Review: AMD Bulldozer FX-4170
Category : Reviews
Published by Marc B├╝chel on 25.06.12
It's been quite while since AMD released it's bulldozer processors. When they were launched we reviewed the FX-8150 and the FX-8120 octacore CPUs. These two processors haven't been able to convince because of their poor performance per MHz. Now we're going to check wether the FX-4170 with 4.2 GHz is a fierce competitor for Intel or not.




How AMDs quadcore Bulldozer FX CPUs performs in our benchmarking parcours, that's what we're going to show you on the following pages. Furhtermore we'll also take a closer look at the architecture of AMDs quadcore CPU.



Page 1 - Introduction Page 9 - Super Pi / Wprime
Page 2 - Specifications Page 10 - WinRar
Page 3 - The Bulldozer CPU Page 11 - Crysis
Page 4 - Test Setup Page 12 - Resident Evil 5
Page 5 - Futuremark Page 13 - Street Fighter 4
Page 6 - Cinebench Page 14 - Power consumption
Page 7 - SiSoft Sandra 1 Page 15 - Conclusion
Page 8 - SiSoft Sandra 2  


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Specifications

  FX-8150 FX-6100 FX-4170 Phenom II 955 Phenom II X6 1090T
Codename Bulldozer Bulldozer Bulldozer Deneb Thuban
Socket AM3+ AM3+ AM3+ AM3 AM3
Manufacturing 32 nm 32 nm 32 nm 45 nm 45 nm
Transistors 1.2 Bio xxx Bio xxx Bio 0.758 Bio 0.904 Bio
Die-size 315 mm2 ??? mm2 ??? mm2 258 mm2 346 mm2
Clock 3.6 GHz 3.3 GHz 4.2 GHz 3.2 GHz 3.2 GHz
Cores 4M / 8C 3M / 6C 2M / 4C 4C / 4T 6C / 6T
Turbo 3.9 GHz 3.6 GHz 4.3 GHz N/A 3.6 GHz
Turbo Max (for only half of total core amount DDR3 DDR3 DDR3 DDR2/DDR3 DDR2/DDR3
Memory controller Dual Channel Dual Channel Dual Channel Dual Channel Dual Channel
NB Frequency 2.2 GHz 2.0 GHz 2.0 GHz 2.0 GHz  2.0 GHz
L1 Execution Cache 64 KByte 64 KByte 64 KByte 64 KByte 64 KByte
L1 Data Cache 16 KByte 16 KByte 16 KByte 64 KByte 64 KByte
L2 Cache 2 MB 2 MB 2 MB 512 KByte 512 KByte
L3 Cache 8 MB shared 6 MB shared 4 MB shared 6 MB shared 6 MB shared
TDP 125 Watt 95 Watt 125 Watt 125 Watt 125 Watt
C1E Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Virtualisation AMD-V AMD-V AMD-V AMD-V AMD-V
Instruction sets MMX, SSE, SSE2, SSE3
SSE4a, AMD64T, AVE, ABM
MMX, SSE, SSE2, SSE3
SSE4a, AMD64T, AVE, ABM
MMX, SSE, SSE2, SSE3
SSE4a, AMD64T, AVE, ABM
MMX, SSE, SSE2, SSE3
SSE4a, AM64T
MMX, SSE, SSE2, SSE3
SSE4a, AMD64T


Page 1 - Introduction Page 9 - Super Pi / Wprime
Page 2 - Specifications Page 10 - WinRar
Page 3 - The Bulldozer CPU Page 11 - Crysis
Page 4 - Test Setup Page 12 - Resident Evil 5
Page 5 - Futuremark Page 13 - Street Fighter 4
Page 6 - Cinebench Page 14 - Power consumption
Page 7 - SiSoft Sandra 1 Page 15 - Conclusion
Page 8 - SiSoft Sandra 2  



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The Bulldozer CPU


Let's begin with AMD's line-up, here we will talk about the Bulldozer CPUs that are meanwhile available. With Bulldozer AMD has seven models in its portfolio. Two of them are eight-core CPUs, one is a six-core processor and finally another one is a quad-core model. These AM3+ processors are compatible with AM3 motherboards. However you will have to check the website of your motherboard manufacturer to update to latest BIOS version and check if there is a version that supports the new FX processors.

