Hello fellow Windows user, whom hail from the new world. This is a general thread for us normies.
I’ll start off by saying what my favorite stability and benchmark application in Windows is.
It is impossible to get 100% stability in handbrake even if you are stable in prime95 and AIDA64 for 24 hrs of testing. Handbrake uses AVX, which atleast in AMDs case is behind that of Intel HEDT. I also use handbrake to bench my CPU from gen to gen. For instance (running everything at stock settings), my 1700 got 17 FPS with a episode of a tv show @ 1080p h265. My 1800x got 19fps, my 2700x gets around 23fps and my 3900x gets around 50fps.
I never have really been one to test single thread or core workloads. As my workload never needs just one thread. The games I play use more than 4 cores, besides runescape. And Runescape can run on a potato for 2003.
What are your workloads? What do you play? What programs do you use to watch and listen to media? etc