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Microsoft Excel 2007

Microsoft Office Excel 2007 is a powerful and widely used tool with
which you can create and format spreadsheets, and analyze and share
information to make more informed decisions. It allows you to import,
organize and explore massive data sets within spreadsheets and then
communicate your analysis with professional-looking charts. Excel 2007
also provides tools to “see” important trends and find exceptions in
your data. Legit Reviews has two benchmarking tests that we do on
Microsoft Office Excel 2007.

Microsoft Excel 2007 Testing

The first workload executes approximately 28,000 sets of
calculations using the most common calculations and functions found in
Excel. These include common arithmetic operations like addition,
subtraction, division, rounding and square root. It also includes
common statistical analysis functions such as Max, Min, Median and
Average. The calculations are performed after a spreadsheet with a
large dataset is updated with new values and must re-calculate many
data points. The input file is the 6.2 MB spreadsheet seen above.

Microsoft Excel 2007 Benchmark Results

Benchmark Results: Lots of people
use Microsoft Office at work and home, so this is an important test for
many of our readers. Many people don’t run 28,000 sets of calculations
at once, but if you do the CPU will determine how fast the task is
completed.
 

The Black-Scholes model is used in our second Excel
test to calculate a theoretical call and put price using the five key
determinants of an option’s price: stock price, strike price,
volatility, time to expiration, and short-term (risk free) interest
rate.

Microsoft Excel 2007 Testing

This workload calculates the European Put and Call option valuation
for Black-Scholes option pricing using Monte Carlo simulation. It
simulates the calculations performed when a spreadsheet with input
parameters is updated and must recalculate the option valuation. In
this scenario we execute approximately 300,000 iterations of Monte
Carlo simulation. In addition, the workload uses Excel lookup functions
to compare the put price from the model with the historical market
price for 50,000 rows to understand the convergence. The input file is
a 70.1 MB spreadsheet and with 10 times the calculations of the first
test; this one should take a bit longer to complete.

Microsoft Excel 2007 Benchmark Results

Benchmark Results:

With
300,000 iterations of Monte Carlo simulation taking place in this
benchmark it takes all the processors a bit longer to finish as it puts
a good load on the system. The AMD Phenom II X4 905e is slightly slower than the Phenom II X4 920, which is expected as the 905e has a lower clock frequency. 

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