We know from experience that 7-Zip is well-threaded, exploiting physical cores and benefiting from Hyper-Threading, too. The command performance from our Core i7s corresponds with our experience yet again.
In contrast, WinRAR's algorithms don't appear quite as well optimized. So, the Core i7s aren't set apart from the Core i5s we're using to compare in that workload.
The XPS One's Core i7 also appears to help in two of our WinZip tests, though the difference primarily reflects its slightly higher clock rate.
- Meet Dell's XPS One Touch 27
- Getting To Know The XPS One 27
- Inside The XPS One 27
- Test System Configurations
- Results: 3DMark And PCMark
- Results: SiSoftware Sandra
- Results: Battlefield 3
- Results: The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
- Results: F1 2012
- Results: Far Cry 3
- Results: Audio And Video Encoding
- Results: Adobe Creative Suite
- Results: Productivity
- Results: File Compression
- Average Performance Dissected
- Power, Heat, And Efficiency
- A Productivity PC For Windows 8