We used the multi-core ‘CPU’ test built into Cinebench R15 .
We manually archive a 1.23GB MP4 game recording to test the performance in 7-Zip.
We measured the average frame rate achieved for a task of converting a 1.23GB 1080P game recording using the High Profile setting and MP4 container.
Asus’ Maximus VIII Hero Z170 motherboard is able to overclock the 6700K to a point where it becomes competitive with the Haswell-E 5820K. The ability of Asus’ motherboard to push the CPU clock to 4.7GHz reaps solid performance gains.