16 January 2021

PROJECT: PC Upgrade & Benchmark Results

Since 2011 I have been rocking on an Intel i5 2500K (man this thing should go into a museum for how well it has aged...), and only a couple of years ago did I "upgrade" to a Intel i7 3770K. I did this primarily for VR, as my old motherboard did not support the correct USB 3.0 specification... 

Well early this year I decided to do a proper upgrade, but before doing so I ran some benchmarks to compare the old/new PC. Turns out the new hardware is at least twice as fast, so I am a happy camper :D

Old/New PC Specifications

  Old PC Specs New PC Specs
CPU Intel i7 3770K Intel i7 10700KF
CPU Cooler Hyper 212 EVO be quiet! Dark Rock 4
RAM Kingston HyperX Beast 2x8GB 2133MHz DDR3 Team T-Force Dark Z 2x8GB 3200MHz DDR4
GPU ASUS GTX 1060 6GB Gigabyte RTX 3070 Gaming OC 8GB
SSD Samsung 860 Evo SATA III 250GB SSD Kingston A2000 M.2 NVMe 1TB SSD
MOBO Gigabyte GA-Z77MX-D3H Gigabyte Z490-GAMING-X
PSU Corsair HX650W 650W Gigabyte AP850GM 850W

Benchmark Results

  Old PC New PC
3DMark CPU ("Time Spy" test) 4398 9857
3DMark GPU ("Time Spy" test) 4162 14086
Steam VR Score 7.1 11.0
SOLIDWORKS (_AR2_Assembly.SLDASM) 17sec 12sec
Altium (Solar-heart_MAIN_v11b.PcbDoc) 12sec 3sec

Benchmark Results (Extra)