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System Builder Marathon, Q3 2013: $350 Bonus Entry-Level PC

Results: Compression

Sporting a stronger quad-core processor and faster storage drive, the $350 PC takes victories in all three compression utilities. Its only loss is in the OpenCL-enabled workload, where last quarter's Radeon HD 7750 discrete card pulls off a single win. The current build's most impressive victory comes from 7-Zip, since that utility fully exploits AMD's modular Piledriver architecture.