Testing Setup and SiSoft Sandra

For this review of the Intel Core i7-4770K we updated our entire suite of CPU benchmarks and thus we have a new set of results to present.  I was able to run the new tests on Haswell, Ivy Bridge, Sandy Bridge, Sandy Bridge-E, Vishera and Trinity processors for a could comparison group.

Test System Setup
CPU Intel Core i7-4770K
Intel Core i7-4670 (simulated)
Intel Core i7-3770K
Intel Core i7-3570 (simulated)
Intel Core i7-3970X
Intel Core i7-3820
Intel Core i7-2600K
Intel Core i5-2400
AMD FX-8350
AMD A10-5800K
Motherboard Intel DZ87KLT-75K (Haswell)
MSI Z77A-GD80 (IVB, SNB)
Intel DX79SR (Sandy Bridge-E)
ASUS 990FX (Vishera)
MSI A85 (Trinity)
Memory 8GB DDR3-1600
Storage Corsair Force GT 120 SSD
Sound Card On-board
Graphics Card AMD Radeon HD 7970 3GB
Intel HD 4600
Intel HD 4000
Intel HD 3500
AMD 7660G
Graphics Drivers Catalyst 13.4 (AMD)
Intel 5.13 (HD 4600, 4000, 3500)
Power Supply Corsair Professional AX1000 watt
Operating System Windows 8 Pro x64

SiSoft Sandra 2013 SP3a


The latest version of SiSoft Sandra offers up a lot of new features including GPU performance, OpenCL, etc. 

The Haswell Review - Intel Core i7-4770K Performance and Architecture - Processors  1

Raw CPU results put the Haswell CPU 6-8% ahead of the IVB 3770K but synthetic multimedia performance is 57% faster thanks to new instructions like AVX2.  Oddly, even using the same memory and timings, the 4770K ran at lower memroy bandwidth levels; we might have found a bug with our Z87 motherboard and timings / settings for memory. 

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