This quarter's overclocked configuration does well in 7-Zip, which is known to utilize multi-core CPUs effectively. The win is a small one though, and if the Athlon operates at its stock clock rate, Intel's Core i3 scores a victory instead.
Although we've updated our WinRAR version, that software is less friendly to the Trinity architecture. The overclocked Athlon trails Intel's stock Core i3.
In WinZip 18.0, the newest machine delivers solid value for the money, particularly in the OpenCL-enabled sub-test.
- Presenting Our New Budget Gaming PC
- CPU And Cooler
- Motherboard And Memory
- Graphics Card And Hard Drive
- Case, Power Supply, And Optical Drive
- Assembling Our Gaming Box
- Overclocking Our Budget AMD Platform
- How We Tested Our Budget Gaming PC
- Results: Synthetics
- Results: Audio And Video
- Results: Adobe Creative Suite
- Results: Productivity
- Results: Compression
- Results: Arma 3 And Battlefield 4
- Results: Far Cry 3 And Grid 2
- Power Consumption And Temperatures
- Performance Summary
- Can Less Funding Compete For Top Value?