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I don't get the feeling that excel is multithreaded at all.....Whenever I work with HEAVY sets of data in excel and make any changes, Excel locks up for a good 20-30 seconds while my CPU is pegged at 25%. Now I can only assume that it's maxing one of the 4 cores, hence 25%. So wouldn't this Excel test be a better singlethreaded performance test? unless 2013 is multithreaded (I have 2010)

It depends on what kind of things you're doing with the data.

see http://www.anandtech.com/bench/CPU/57 and http://www.anandtech.com/bench/CPU/43

If you have stuff that crosslinks to get a result and isn't addition/multiplying/dividing rows and columns it won't be multithread because it needs the formulas done in order. Also if then elseif formulas aren't multi-thread. Vlookup/hlookup/index/match are some multi.

I've never had Excel lock up for 30seconds (how big is your data really?)... your workbook probably needs optimization or you're trying to do something in a nonoptimal way (like trying to use formulas instead of Pivottables).
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post #32 of 41
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It depends on what kind of things you're doing with the data.

see http://www.anandtech.com/bench/CPU/57 and http://www.anandtech.com/bench/CPU/43

If you have stuff that crosslinks to get a result and isn't addition/multiplying/dividing rows and columns it won't be multithread because it needs the formulas done in order. Also if then elseif formulas aren't multi-thread. Vlookup/hlookup/index/match are some multi.

I've never had Excel lock up for 30seconds (how big is your data really?)... your workbook probably needs optimization or you're trying to do something in a nonoptimal way (like trying to use formulas instead of Pivottables).

I was just doing a quick data dump from the firewall. Wasn't trying to do anything too much. Sort by IPs and Count.
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Results were interesting. There was a couple of things that surprised me though. The AMD APU's seem overall much better at gaming performance than the Intel IGPU's o.o.
The other odd thing was that in some tests, the FX-8150 beat the 8350. That was a real head-scratcher.

Overall, the placement by category wasn't too surprising. The top-end FX CPU's do well compared with anything Intel before Sandy Bridge, but don't hold up well to recent Intel generations.
And unsurprisingly, the LGA 2011 CPU's make a mockery out of everything else.
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post #34 of 41
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Results were interesting. There was a couple of things that surprised me though. The AMD APU's seem overall much better at gaming performance than the Intel IGPU's o.o.

How is this surprising? AMDs iGPUs has always been superior to Intels! tongue.gif
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How is this surprising? AMDs iGPUs has always been superior to Intels! tongue.gif

This.

The test was more of a iGPU test instead a CPU vs CPU test with a dedicated GPU.

AMD own the APU game! Intel own the CPU Game! NV own the GPU game! But AMD OWNS THE Price/Performance in APU/GPU/CPU Game tongue.gif
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Why such difference between 2500k and 2600k in Hitman w/ 7970 ?
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Why such difference between 2500k and 2600k in Hitman w/ 7970 ?
Contrary to popular belief, games can use more than 4 threads. thumb.gif
 
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Contrary to popular belief, games can use more than 4 threads. thumb.gif

The most recent ones written by competent developers? Yes.

Games that were complied for pathetic instruction sets like the x87 instead of SSE (such as Skyrim), or only received cosmetic DLCs (such as Cities XL, SC2, and the Hat Fortress 2)? Not so much.
post #39 of 41
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Contrary to popular belief, games can use more than 4 threads. thumb.gif

It's a popular belief because games like TF2, SC2 and Dota 2 which all use under three cores are much more popular than the newer titles that use more. There was 317k peak players for Dota 2 today and only 1.7k for Hitman.
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It's a popular belief because games like TF2, SC2 and Dota 2 which all use under three cores are much more popular than the newer titles that use more. There was 317k peak players for Dota 2 today and only 1.7k for Hitman.

Sad truth.

But well, worry not. That is going to change once the new consoles land.

Even the Wii U uses three full threads.
   
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