Lest we forget this is a competition, I previously mentioned that my only hope to win was that Don might have configured his $1600 platform incorrectly, since both of our boxes lean on the same CPU.
Although it appears that Adobe After Effects is pointing to a problem with his box, I think the issue is actually something outside of Don's control. Our After Effects workload is sensitive to available memory per logical thread. Because we're using the same CPU and I have twice as much RAM, I'm seeing a tremendous performance advance.
Don has another potential issue in Acrobat 11; his Core i7-4770K-equipped platform should be spinning up to 3.9 GHz in a single-threaded workload. But he loses to Paul's 3.4 GHz part at stock settings. Could it be this is another memory bandwidth-sensitive metric?
- Three Strong Systems Face Off
- Benchmark And Overclocking Configurations
- Results: 3DMark And PCMark
- Results: SiSoftware Sandra
- Results: Battlefield 4
- Results: Arma 3
- Results: Grid 2
- Results: Far Cry 3
- Results: Audio And Video Encoding
- Results: Adobe Creative Suite
- Results: Productivity
- Results: File Compression
- Power Consumption And Heat
- Overall Performance And Efficiency
- Picking A Performance-Value Winner