-sensitive test, the Athlon XP 1800+ delivers a pretty serious whuppin' to the competition—over six points ahead of the 2GHz Pentium 4. That 1800+ model number is already starting to look mighty modest.