Benchmarking Performance: CPU Legacy Tests

Our legacy tests represent benchmarks that were once at the height of their time. Some of these are industry standard synthetics, and we have data going back over 10 years. All of the data here has been rerun on Windows 10, and we plan to go back several generations of components to see how performance has evolved.

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

3D Particle Movement v1

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. This is the original version, written in the style of a typical non-computer science student coding up an algorithm for their theoretical problem, and comes without any non-obvious optimizations not already performed by the compiler, such as false sharing.

Legacy: 3DPM v1 Single ThreadedLegacy: 3DPM v1 MultiThreaded

CineBench 11.5 and 10

Cinebench is a widely known benchmarking tool for measuring performance relative to MAXON's animation software Cinema 4D. Cinebench has been optimized over a decade and focuses on purely CPU horsepower, meaning if there is a discrepancy in pure throughput characteristics, Cinebench is likely to show that discrepancy. Arguably other software doesn't make use of all the tools available, so the real world relevance might purely be academic, but given our large database of data for Cinebench it seems difficult to ignore a small five minute test. We run the modern version 15 in this test, as well as the older 11.5 and 10 due to our back data.

Legacy: CineBench 11.5 MultiThreadedLegacy: CineBench 11.5 Single ThreadedLegacy: CineBench 10 MultiThreadedLegacy: CineBench 10 Single Threaded

x264 HD 3.0

Similarly, the x264 HD 3.0 package we use here is also kept for historic regressional data. The latest version is 5.0.1, and encodes a 1080p video clip into a high quality x264 file. Version 3.0 only performs the same test on a 720p file, and in most circumstances the software performance hits its limit on high end processors, but still works well for mainstream and low-end. Also, this version only takes a few minutes, whereas the latest can take over 90 minutes to run.

Legacy: x264 3.0 Pass 1Legacy: x264 3.0 Pass 2

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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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