ADOBE PHOTOSHOP CC
In our Photoshop CC test, we employ the Radial Blur Test for measuring CPU performance. It works by applying a complex Radial Blur filter to a high-resolution image (4500 x 3000), and measuring the time it takes to finish the task. Since all of our CPUs today feature integrated graphics, we will be using GPU Acceleration.
In this test the i5 really shows its worth beating the overclocked variant by over 40%. Our Pentium falls dead last again even with its overclock. We also see a slight increase in performance with the overclock for our APU.
7-Zip is an open-source file archiving program. We use the program’s built-in benchmark utility to measure our CPU’s performance in both compressing and decompressing files. We test with a dictionary size of 32MB and all 16 threads.
WinRAR is easily the most well-known file archiving program. In our test we use the application’s built-in benchmark utility in order to determine CPU performance.
LibrOffice is a open source spreadsheet application, and is Microsoft’s Excels main competitor, It is used by millions worldwide and has fantastic support for hardware acceleration.
GROUND WATER TEST
Our Ground Water test takes the groundwater level during the measurement period from three counties, and gives us the difference from the average, lowest and highest elevations over the entire measurement respectively. It would be something used by Civil Scientists, which uses statistics to determine the results.
Here we see the Pentium G3258 get absolutely smoked, LibreOffice is finely tuned for HSA thanks to AMD working with the developers and it shows in spades. Also our stock variant gets beat by 50% The i5 also shows up a bit slow.
ENERGY MARKET TEST
The Energy Market test takes consumption of four different forms of energy (namely Hydro, Biogas, Charcoal and LPG) measured in different units in different countries, and gives the correlation of different energy consumption in each country which represents a use-case that enables comparing different forms of energy based on consumption and the influence of one form on the other forms of energy.
This is something that enables comparing different forms of energy based on consumption and the influence of one form on the other forms to useful for Marketers or Energy Analysts
We made sure to run this test multiple times, but the results were always the same. Something in this test really doesn’t like the Intel hardware. This kind of performance made us rethink using Excel.
BUILDING DESIGN TEST
In the Building Design test we use the flat number, Fenestration Area and Opaque area of a particular flat are the inputs to get computation of ETTV (single material) and ETTV-TWO (more than one material) values yielding the permissible value of thermal performance of the entire building and energy conservation design factors, depending on the number of materials used for the building design.
This is useful for Architects designing and constructing buildings for customers.
Okay this makes a bit more sense, the i5 makes serious headway to get up to the stock APU configuration. The Pentium trails in the back and the overclock takes a decent lead.