Application: Winstone, PCMark04
Business Winstone and PCMark 04 are both benchmark suites that execute common everyday computations like archiving, media playback, word processing, and web surfing. They use real-world applications to generate results that best reflect what a typical user would experience. Media Content Creation Winstone is different from the rest in that it focuses on professional applications for generating media like Adobe Premiere, Macromedia Director MX, and others.
Though the numbers appear close, a difference in Winstone scores greater than 0.5 points is often significant. It would appear that the Soyo SY-KT880 is not as adept at performing business and media generation as the nForce 2 Ultra 400.
Like we have seen previously in the Business Winstone benchmark, here we see the Soyo Dragon 2 not performing quite as well as the nForce 2 motherboard in common everyday tasks.