File compression and archiving are common PC tasks. We use two popular compression programs that take advantage of all available threads, 7-Zip and WinRAR, for our benchmarks. ABBYY provides us with an OCR benchmark that is also fully threaded. Adobe Acrobat X Pro uses one thread and rounds out our file operation benchmarks.
Windows 8 edges out Windows 7 in three of the four benchmarks, including the single-threaded test. Windows 7 narrowly beats Windows 8 in the remaining one.
- A Performance Check With Core i7-3770K
- Benchmark Results: 3DMark 11 And PCMark 7
- Benchmark Results: Sandra 2012 And Fritz
- Benchmark Results: Crysis 2 And Mafia II
- Benchmark Results: Audio And Video
- Benchmark Results: Image Processing And Image Rendering
- Benchmark Results: File Compression And File Operations
- Confirmation: Similar Performance Under Windows 8