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Results: Compression

System Builder Marathon, Q2 2013: $650 Gaming PC


This quarter's build also fails to impress in our compression-oriented tests.

In WinZip, for example, the EZ workload represents highest-compression possible utilizing all cores, and the Core i3 just can't compete. The less-taxing CPU benchmark takes less time on all platforms, but still favors the Core i5. And it's only when we let the graphics cards chip in with an OpenCL-enabled workload that the scores even out a little bit.

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