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.

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  • MDD1963 - Tuesday, June 26, 2018 - link

    Who *actually* thought, after so many years of Intel not giving coolers with it's "K" model variants, that this one might come with a bundled cooler? :) Reply
  • Tkan215215 - Monday, June 11, 2018 - link

    got rip off by Intel again Xd. little to no improvement. that is what their fab are for flexible manufacturing Reply
  • The Chill Blueberry - Monday, June 11, 2018 - link

    But that's not a new processor, it's just a binned i7-8700k. It's just pre-overclocked a bit and guaranteed stable. Reply
  • The Benjamins - Monday, June 11, 2018 - link

    A bin that is a big let down, with no better 2-6 core turbos it makes this CPU only marginally better then the 8700k. they could of tried to have the other turbo speeds have some improvements. Reply
  • Dr. Swag - Monday, June 11, 2018 - link

    This chip is obviously intended for OCing in which case it should be able to attend least hit 5 ghz. Reply
  • AutomaticTaco - Monday, June 11, 2018 - link

    Simple enough solution. Don't buy one. Right? Reply
  • mr_tawan - Monday, June 11, 2018 - link

    You know, this SKU is meant a collectible for their anniversary.

    I think they should gold plate the lid though :P
    Reply
  • jcc5169 - Monday, June 11, 2018 - link

    More INTEL non-innovation .... Reply
  • Death666Angel - Monday, June 11, 2018 - link

    It's a whimsical anniversary celebration CPU. What were you expecting? It will only sell to people who want it for the novelty/collectors aspect. Anyone getting it for the performance delta deserves to lose their money. Reply
  • AutomaticTaco - Monday, June 11, 2018 - link

    Or others who happen to be in the market for an upgrade now. Reply

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