Looking at the specifications, they have a TDP of 95 Watts and 125 Watts for the most powerful of them. They also have a L2 cache that is proportional to the amount of cores and 8 MB of L3 cache. All those FX processors are ''Black Editions'', which means that the CPU multiplyer is unlocked. Furthermore all CPUs have a Turbo feature. The first step, which is called Turbo Core does affect all the CPUs cores while the second step only affects half of total amount of cores, which has the consequence that the dissipation power remains withing the TDP limit.





At the time this article has been written the cheapest AMD FX CPU costs CHF 116.- (est. EUR 97.-). The price goes all the way up to CHF 217.- (est. EUR 180.-) for the high-end FX-8150. The FX-4170 we tested here costs CHF 148.- (est. EUR 123.-).





AMD started from scratch to make this new architecture way different from what we used to see on a Phenom II for exemple. The major change is the sharing of computing units. By computing units we mean the fetching unit as well as the decoding unit, the Floating Point Scheduler and finally the L2 cache. The image above shows you a dual core CPU while the image below shows you how a Bulldozer's module (2 physical cores) is organized.

Theorically this lowers the CPUs manufacturing cost by lowering the amount of transistors this should also result in lower power consumption and still maintaining maximum performance. In practice it's another world. The FX Bulldozer's architecture is performing very well for multithreaded applications and for optimized software as well as server and supercomputers. Unfortunately you and me we're no professional users, we're consumers and this is a entirely different target market. We do not tailor the software to our needs. We have software the is how it is and for us a CPU should perform best with the software we have. But we'll focus on that in the performance part of this review. To stay plain and simple, this architecture can be seen like Intel's Hyperthreading but better. Better because hyperthreading is based on one physical and one logical core. Bulldozer on the other hand offers two physical cores which offer an 80 percent scaling. Could it be seen as a quadcore CPU with "HyperThreading" ? No, although it's not a "real" octacore processor as well. We like to say it's a processor with four modules.





Page 1 - Introduction Page 9 - Super Pi / Wprime
Page 2 - Specifications Page 10 - WinRar
Page 3 - The Bulldozer CPU Page 11 - Crysis
Page 4 - Test Setup Page 12 - Resident Evil 5
Page 5 - Futuremark Page 13 - Street Fighter 4
Page 6 - Cinebench Page 14 - Power consumption
Page 7 - SiSoft Sandra 1 Page 15 - Conclusion
Page 8 - SiSoft Sandra 2  



