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System Builder Marathon, August 2012: $1000 Enthusiast PC

Benchmark Results: Productivity

All of the following tests run much faster on the overclocked Core i5-3570K, which is not much of a surprise considering its 1 GHz clock rate advantage.

Really, the only news here is the current quarter's relatively sluggish performance in the compression-oriented tests (specifically, WinRAR). But, when you remember that the previous build offered a bit more memory bandwidth, we have a potential explanation.