Photoshop CC and Cinebench R15
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.
In this test, the FX-4300 was 22% slower than the FX-6350, 30% slower than the FX-8350, 26% faster than the A10-7870K, and was 26% slower than the Core i3-6100.
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 recognizes 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.
On Cinebench R15 CPU benchmark, the FX-4300 was 36% slower than the FX-6350, 53% slower than the FX-8350, 7% slower than the A10-7870K, and 25% slower than the Core i3-6100.