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Test setup

Desktop CPUs

Motherboards
  • Intel Socket 2011: ASUS Rampage IV Formula
  • Intel Socket 1366: ASUS P6T Deluxe
  • Intel Socket 1156: P7P55D-E Premium
  • Intel Socket 1155: ASUS P8Z77-V Deluxe
  • Intel Socket 1155: Intel DP67BG
  • AMD Socket AM3+: ASUS Crosshair V Formula
  • AMD Socket AM3: ASUS Crosshair IV Formula
  • AMD Socket FM1: ASUS F1A75-V Pro
CPUs
  • AMD FX-4170, 4.2 GHz
  • AMD FX-6100, 3.3 GHz
  • AMD FX-8150, 3.6 GHz
  • AMD FX-8120, 3.1 GHz
  • AMD A8 3870K, 3.0 GHz
  • AMD A8 3850, 2.90 GHz
  • AMD Phenom II X6 1090T, 3.20 GHz
  • Intel Xeon E5-2600 3.0 GHz
  • Intel Core i7 3960X, 3.30 GHz
  • Intel Core i7 3930K, 3.20 GHz
  • Intel Core i7 3820, 3.60 GHz
  • Intel Core i7 3770K, 3.50 GHz
  • Intel Core i7 3570K, 3.40 GHz
  • Intel Core i7 2600K, 3.40 GHz
  • Intel Core i5 2500K, 3.30 GHz
  • Intel Core i7 990 X, 3.46 GHz
  • Intel Core i7 980 X, 3.33 GHz
  • Intel Core i7 975 XE, 3.33 GHz
  • Intel Core i7 965 XE, 3.20 GHz
  • Intel Core i7 950, 3.06 GHz
  • Intel Core i7 940, 2.93 GHz
  • Intel Core i7 920, 2.66 GHz
  • Intel Core i7 875, 2.93 GHz
  • Intel Core i7 870, 2.93 GHz
  • Intel Core i5 750, 2.66 GHz
Memory
  • Intel Socket 2011: Kingston HyperX H2O 2133 CL 9-9-9-24, 4 x 2 GByte
  • Intel Socket 1155: Kingston HyperX H2O 2133 CL 9-9-9-24, 2 x 2 GByte
  • Intel Socket 1366, 1156: Corsair Dominator TR3X3G1600C8D CL 9-9-9-24, 3 x 2 GByte
  • AMD: Corsair Dominator TR3X3G1600C8D CL 8-8-8-24, 2 x 2 GByte
Graphic Card
  • Gigabyte GTX 285
  • Integrated graphics
HDD
  • Samsung Spinpoint F1 640 GByte
PSU
  • Enermax Revolution 85+ 1050 Watt


Mobile CPU

CPU - Graphic - Notebook
  • Intel Core i7-3610QM, 2.3 GHz - NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670M - ASUS G75V
  • Intel Core i7-2630QM, 2.0 GHz - NVIDIA GeForce 540M - Toshiba Qosmio F750-F10
  • Intel Core i5-2410M, 2.3 GHz - Radeon HD 6470M - Sony Vaio S - VPC-SB1s1EW


We are aware of the fact that notebook configurations show significant deviatons. Because of this we recommend to only take a closer look at those benchmarks which show direct CPU performance.


Page 1 - Introduction Page 9 - Super Pi / Wprime
Page 2 - Specifications Page 10 - WinRar
Page 3 - The Bulldozer CPU Page 11 - Crysis
Page 4 - Test Setup Page 12 - Resident Evil 5
Page 5 - Futuremark Page 13 - Street Fighter 4
Page 6 - Cinebench Page 14 - Power consumption
Page 7 - SiSoft Sandra 1 Page 15 - Conclusion
Page 8 - SiSoft Sandra 2  



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3DMark 06

3DMark 06 is getting older these days. Therefore if you are using really powerful graphic cards you will hit CPU limitation which means that the graphic card isn't the bottleneck in the system. This is also the reason why in recent high-end desktop systems 3DMark 06 scales nicely with the CPU and the graphic card has much less influence on the scores.

