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Results: Compression

System Builder Marathon, Q1 2013: $600 Gaming PC

The fact that we use OpenCL acceleration in WinZip 17 helps keep those results pretty close, since the Radeon HD 7850 remains constant throughout testing. However, the CPU-oriented benchmarks are far more affected by our shift from Pentium to Core i5.

We really like that Corel went back and retooled WinZip to better utilize available processing resources. It's now quite a bit more competitive next to WinRAR and 7-Zip, both of which use the quad-core chip to slash the time it takes to compress our 1.3 GB folder of random files.

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