Rendering and Scientific

CineBench 11.5

This rendering benchmark based off of the Cinema 4D engine is a terrific indicator for multi-threaded processing.

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Single threaded results here show you the difference in the top out speed of 3.3 GHz compared to the 3.9 GHz of the i7-3770K, for example.  Look at how the FX-8150 stacks up in single threaded results though: the 3550P is about 36% faster!  Once you turn on the multi-threaded run you'll see the FX-8150 jump up and be competitive though the 3350P remains in the IVB picture.

POV-Ray 3.7

POV-Ray has long been the poster child for multi-threaded processing and rendering.


Similar results here in POV-Ray where the Core i5-3350P is about 30% slower than the Core i7-3770K.

Euler 3D Fluid Dynamics

This fluid dynamics simulation is very CPU and memory intensive.  From the benchmark source website:

The benchmark testcase is the AGARD 445.6 aeroelastic test wing. The wing uses a NACA 65A004 airfoil section and has a panel aspect ratio of 1.65, a taper ratio of 0.66, and a 45 degree quarter-chord sweep angle. This AGARD wing was tested at the NASA Langley Research Center in the 16-foot Transonic Dynamics Tunnel and is a standard aeroelastic test case used for validation of unsteady, compressible CFD codes. Figure 1 shows the CFD predicted Mach contours for a freestream Mach number of 0.960.

The benchmark CFD grid contains 1.23 million tetrahedral elements and 223 thousand nodes. The benchmark executable advances the Mach 0.50 AGARD flow solution. Our benchmark score is reported as a CFD cycle frequency in Hertz.


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Great results here for the 3350P compared to the AMD FX-8150 as it is able to maintain a performance advantage all the way up to 12 threads.  Obviously the Core i7-3770K and the i5-3570K are a bit faster thanks to higher clocks.


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