Testing Setup and SiSoft Sandra

For the 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.  The review today of Ivy Bridge-E will continue with that same set of tests.

Test System Setup
CPU Intel Core i7-4960X
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
AMD FX-8350
AMD A10-5800K
Motherboard Intel DZ87KLT-75K (Haswell)
Intel DX79SR (Ivy Bridge-E, 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
Graphics Drivers Catalyst 13.4 (AMD)
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. 

Ivy Bridge-E: Intel Core i7-4960X Processor Review - Processors 9

Clearly in theoretical performance the IVB-E based Core i7-4960X has the edge but even in areas of memory bandwidth and cache performance it is right on par with Sandy Bridge-E.  Also, with the IPC enhancements of Haswell, the new 6-core part actually falls behind the Core i7-4770K in the multimedia test!

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