Total

3DMark 06 Total   Percent
Intel Core i7 3960X 3.30 GHz DDR3-1600 22'085 144.55 %
Intel Core i7 3930K 3.20 GHz DDR3-1600 21'980 143.87 %
Intel Core i7 3770K 3.50 GHz DDR3-1600 21'614 141.47 %
Intel Core i7 3820 3.60 GHz DDR3-1600 21'226 138.93 %
Intel Core i7 3570K 3.40 GHz DDR3-1600 21'173 138.58 %
Intel Core i7 990 X 3.46 GHz DDR3-1600 21'027 137.63 %
Intel Xeon E5-2600 3.0 GHz 20'860 136.54 %
Intel Core i7 2600K 3.40 GHz DDR3-2133 20'854 136.50 %
Intel Core i7 2600K 3.40 GHz DDR3-1333 20'850 136.47 %
Intel Core i5 2500K 3.30 GHz DDR3-1333 20'413 133.61 %
Intel Core i7 980 X 3.33 GHZ DDR3-1600 20'380 133.39 %
Intel Core i7 3610QM 2.30 GHz DDR3-1600 19'670 128.75 %
Intel Core i7 875 K 2.93 GHz DDR3-1600 18'825 123.22 %
Intel Core i7 975 XE 3.33 GHZ DDR3-1600 18'368 120.23 %
AMD Phenom II X6 1090T 3.2 GHz DDR3-1333 17'729 116.04 %
Intel Core i7 965 XE 3.2 GHz DDR3-1600 17'617 115.31 %
Intel Core i7 870 2.93 GHz DDR3-1333 17'463 114.30 %
Intel Core i5 750 2.66 GHz DDR3-1333 17'330 113.43 %
AMD FX-8150 3.6 GHz DDR3-1600 16'985 111.17 %
Intel Core i7 950 3.06 GHz DDR3-1600 16'218 106.15 %
AMD Phenom II X4 955 3.2 GHz DDR3-1333 16'197 106.02 %
AMD FX-8120 3.1 GHz DDR3-1600 16'155 105.74 %
AMD FX-4170 4.2 GHz DDR3-1600 15'713 104.15 %
Intel Core i7 940 2.93 GHz DDR3-1600 15'688 102.68 %
AMD A8 3870K, 3.0 GHz DDR3-1600 15'634 102.33 %
Intel Core i7 920 2.66 GHZ DDR3-1600 15'278 100.00 %
AMD A8 3850 2.90 GHz DDR3-1600 15'087 98.75 %
AMD FX-6100, 3.3 GHz DDR3-1600 13'180 86.27 %
Intel Core i7-2630QM 8'172 53.49 %
AMD A8 3870K, 3.0 GHz DDR3-1600 (HD 6550D) 7'020 45.95 %
AMD A8 3850 2.90 GHz DDR3-1600 (HD 6550D) 6'960 83.75 %
Intel Core i7 3770K 3.50 GHz DDR3-1600 (HD 4000) 6'667 43.64 %
Intel Core i5-2410M 5'078 33.24 %
  more is better


CPU

3DMark 06 CPU   Percent
Intel Core i7 3960X 3.30 GHz DDR3-1600 9'098 192.96 %
Intel Core i7 3930K 3.20 GHz DDR3-1600 8'848 187.66 %
Intel Xeon E5-2600 3.0 GHz 8'150 172.82 %
Intel Core i7 3770K 3.50 GHz DDR3-1600 7'747 164.31 %
Intel Core i7 990 X 3.46 GHz DDR3-1600 7'598 161.15 %
Intel Core i7 980 X 3.33 GHZ DDR3-1600 7'466 158.35 %
Intel Core i7 3820 3.60 GHz DDR3-1600 7'139 151.41 %
Intel Core i7 3570K 3.40 GHz DDR3-1600 6'962 147.66 %
Intel Core i7 2600K 3.40 GHz DDR3-2133 6'715 142.42 %
Intel Core i7 2600K 3.40 GHz DDR3-1333 6'710 142.31 %
Intel Core i7 3770K 3.50 GHz DDR3-1600 (HD 4000) 6'667 141.40 %
Intel Core i7 3610QM 2.30 GHz DDR3-1600 6'122 129.84 %
AMD FX-8150 3.6 GHz DDR3-1600 6'064 128.61 %
Intel Core i5 2500K 3.30 GHz DDR3-1333 6'053 128.38 %
Intel Core i7 975 XE 3.33 GHZ DDR3-1600 6'007 127.40 %
AMD Phenom II X6 1090T 3.2 GHz DDR3-1333 5'908 125.30 %
AMD FX-8120 3.1 GHz DDR3-1600 5'765 122.27 %
Intel Core i7 965 XE 3.2 GHz DDR3-1600 5'539 117.48 %
Intel Core i7 875 K 2.93 GHz DDR3-1600 5'529 117.26 %
Intel Core i7 950 3.06 GHz DDR3-1600 5'329 113.02 %
Intel Core i7 870 2.93 GHz DDR3-1333 5'166 109.57 %
Intel Core i7 940 2.93 GHz DDR3-1600 5'118 108.54 %
Intel Core i7-2630QM 4'936 104.69 %
Intel Core i7 920 2.66 GHZ DDR3-1600 4'715 100.00 %
AMD Phenom II X4 955 3.2 GHz DDR3-1333 4'527 104.15 %
AMD FX-6100, 3.3 GHz DDR3-1600 4'381 92.92 %
AMD FX-4170 4.2 GHz DDR3-1600 4'279 90.75 %
Intel Core i5 750 2.66 GHz DDR3-1333 4'242 89.97 %
AMD A8 3870K, 3.0 GHz DDR3-1600 4'143 87.87 %
AMD A8 3850 2.90 GHz DDR3-1600 3'989 84.60 %
AMD A8 3870K, 3.0 GHz DDR3-1600 (HD 6550D) 4'044 85.77 %
AMD A8 3850 2.90 GHz DDR3-1600 (HD 6550D) 3'949 83.75 %
Intel Core i5-2410M 3'237 68.65 %
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3DMark Vantage

