Simulated Applications

The media and entertainment benchmark includes testing with the following applications; Blender, HandBrake, LuxRender, IOMeter and Maya. This comprehensive test gave the Core i7-6700K a score of just 5.25pts which was just 1.5% less than the 4790K.

The product development suite includes; Rodinia (pre-euler 3D), WPCcfd (based on OpenFoam), CalculiX, IOMeter (product dev trace), Catia viewset, Siemens NX viewset, SolidWorks viewset and Autodesk Showcase viewset. This time the Core i7-6700K was a fraction faster than the 4790K, though it's safe to say both processors delivered the same performance here.

Life Sciences includes: Lammps, NAMD, Rodinia (heartwall, lavamd, hotspot,srad), Medical Viewset and IOMeter (life sci trace). This time the Core i7-4790K came out on top but again the results were very much the same.

Financial Services includes; Monte Carlo, Black Scholes and Binomial. Again the Core i7-4790K and 6700K delivered the same performance.

The Energy test includes FFTW, Convolution, Energy viewset, srmp, Kirchhoff Migration, Poisson and IOMeter (energy trace). Here the Core i7-4790K appeared to have a slight advantage over the 6700K.

Finally the general operating test suite which includes; 7Zip, Python, Octave and IOMeter (gen ops trace). Again, the Core i7-4790K was slightly faster than the 6700K.