7-Zip is a free and open-source file archiver, a utility used to place groups of files within compressed containers known as “archives”. 7-Zip uses its own 7z archive format, but can read and write several other archive formats. 7-Zip has been around for 20-years as it was first launched in 1999!
CPU-Z is a freeware that gathers information on some of the main devices of your system. CPU-Z also has a built-in benchmark that has become pretty popular since this application is widely used. The benchmark computes a 2-dimensional noise function, that could typically be used in a game to generate a procedural map. The code is written in C++, and compiled with Visual C++ 2008. No special instruction set is used, but the x64 version uses scalar SSE/SSE2 instructions to achieve floating point operations, whereas the 32-bit version keeps using the legacy x87 instructions, resulting in almost half of the x64 performance.
Maxon Cinebench R20 – link
CINEBENCH is a real-world cross platform test suite that evaluates your computer’s performance capabilities. CINEBENCH is based on MAXON’s award-winning animation software Cinema 4D, which is used extensively by studios and production houses worldwide for 3D content creation. MAXON software has been used in blockbuster movies such as Iron Man 3, Oblivion, Life of Pi and Prometheus and many more.
That wraps up testing, so let’s head to the conclusion!