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Performance in programs

 Cinebench R15

Cinebench R15 is based on the Cinema 4D software. It is very useful to measure the performance gain obtained by the presence of several processing cores while rendering heavy 3D images. Rendering is an area where a bigger number of cores helps a lot, because usually this kind of software recognize several processors (Cinebench R15, for example, can use up to 256 processing cores).

We ran the CPU benchmark, which renders a complex image using all the processing cores (real and virtual) to speed up the process. The result is given as a score.

Pentium G4560 review

On Cinebench R15 CPU benchmark, the Pentium G4560 was 32% faster than the Pentium G4500, 10% slower than the Core i3-7100, and 46% slower than the Core i5-7600K.

CPU-Z

On its current version, the well-known hardware identification software CPU-Z comes with a benchmarking tool, which measures CPU performance for one core and for all available cores.

Pentium G4560 review

On the single thread benchmark, the Pentium G4560 was similar to the Pentium G4500, and was 10% slower than the Core i3-7100, and 18% slower than the Core i5-7600K.

Pentium G4560 review

On the multiple thread benchmark, the Pentium G4560 was 19% faster than the Pentium G4500, 12% slower than the Core i3-7100, and 52% slower than the Core i5-7600K.

HandBrake

HandBrake is an open source video converting tool. We used it to convert a Full HD, six-minute long .mov video file into a .MP4 file, using the “Fast 1080p30” output profile. The results below are given in seconds, so the lower the better.

Pentium G4560 review

On HandBrake, the Pentium G4560 was 23% faster than the Pentium G4500 and 14% slower than the Core i3-7100. We didn’t run this program on the Core i5-7600K.

DivX

We used the DivX converter, a tool included in the DivX package, in order to measure the encoding performance using this codec. The DivX codec is capable of recognizing and using all available cores and the SSE4 instruction set.

We converted a Full HD, six-minute long .mov video file into an .avi file, using the “HD 1080p” output profile. The results below are given in seconds, so the lower the better.

Pentium G4560 review

On DivX encoding, the Pentium G4560 performed similarly to the Pentium G4500, being 6% slower than the Core i3-7100 and 33% slower than the Core i5-7600K.

Media Espresso

Media Espresso is a video conversion program that uses the graphics processing unit of the video engine to speed up the conversion process. We converted a 1 GiB, 1920x1080i, 23,738 kbps, .mov video file to a smaller 320×200, H.264, .MP4 file for viewing on a smartphone. The results below are given in seconds, so the lower the better.

Pentium G4560 review

Here the Pentium G4560 was also on a technical tie to the Pentium G4500, and was 11% slower than the Core i3-7100 and 23% slower than the Core i5-7600K.

Photoshop CC

The best way to measure the performance of a CPU is by using real programs. The problem, of course, is to create a methodology that offers precise results. For Photoshop CC, we used a script named “Retouch Artist Speed Test,” which applies a series of filters to a standard image and gives the time Photoshop takes to run all of them. The results are given in seconds, so the less, the best.

Pentium G4560 review

In this test, the Pentium G4560 performed similarly to the Pentium G4500 and the Core i3-7100, being 40% slower than the Core i5-7600K.

WinRAR

Another task where the CPU is very demanded is on file compacting. We ran a test compacting a folder with 8 GiB on 6.813 files to a file, using WinRAR 4.2. The graph below shows the time taken on each test.

Pentium G4560 review

On WinRAR, the Pentium G4560 was 12% faster than the Pentium G4500, 8% slower than the Core i3-7100, and 29% slower than the Core i5-7600K.