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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  • 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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