Benchmarking Performance: CPU Office Tests

The office programs we use for benchmarking aren't specific programs per-se, but industry standard tests that hold weight with professionals. The goal of these tests is to use an array of software and techniques that a typical office user might encounter, such as video conferencing, document editing, architectural modelling, and so on and so forth.

All of our benchmark results can also be found in our benchmark engine, Bench.

Chromium Compile (v56)

Our new compilation test uses Windows 10 Pro, VS Community 2015.3 with the Win10 SDK to combile a nightly build of Chromium. We've fixed the test for a build in late March 2017, and we run a fresh full compile in our test. Compilation is the typical example given of a variable threaded workload - some of the compile and linking is linear, whereas other parts are multithreaded.

Office: Chromium Compile (v56)

This is another case where I think our improvised testbed is playing a bigger part, and I'd like to eventually re-run this on my standard testbed. Especially as compiling heavily hits more than just the CPU.

GeekBench4: link

Due to numerous requests, GeekBench 4 is now part of our suite. GB4 is a synthetic test using algorithms often seen in high-performance workloads along with a series of memory focused tests. GB4’s biggest asset is a single-number output which its users seem to love, although it is not always easy to translate that number into real-world performance comparisons.

Office: Geekbench 4 - Single Threaded Score (Overall)

Office: Geekbench 4 - MultiThreaded Score (Overall)

Like CineBench, the Core i7-8086K does will on the synthetic single threaded test.

PCMark8: link

Despite originally coming out in 2008/2009, Futuremark has maintained PCMark8 to remain relevant in 2017. On the scale of complicated tasks, PCMark focuses more on the low-to-mid range of professional workloads, making it a good indicator for what people consider 'office' work. We run the benchmark from the commandline in 'conventional' mode, meaning C++ over OpenCL, to remove the graphics card from the equation and focus purely on the CPU. PCMark8 offers Home, Work and Creative workloads, with some software tests shared and others unique to each benchmark set.

Office: PCMark8 Home (non-OpenCL)

Here the 8086K does eek out a win over the 8700K, although just barely.

Benchmarking Performance: CPU Encoding Tests Benchmarking Performance: CPU Legacy Tests


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  • TheinsanegamerN - Monday, June 18, 2018 - link

    Depends on the use case. For pure gaming, I'd stick with intel, which is a bit faster now and, if history is any indication, will hold up a LOT better for gaming in 5 years then the AMD chip will.

    Especially if you run games or emulators dependent on IPC (like PCSX2) the intel chip will perform a lot better then the AMD chip.

    There is also the memory controller. Ryzen 2000 improved, but intel's controller is still superior, and that matters for things like RTS games that consume memory bandwidth like black holes consume stars.
  • Stuka87 - Tuesday, June 12, 2018 - link

    Props to Asrock for providing the system so that you could get us stuff so quickly Ian. Not sure why everybody is complaining about the system and cooling that was used. The system was loaned to you so that you could get us numbers fast, which personally I am happy about. Thanks for your hard work Ian! Reply
  • El Sama - Tuesday, June 12, 2018 - link

    This is quite the premium cost for a small increase in frequency that should be close to what you get to a 8700k OCed, an interesting offering regardless. Reply
  • Oxford Guy - Thursday, June 14, 2018 - link

    Welcome to marketing — land of emotion. Reply
  • twtech - Tuesday, June 12, 2018 - link

    It seems like the only good reason to buy this processor would be for the preferential binning - it's kind of like a manufacturer official version of Silicon Lottery. Reply
  • xpto - Thursday, June 14, 2018 - link

    New Vulnerability hits Intel processors - Lazy FP State Restore
  • jarf1n - Thursday, June 14, 2018 - link

    well i know and few more that anatech are and clear long time amd support and cant make test without raise amd gpus and cpus someway better.
    but we are not idiots
    its clear that both 6-core cpus 870k0 and 8086 are much better cpus than amds 8-core ryzen 2700x. that is clear fact

    2700x is 8-core and still loose 3dmarks what is historical.. bcoz never bfore cpu that own more cores LOOSE cpu wich have less them.
    its tell clear that ryzen 2700x is weak and also mem problem show it.
    2700x cant handle high timing and hertz,

    2700x is better and really shod be for mathematic apz,but as i say ITS 8-CORE CPU.

    still it loose many test.

    and for thouse importants games and 3dmarks its loose and clear.

    when intels ALSO 8-core cpu guess 9700k release we really see how bad 2700z is.
    i can say that 8-core 2700x loose clear for intels 9700k 8-core cpu.

    ok..then 6700k vs 8086 cpu

    well its clear that 8086 is better than 8700k,bcoz 8086 is hand picket cpus and oc'd better than 8700k.

    so its mean 8086 ov'c higher,running lower heat ...exmaple all 8086 ov'd easily 5ghz, many 8700k not. only best.. and i took 24/7 use.

    sure if you get good 8700k its different,but if different is example anatech saying 75$ that i can get good cpu i pay it for joy!

    if you want best gaming rig buy:

    asus hero x
    2x8gb 4000mhz cl17 mem
    8086 or 8700k cpu and ocäd it about 5ghz
    buy more nvidia gtx 1080 ti

    then u have gaming rig that amd cant beat near 2 years...think about it...

    gtx 1080 ti is old shit and amd vega only few month old still no chance.
  • xpto - Monday, June 18, 2018 - link Reply
  • alpha754293 - Tuesday, June 19, 2018 - link

    FYI - On the overclocking CPU page - GeekBench MT chart is a duplicate of the CineBench MT chart. Reply
  • sarahberard - Wednesday, June 20, 2018 - link

    Hello I am so delighted I located your blog, I was watching on google for something else, great Reply

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