3DMark Vantage is able to squeeze nearly everything out of a recent system. Therefore the feature liste is also pretty long: DirectX10, FP16-HDR, motion blur, parallax occlusion mapping, GPU-physics simulation and different shader effects are being used to even make recent high-end systems struggle.

Total

3DMark Vantage Total   Percent
Intel Xeon E5-2600 3.0 GHz 14'714 113.67 %
Intel Core i7 3960X 3.30 GHz DDR3-1600 14'656 113.22 %
Intel Core i7 3930K 3.20 GHz DDR3-1600 14'644 113.12 %
Intel Core i7 990 X 3.46 GHz DDR3-1600 14'320 110.62 %
Intel Core i7 3770K 3.50 GHz DDR3-1600 14'262 110.17 %
Intel Core i7 980 X 3.33 GHz DDR3-1600 14'184 109.57 %
Intel Core i7 3820 3.60 GHz DDR3-1600 13'928 107.59 %
Intel Core i7 3570K 3.40 GHz DDR3-1600 13'657 105.50 %
Intel Core i7 2600K 3.40 GHz DDR3-2133 13'641 105.38 %
Intel Core i7 2600K 3.40 GHz DDR3-1333 13'575 104.87 %
Intel Core i7 975 XE 3.33 GHz DDR3-1600 13'506 104.33 %
Intel Core i7 965 XE 3.2 GHz DDR3-1600 13'391 103.45 %
AMD FX-8150 3.6 GHz DDR3-1600 13'324 102.93 %
Intel Core i7 875 K 2.93 GHz DDR3-1600 13'256 102.40 %
Intel Core i7 950 3.06 GHz DDR3-1600 13'250 102.36 %
Intel Core i7 940 2.93 GHz DDR3-1600 13'183 101.84 %
AMD FX-8120 3.1 GHz DDR3-1600 13'157 101.64 %
Intel Core i7 870 2.93 GHz DDR3-1333 12'949 100.00 %
Intel Core i7 920 2.66 GHz DDR3-1600 12'945 100.00 %
Intel Core i5 2500K 3.30 GHz DDR3-1333 12'933 99.91 %
AMD Phenom II X6 1090T 3.2 GHz DDR3-1333 12'715 98.22 %
Intel Core i7 3610QM 2.30 GHz DDR3-1600 12'319 95.16 %
Intel Core i5 750 2.66 GHz DDR3-1333 12'035 92.97 %
AMD FX-6100, 3.3 GHz DDR3-1600 11'864 91.65 %
AMD Phenom II X4 955 3.2 GHz DDR3-1333 11'444 88.40 %
AMD FX-4170 4.2 GHz DDR3-1600 11'410 88.14 %
AMD A8 3870K, 3.0 GHz DDR3-1600 11'307 87.35 %
AMD A8 3850 2.90 GHz DDR3-1600 11'257 87.64 %
AMD A8 3870K, 3.0 GHz DDR3-1600 (HD 6550D) 4'115 36.39 %
Intel Core i7 3770K 3.50 GHz DDR3-1600 (HD 4000) 4'095 31.63 %
AMD A8 3850 2.90 GHz DDR3-1600 (HD 6550D) 4'045 31.25 %
Intel Core i7-2630QM 4'405 34.03 %
Intel Core i5-2410M 1'989 15.37 %
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CPU

