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System Builder Marathon Q3 2014: Mainstream Enthusiast PC

Results: Compression Tools

The chart below represents three separate benchmarks. WinZip's -EZ switch forces the app to use maximum compression. That's a processor-bound test, and its more taxing workload translates to longer completion times. The OpenCL-accelerated version leverages graphics resources to help compress files larger than 8 MB.

Our OpenCL-enabled benchmark favors the previous build's Radeon R9 290 by a small margin. When it comes to the WinZip CPU and EZ tests, these Core i5-equipped systems are neck and neck once again, but the 4690K's higher clocks do come into play.