Professional Performance: Windows

Agisoft PhotoScan – 2D to 3D Image Manipulation: link

Agisoft PhotoScan creates 3D models from 2D images — a process that is very computationally expensive. The algorithm is split into four distinct phases, and different phases of the model reconstruction require either fast memory, fast IPC, more cores, or even OpenCL compute devices to achieve the best performance. Agisoft supplied us with a special version of the software to script the process, where we take 50 images of a stately home and convert it into a medium-quality model. This benchmark typically takes around 15 to 20 minutes on a high-end PC on the CPU alone, with GPUs reducing the time.

Agisoft PhotoScan Benchmark - Total Time

PhotoScan shows most APUs performing around 41 to 42 minutes, which suggests that there is a bottleneck in the core design.

Cinebench R15

Cinebench is a benchmark based around Cinema 4D, and is fairly well known among enthusiasts for stressing the CPU for a provided workload. Results are given as a score, where higher is better.

Cinebench R15 - Single Threaded

Cinebench R15 - Multi-Threaded

HandBrake v0.9.9: link

For HandBrake, we take a video (a 2h20 640x266 DVD rip) and convert it to x264 format in an MP4 container.  Results are given in terms of the frames per second processed, and HandBrake uses as many threads as possible.

HandBrake v0.9.9 LQ Film

Office and Web Performance Gaming Benchmarks: Integrated, R7 240 DDR3 and Dual Graphics
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  • tipoo - Thursday, November 19, 2015 - link

    In DX12 that will matter, in DX11 going from single threaded to multithreaded for draw calls doens't help. Check the link.
  • tipoo - Thursday, November 19, 2015 - link

    On the other hand " Also note that the FX 6300's DX12 results on R7 260X, GTX 970 and R9 290X comprehensively beat the more expensive Core i3 4130."
  • silverblue - Thursday, November 19, 2015 - link

    A lot may be simply down to the number of floating point units; the Pentium has two, the i3 has two with turbo and hyperthreading, and the FX6300 has three with turbo and a sort of hyperthreading mode as the FlexFPU can handle two 128-bit instructions at once or work together for a single 256-bit instruction, though Piledriver is horrendously crippled with the latter.
  • Kutark - Thursday, November 19, 2015 - link

    I feel like a "bruh" would have been better here instead of "dude".
  • Morawka - Thursday, November 19, 2015 - link

    no because of cache size, and more actual hardware on the i7's die
  • hojnikb - Saturday, November 21, 2015 - link

    What kind of actual hardware does i7 have, that i3 dont ?

    I mean, i3 is really just an i7 cut in half.
  • eanazag - Wednesday, November 18, 2015 - link

    I fully expect AMD to disappoint with Zen. I see no facts that indicate they will not do what they did in the past - fail to meet expectations at the time they said they would.
  • Oxford Guy - Wednesday, November 18, 2015 - link

    Just like when they were beating Intel's Netburst.
  • JoeMonco - Wednesday, November 18, 2015 - link

    And that was what? Like 15 years ago? It's definitely brought AMD great financial success that they beat a CPU microarchitecture from nearly 2 decades ago.
  • silverblue - Thursday, November 19, 2015 - link

    I don't think anybody was saying that.

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