These applications are certainly important in the workstation space, where compressed data helps speed-up file transfers and minimize storage requirements.
WinRAR doesn't fully utilize four Hyper-Threaded cores, so it's probable that much of what we're seeing in our workload comes from optimizations for IPC in the architecture. Regardless, there's a nice transition from Xeon E3-1275 to -1275 v3.
7-Zip is better able to exploit available resources, and it appears to reward the 100 MHz-higher of the Ivy Bridge generation, in addition to reflecting per-clock tweaks to each architecture. Haswell operates at the same frequency, so its advantage is purely architectural.
The WinZip results are in-line with our expectations on each set of tests, with the Xeon E3-1275 v3 clearly performing best.
- The Intel Xeon E3-1200 Series' Evolution
- Three Generations Of Xeon E3-1275 CPUs
- Supermicro SuperWorkstation 5037A-iL: Our LGA 1155 Test Platform
- Supermicro SuperWorkstation 5038A-iL: Our LGA 1150 Test Platform
- Hardware Setup And Benchmarks
- Results: Synthetics
- Results: Adobe CS6
- Results: Content Creation
- Results: Productivity
- Results: Compression Apps
- Results: Media Encoding
- Power Consumption And Noise
- Xeon E3-1275 v3: A Lot Like Haswell On The Desktop, With Pro Features