Office Performance

Dolphin Benchmark: link

Many emulators are often bound by single thread CPU performance, and general reports tended to suggest that Haswell provided a significant boost to emulator performance. This benchmark runs a Wii program that ray traces a complex 3D scene inside the Dolphin Wii emulator. Performance on this benchmark is a good proxy of the speed of Dolphin CPU emulation, which is an intensive single core task using most aspects of a CPU. Results are given in minutes, where the Wii itself scores 17.53 minutes.

Dolphin Emulation Benchmark

WinRAR 5.0.1: link

Our WinRAR test from 2013 is updated to the latest version of WinRAR at the start of 2014. We compress a set of 2867 files across 320 folders totaling 1.52 GB in size – 95% of these files are small typical website files, and the rest (90% of the size) are small 30 second 720p videos.

WinRAR 5.01, 2867 files, 1.52 GB

3D Particle Movement

3DPM is a self-penned benchmark, taking basic 3D movement algorithms used in Brownian Motion simulations and testing them for speed. High floating point performance, MHz and IPC wins in the single thread version, whereas the multithread version has to handle the threads and loves more cores.

3D Particle Movement: Single Threaded

3D Particle Movement: MultiThreaded

Web Benchmarks

On the lower end processors, general usability is a big factor of experience, especially as we move into the HTML5 era of web browsing. As browsing moves into a multithreaded arena and web applications get more advanced, it is all the more important to have an appropriate level of performance.

Mozilla Kraken 1.1

Kraken 1.1

Google Octane v2

Google Octane v2

Generational Performance: Office and Real World Benchmarks Professional Performance on Windows


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  • h4gfish - Monday, June 13, 2016 - link

    > This combination of colors tends to go down well with whoever loves gold,
    > perhaps indicating that Intel is looking at a new kind of premium customer.

    Whom do you mean by this 'new kind of premium customer'? Indians? Middle easterners? New York Italians? Rap stars? Or is it just that enterprise buyers don't tend to pay much attention to packaging? Maybe it's just me and my stereotypes, but I heard a 'sneer' in that sentence that is possibly unintentional.
  • Witek - Thursday, June 16, 2016 - link

    I still think overclocked i7-3930K provides awesome value, 6850K is more expensive, absymally faster, and not that much more power efficient. Only good reason is if you care about AVX2, few additional special instructions (like ADDX, FMA3, etc), improves AES speeds and random numbers generation, or PCI 3.0 (3930K only supports PCI 2.0). But in generic applications speed improvements are 10-15% on average. Not worth 2-3 times money.

    The price of 6950X is a joke, and it is better probably to get some Xeon (or two) at that price point. I understand making these chips is very expensive, but it is not practical to sell them at these prices.
  • SanX - Tuesday, June 21, 2016 - link

    Did I correctly understood this article mentions that if you use AVX instructions then overclocked freq must be up to 300 MHz less, which basically means that overclock is not possible? And did Ian use water cooling or all was on air? Reply
  • SlyNine - Wednesday, June 22, 2016 - link

    Pick up chicks easier. They loves the core count. Reply
  • spooh - Thursday, August 4, 2016 - link

    Any clues, if Anniversary update supports Turbo Boost Max? Reply

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