3DMark Vantage CPU   Percent
Intel Xeon E5-2600 3.0 GHz 40'715 239.64 %
Intel Core i7 3960X 3.30 GHz DDR3-1600 40'188 236.54 %
Intel Core i7 3930K 3.20 GHz DDR3-1600 38'653 227.50 %
Intel Core i7 990 X 3.46 GHz DDR3-1600 33'371 196.42 %
Intel Core i7 980 X 3.33 GHz DDR3-1600 32'154 189.25 %
Intel Core i7 3770K 3.50 GHz DDR3-1600 28'244 166.24 %
Intel Core i7 3770K 3.50 GHz DDR3-1600 (HD 4000) 26'286 154.71 %
Intel Core i7 3820 3.60 GHz DDR3-1600 25'820 151.97 %
Intel Core i7 2600K 3.40 GHz DDR3-2133 24'035 141.47 %
Intel Core i7 2600K 3.40 GHz DDR3-1333 23'559 138.66 %
Intel Core i7 975 XE 3.33 GHz DDR3-1600 21'472 126.38 %
Intel Core i7 3570K 3.40 GHz DDR3-1600 20'909 123.07 %
AMD FX-8150 3.6 GHz DDR3-1600 20'171 118.72 %
Intel Core i7 965 XE 3.2 GHz DDR3-1600 20'078 118.18 %
Intel Core i7 875 K 2.93 GHz DDR3-1600 19'921 117.25 %
Intel Core i7 950 3.06 GHz DDR3-1600 19'285 113.51 %
AMD FX-8120 3.1 GHz DDR3-1600 18'672 109.90 %
Intel Core i7 870 2.93 GHz DDR3-1333 18'444 108.56 %
Intel Core i7 940 2.93 GHz DDR3-1600 18'605 109.51 %
Intel Core i5 2500K 3.30 GHz DDR3-1333 17'514 103.08 %
Intel Core i7-2630QM 17'367 102.22 %
Intel Core i7 920 2.66 GHz DDR3-1600 16'990 100.00 %
AMD Phenom II X6 1090T 3.2 GHz DDR3-1333 16'407 96.57 %
Intel Core i5 750 2.66 GHz DDR3-1333 12'791 75.29 %
AMD FX-6100, 3.3 GHz DDR3-1600 11'881 69.93 %
AMD Phenom II X4 955 3.2 GHz DDR3-1333 11'054 67.37 %
Intel Core i7 3610QM 2.30 GHz DDR3-1600 10'771 63.40 %
AMD FX-4170 4.2 GHz DDR3-1600 9'703 57.11 %
AMD A8 3870K, 3.0 GHz DDR3-1600 9'607 56.55 %
AMD A8 3850 2.90 GHz DDR3-1600 9'496 55.89 %
AMD A8 3850 2.90 GHz DDR3-1600 (HD 6550D) 9'222 54.28 %
AMD A8 3870K, 3.0 GHz DDR3-1600 (HD 6550D) 9'194 54.11 %
Intel Core i5-2410M 8'509 50.08 %
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Page 1 - Introduction Page 9 - Super Pi / Wprime
Page 2 - Specifications Page 10 - WinRar
Page 3 - The Bulldozer CPU Page 11 - Crysis
Page 4 - Test Setup Page 12 - Resident Evil 5
Page 5 - Futuremark Page 13 - Street Fighter 4
Page 6 - Cinebench Page 14 - Power consumption
Page 7 - SiSoft Sandra 1 Page 15 - Conclusion
Page 8 - SiSoft Sandra 2  



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Cinebench

The test procedure consists of two main components: The first test sequence is dedicated to the computer's main processor. A 3D scene file is used to render a photoreaslistic image. The scene makes use of various CPU-intensive features such as reflection, ambient occlusion, area lights and procedural shaders. During the first run the benchmark only uses one CPU (or CPU core) to ascertain a reference value. On computers that have multiple CPUs or CPU cores and on those that simulate multiple CPUs (via HyperThreading or similar technolgies), Cinebench will run a second test using all available CPU power.

