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|
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
Intel DZ87KLT-75K (Haswell)
MSI Z77A-GD80 (IVB, SNB)
Intel DX79SR (Ivy Bridge-E, Sandy Bridge-E)
ASUS 990FX (Vishera)
MSI A85 (Trinity)
|Storage||Corsair Force GT 120 SSD|
|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.
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!