Professional Performance: Windows

Agisoft Photoscan – 2D to 3D Image Manipulation: link

Agisoft Photoscan creates 3D models from 2D images, a process which is very computationally expensive. The algorithm is split into four distinct phases, and different phases of the model reconstruction require either fast memory, fast IPC, more cores, or even OpenCL compute devices to hand. Agisoft supplied us with a special version of the software to script the process, where we take 50 images of a stately home and convert it into a medium quality model. This benchmark typically takes around 15-20 minutes on a high end PC on the CPU alone, with GPUs reducing the time.

Agisoft PhotoScan Benchmark - Total Time

Cinebench R15

Cinebench is a benchmark based around Cinema 4D, and is fairly well known among enthusiasts for stressing the CPU for a provided workload. Results are given as a score, where higher is better.

Cinebench R15 - Single Threaded

Cinebench R15 - Multi-Threaded

HandBrake v0.9.9: link

For HandBrake, we take two videos (a 2h20 640x266 DVD rip and a 10min double UHD 3840x4320 animation short) and convert them to x264 format in an MP4 container.  Results are given in terms of the frames per second processed, and HandBrake uses as many threads as possible.

HandBrake v0.9.9 LQ Film

HandBrake v0.9.9 2x4K

Hybrid x265

Hybrid is a new benchmark, where we take a 4K 1500 frame video and convert it into an x265 format without audio. Results are given in frames per second.

Hybrid x265, 4K Video

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  • ShieTar - Tuesday, May 31, 2016 - link

    You could have saved some money by not ordering a CPU on the very first day of availability. Other than that, there is no downside to having a 6800K instead of a 5820K, its just not vastly faster. Reply
  • ezcameron76 - Tuesday, May 31, 2016 - link

    What would have been the difference in getting it say next week or at what time would you say would be better. I have to have the PC build by this Thursday so didn't have the time but I wouldn't think the price would change in a short amount of time. Reply
  • ShieTar - Tuesday, May 31, 2016 - link

    About 50$ I assume. Don't know how to find this info for the US, but in Germany prices have dropped by 30€ from yesterday to today:
  • ezcameron76 - Tuesday, May 31, 2016 - link

    I paid $450 on newegg Reply
  • ezcameron76 - Tuesday, May 31, 2016 - link

    My question is should I return the 6800k for the 5820k as it will overclock better or no? Reply
  • ShieTar - Wednesday, June 1, 2016 - link

    Not really, the first 10% of better OC will be wasted on compensation of the IPC improvement anyways. And with virtually no CPU-limited games out there, you don't really need to OC anyways. Reply
  • TEAMSWITCHER - Tuesday, May 31, 2016 - link

    I'm not sure. Most of the reviews are overclocking the 10-core 6950X. I'm wondering if there will be some sweet 6-core parts (6800K and 6950K) that overclock great because the four disabled cores are used separate the six functional cores. I'm speculating that having active cores separated by inactive cores might help to impede thermal accumulation.

    It's a funny thought I had today, but I don't know of any way to find out which cores are disabled.
  • HighTech4US - Tuesday, May 31, 2016 - link

    Where the heck is the GTX 1080 review?

    It's been weeks since the NDA was lifted on it and now with the NDA lifted on the GTX 1070 nothing again.

    Since there was time to do this review excuses about not enough time to do a proper review won't hold water.
  • fanofanand - Tuesday, May 31, 2016 - link

    960 *cough* Reply
  • JanSolo242 - Tuesday, May 31, 2016 - link

    For a mere $4,115, why not order a 22 core Xeon? :-D

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