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Benchmark System, Software, And Settings

Compression Performance: 7-Zip, MagicRAR, WinRAR, WinZip
By , Achim Roos
Test System Specs
Intel Core i7-3770K @ 3.5 GHz (quad-core)
Gigabyte Z77X-UD3H WiFi (BIOS 1504)
16 GB Corsair Vengeance @ 1,600 MT/s (2 x 8 GB)
Sapphire Radeon HD 7870 Flex 2 GB GDDR5
256 GB Samsung PM810 SSD SATA 3GB/s
Power Supply
Seasonic X-760 (760 W max)
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 8 Professional (64-bit)
Graphics Driver
AMD Catalyst 13.1
Benchmark Suite
385 MB (27 PDF Files, 10 PowerPoint Presentations, 17 Word Documents, 4 Excel Spreadsheets, 30 JPEG Images, LibreOffice 3.5.3 Installer)
Application Settings
7-Zip 9.28b
LZMA 1) Syntax "a -t7z -r -m0=LZMA -mx=9"
2) Syntax "a -t7z -r -m0=LZMA -mx=5"
LZMA2 3) Syntax "a -t7z -r -m0=LZMA2 -mx=9"
4) Syntax "a -t7z -r -m0=LZMA2 -mx=5"
ZIP 5) Syntax "a -tzip -r -mx=9"
6) Syntax "a -tzip -r -mx=5"
MagicRAR 8.0
7z 1) Syntax "ar 7z"
RAR 2) Syntax "ar rar"
3) Syntax "ar rar 3"
ZIP 4) Syntax "ar zip"
  5) Syntax "ar zip normal"
WinRAR 4.2
RAR 1) Syntax "a -r -m5"
2) Syntax "a -r -m3"
ZIP 3) Syntax "winrar a -afzip -r -m5"
4) Syntax "winrar a -afzip -r -m3"
WinZip 17 Pro
ZIP 1) Syntax "-a -ee -p -r" Enhanced Defalt
2) Syntax "-a -en -p -r" Normal
ZIPX 3) Syntax "-a -ez -p -r" LZMA
4) Syntax "-a -el -p -r" Best Method
5) Syntax "-a -ep -p -r" PPmd
6) Syntax "-a -eb -p -r" Bzip2
7) Syntax "-a -ex -p -r" Portable
8) Syntax "-a -ex -ya -p -r" OpenCL
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