Compiling the Qt SDK with Visual C++
Our resident code monkey, Bruno Ferreira, helped us put together this code-compiling test. Qtbench records the time needed to compile the Qt SDK using Microsoft’s Visual C++ compiler, which is probably a more realistic test for most Windows developers than our old GCC test. The number of jobs dispatched by the Qtbench script is configurable, and we set the number of threads to match the hardware thread count for each CPU.
File compression with 7-Zip
The free and open-source 7-Zip archiving utility has a built-in benchmark that occupies every core and thread of the host system. It also correlates remarkably closely with real-world performance in the archiver.
Before you get too down on the old Core i7-8700K, keep in mind that the hex-core has the fewest cores of the tested CPUs. That’s right—it’s 2019, and quad-cores need not apply.
Disk encryption with Veracrypt