The user extracts files from a zip-archive and at the same time uses Flash MX to open an exported 3D vector graphics file. The user modifies the file by inserting other images and optimizes it for faster animation. The end-movie with all special effects applied is compressed by Windows media Encoder 9 for further Internet translation. Then the created web-site is put together in Dreamweaver MX, while the system is being checked for viruses with VirusScan 7.0.
The major influence on the final result is made by Windows media Encoder 9 (56%), VirusScan 7.0 (30.4%) and Flash MX (9.8%).
Here the test models the user’s actions when he received a message in Outlook 2002 with a set of zip-archives. While the files are being scanned for viruses with VirusScan 7.0, the user looks through his e-mails and makes a few notes in the calendar. Then the user browses through the corporate web-site and a few other documents with the help of Internet Explorer 6.0.
The biggest contribution to the overall performance index results from VirusScan 7.0 (80.8%) and Outlook 2002 (15.4%).
In this benchmark the hypothetical user edits a text in Word 2002 and uses Dragon NaturallySpeaking 6 to convert an audio-file into text document. The end-document is converted into a .PDF-file with Acrobat 5.0.5. Then the user creates a PowerPoint presentation basing on the prepared document in Power Point 2002.
The percentage of applications contribution to the end index looks as follows: Word 2002 - 10.4%, PowerPoint 2002 - 16.7%, Dragon NaturallySpeaking 6.0 - 34.6% and Acrobat 5.0.5 - 38.4%.