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Results: Compression Tools

System Builder Marathon, Q1 2014: Our New Enthusiast PC

The chart below represents three separate benchmarks. WinZip's -EZ switch forces the app to use maximum compression. That's a processor-bound test, and its more taxing workload translates to longer completion times. The OpenCL-accelerated version leverages graphics resources to help compress files larger than 8 MB.

Our OpenCL-enabled benchmark clearly favors the new build's GeForce GTX 780 Ti. The WinZip CPU test favors the current build, too, but for the Core i7-4770K's multi-threading prowess. The WinZip EZ results appear limited by memory bandwidth more than anything else, pulling the results closer together.

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