Benchmarks: De/Compression – 7-Zip Multi-threaded
In this segment of the benchmarks, we’ll walk through compression software applications. We’ll use 7-ZIP and look at both compression and de-compression performance. 7-Zip is a multi-threading archiver, especially in de-compression that shows exceptionally well.
Benchmarks: Google Chrome – Kraken and Jetstream Browser
Video transcoding is well suited for systems that have more CPU cores. Encoding/transcoding to x.264 format is one of a processor’s most intensive tasks. In this test we encode a h.264 DTS 1080P trailer to Matroska x.264 with 5.1 channels AC3. This software is nice for benchmarking the CPU and memory. Compute wise this title also allows you to test features like AVX and OpenCL. We are testing brute processor performance right now though.
- Handbrake runs 16 cores max
The displayed number is the number of frames rendered per second averaged out over the encoding process. The higher the number, the faster the performance is. It’s exactly in applications like these where processors with more cores really shine as they are all utilized to the maximum.
Content creation: FryRender
FryRender is a benchmarking framework for everyone, not just for 3D users; anyone out there, from hardware integrators or hardware reviewers to die-hard gamers. Since its conception, FryRender has been designed with the aim of being the most muscled engine in its category. As a result, and after several years of intense development, FryRender’s core doesn’t let a single CPU cycle be wasted. Its routines have been written to be cache efficient, and to take the maximum advantage possible of the new multi-threading capabilities present in modern CPU architectures. Being a highly-optimized and extremely math-intensive application (mostly in floating-point) which makes a very efficient use of the system’s cache, we think that FryRender is the near perfect tool for measuring how much ‘brute computational power’ a computer is able to deliver.
- FryRender utilizes a maximum of 32 threads
Performance – Vray NEXT and Indigo 4.0
V-Ray is a stand-alone application to test how fast your hardware renders. The results are displayed in render time mode. The standalone application includes a single GPU scene and a single CPU scene. V-Ray is a computer-generated imagery rendering software application developed by the Bulgarian company Chaos Group. It is a commercial plug-in for third-party 3D computer graphics software applications and is used for visualizations and computer graphics in industries such as media, entertainment, film and video game production, industrial design, product design, and architecture. The software supports multi and mega threading, it is not limited by even 64-threads.
Following is Indigo Renderer, an unbiased, photorealistic GPU and CPU renderer aimed at ultimate image quality, by accurately simulating the physics of light. State of the art rendering performance, materials and cameras models – it’s all made simple through an interactive, photographic approach with few abstract settings, letting you concentrate on lighting and composing your imagery.
Corona Ray Tracing
This tool is very easy to use, simply save, extract, and run the downloadable file from their site and you will get started and it will automatically give you results at the end that we can then use to compare performance between CPUs. Workstation grade systems with up to 72 CPU threads can be used in this benchmark, meaning that it was made with heavy threading in mind, making it suitable for testing CPUs with both small and large CPU core counts.
Performance System Memory: Memory Read Test
Our memory tests are focused on copy, write, and latency. We moved away from 4800/5200 MHz and run 6000 MHz / for our reference processor tests these days (Intel and AMD).
Performance – Synthetic Gaming – 3DMark Time Spy
3DMark includes everything you need to benchmark your hardware. Time Spy is way more GPU-dependent, though. But still, a very representative title concerning PC gaming performance.