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Software Installation and Math Benchmarks

The purpose to this benchmark is to measure real-world software installation times of popular software. It is desirable to the user to have these popular applications (Adobe Reader, iTunes, Live Essentials) install as fast as possible. Our 2600K Sandy bridge tests were conducted some time ago with older versions.

Windows performs some complex caching and archiving of the installers and their contents. We timed install times using a stopwatch and recorded the times of repetitive consistent installations, uninstalling in between runs. This test is an approximation.

However for pi Calculation we can see a consistent delta between 2nd, 3rd and 4th generation processors.

Acrobat Reader, iTunes, Live Essentials 2012, HyperPI and wPrime benchmarks