These days there are basically two different groups of customers who demand lots of processing power: content creators and gamers, while this 2D performance comparison is targeting content creators. After having had a look at the following pages you'll have an overview on how fast recent CPUs are in regarding a variety of programs, may it be video encoding, rendering, ...
PCMark 8 includes tests based on popular Adobe and Microsoft applications. In order to test the max perfomance of our system, we run the Creative benchmark suite in “Conventional” mode without OpenCL acceleration. PCMark 8 Creative benchmark includes workloads typical for enthusiasts and professionals who work in the field of content creation. The score in PCMark 8 Creative is measured in points where higher is better.
3DMark is a benchmarking tool created and developed by Futuremark Corporation to determine the 3D rendering performance of GPU and CPU. In this article we only use the Physix workload testing routing to find out how capable a processor is. The score is measured in points where higher is better.
Microsoft's Excel doesn't need much introduction, since we believe almost all of our readers have worked at least once with this application. In order to check performance we're using a file which conducts extensive calculations. In order to determine performance we measure the time it takes to finish the calculations.
Cinebench is a real-world cross platform test suite that evaluates your computer's 3D rendering capabilities. The test scenario uses all of your system's processing power to render a photorealistic 3D scene (from the viral "No Keyframes" animation by AixSponza). This scene makes use of various algorithms to stress all available processor cores.
SiSoft Sandra is a theoretical multi purpose benchmark suite which is able to show differences in CPU architectures. Therefore on this page you'll find Arithmetic-, Multimedia- and Cryptography-benchmarks.
Blackhole Benchmark Multithreaded
Black Hole evaluates the raw double precision performance with floating point as well as integer operations. There two different routines: multithreaded and singlethreaded. Multithreaded will load all available threads, while singlethreaded will use only one thread.
WinRAR is one of the most common file archiving programs. In our test we use the application’s in-built benchmark utility to determine CPU performance. Performance is measured in KB/s (kilobytes per second), where higher is better.
7-Zip is an open-source file archiving program. We use the application’s built-in benchmark utility to measure CPU performance regarding compression and decompression of files. We test with a dictionary size of 32MB and use all availables threads. The results is displayed in MIPS (millions of instructions per second), where higher is better.
Frybench is based on fryrender, which is one of the most demanding engines in its category. Fryrender uses every CPU core available without wasting as little CPU cycles as possible. The benchmark has been written to take as much advantage as possible of the new multi-threading processors. The final score is disaplyed in minutes. To keep things easier for comparison we're displaying the results in seconds and lower is better.
HandBrake is an open-source, GPL-licensed, multiplatform, multithreaded video transcoder, available for MacOS X, Linux and Windows. This software puts multithread CPUs to good use and it allows to transcode videos using different codec, like for instance h.264. For our test we have used a short 4K video file and transcode it with the h.264 and the h.265 codec using the so called high profile and the file is being saved in a MP4 container. The result you see below is average frames per second, where more is better.
We guess almost anybody knows Photoshop. In the case of our performance comparison we're using an action script from Keith Simonian, which applies "radial blur" to a 4.8MB test picture. Apart from that Photoshop can measure the time it takes until the operation is complete.