Below is a list of the applications we've used for our testing - most of them are available free for public consumption, although some are popular professional software applications. We're in the process of updating our benchmarks so please bare with us - we know some of these are a little dated but they still scale well and highlight any significant performance improvements.
We've used Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1, as this is the most flexible and reliable 64-bit OS for testing the applications above.
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Hardware (Intel Core i7-4790K)