Results: File Compression
All three file compression utilities appear to prefer different attributes of this quarter's machine. In 7-Zip, for example, we're pretty sure that the extra Hyper-Threaded cores are bolstering performance, keeping my system in front of last quarter's. In WinRAR, which tends not to fully utilize all of the cores we give it, we're hypothesizing that extra shared L3 cache is helping the Core i7-3930K along. WinZip gains some from multiple cores working in parallel, but also its OpenCL-accelerated component appears to favor the new system's GeForce GTX 760s more than the dual-GPU 690.