Page 1:Intel Strikes Back
Page 2:Hardware-Based Security Fixes, Architecture & Test Setup
Page 3:VRMark, 3DMark & AotS: Escalation
Page 4:Civilization VI Graphics & AI, Dawn of War III
Page 5:Far Cry 5, GTA: V & Hitman
Page 6:Shadow Of War & Project CARS 2
Page 7:Office & Productivity
Page 8:Rendering, Encoding & Compression
Page 9:Workstation Graphics
Page 10:Workstation Compute
Page 11:Power Consumption
The CPU composite score of SolidWorks combines render and compute performance. Multi-core scaling isn't the emphasis. Rather, per-core performance moves the needle furthest.
If the workload consists of strictly rendering, then Core i9-9900K is hard to beat.
Interestingly enough, AMD's CPUs dominate the 3ds Max composite score (this program seems better-optimized for AMD's architecture in general). For the first time, Core i7-8700K doesn't stand a chance against the Core i9.
Intel's CPUs bounce back in the rendering test, whereas AMD's Ryzen 7 2700X drops a few spots.
Creo reminds us that maximizing work done per clock cycle is critical. It'll probably take a very long time for developers to optimize for threading.
Almost everything in this application is perfectly parallelized, so a combination of threads and per-core performance form a brutal alliance.
Aside from the render workloads, there's no reason to buy a Core i9 over the older Core i7-8700K. But then the entire platform is out of place and you might want to consider a real workstation instead.
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- Intel Strikes Back
- Hardware-Based Security Fixes, Architecture & Test Setup
- VRMark, 3DMark & AotS: Escalation
- Civilization VI Graphics & AI, Dawn of War III
- Far Cry 5, GTA: V & Hitman
- Shadow Of War & Project CARS 2
- Office & Productivity
- Rendering, Encoding & Compression
- Workstation Graphics
- Workstation Compute
- Power Consumption