1 CPU

Cinebench R10 1 CPU   Percent
Intel Core i7 3770K 3.50 GHz DDR3-1600 124 sec 55.61 %
Intel Core i7 3570K 3.40 GHz DDR3-1600 128 sec 57.40 %
Intel Core i7 3960X 3.30 GHz DDR3-1600 138 sec 61.88 %
Intel Core i7 3930K 3.20 GHz DDR3-1600 141 sec 63.23 %
Intel Core i7 2600K 3.40 GHz DDR3-2133 144 sec 64.57 %
Intel Core i7 2600K 3.40 GHz DDR3-1333 145 sec 65.02 %
Intel Core i7 3820 3.60 GHz DDR3-1600 147 sec 65.92 %
Intel Core i5 2500K 3.30 GHz DDR3-1333 147 sec 65.92 %
Intel Core i7 3610QM 2.30 GHz DDR3-1600 156 sec 69.96 %
Intel Core i7 990 X 3.46 GHz DDR3-1600 170 sec 76.23 %
Intel Xeon E5-2600 3.0 GHz 173 sec 77.58 %
Intel Core i7 975 XE 3.33 GHZ DDR3-1600 174 sec 78.03 %
Intel Core i7 980 X 3.33 GHZ DDR3-1600 178 sec 79.82 %
Intel Core i7 875 K 2.93 GHz DDR3-1600 180 sec 80.72 %
Intel Core i7 965 XE 3.2 GHz DDR3-1600 187 sec 83.86 %
Intel Core i5-2410M 195 sec 87.44 %
Intel Core i7 950 3.06 GHz DDR3-1600 195 sec 87.44 %
Intel Core i7 870 2.93 GHz DDR3-1333 198 sec 88.79 %
Intel Core i7-2630QM 199 sec 89.24 %
Intel Core i5 750 2.66 GHz DDR3-1333 203 sec 91.03 %
AMD FX-4170 4.2 GHz DDR3-1600 209 sec 93.72 %
Intel Core i7 940 2.93 GHz DDR3-1600 207 sec 92.83 %
AMD FX-8150 3.6 GHz DDR3-1600 208 sec 93.27 %
Intel Core i7 920 2.66 GHZ DDR3-1600 223 sec 100.00 %
AMD Phenom II X6 1090T 3.2 GHz DDR3-1333 225 sec 100.89 %
AMD FX-8120 3.1 GHz DDR3-1600 230 sec 103.14 %
AMD Phenom II X4 955 3.2 GHz DDR3-1333 237 sec 106.28 %
AMD A8 3870K, 3.0 GHz DDR3-1600 247 sec 110.76 %
AMD A8 3850 2.90 GHz DDR3-1600 256 sec 114.80 %
AMD FX-6100, 3.3 GHz DDR3-1600 270 sec 121.08 %
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X CPU

Cinebench R10 X CPU   Percent
Intel Xeon E5-2600 3.0 GHz 22 sec 40.00 %
Intel Core i7 3960X 3.30 GHz DDR3-1600 25 sec 74.55 %
Intel Core i7 3930K 3.20 GHz DDR3-1600 25 sec 74.55 %
Intel Core i7 990 X 3.46 GHz DDR3-1600 30 sec 54.55 %
Intel Core i7 980 X 3.33 GHZ DDR3-1600 31 sec 56.36 %
Intel Core i7 3770K 3.50 GHz DDR3-1600 32 sec 58.18 %
Intel Core i7 3570K 3.40 GHz DDR3-1600 35 sec 63.64 %
Intel Core i7 3820 3.60 GHz DDR3-1600 35 sec 63.64 %
Intel Core i7 2600K 3.40 GHz DDR3-2133 37 sec 67.27 %
Intel Core i7 2600K 3.40 GHz DDR3-1333 37 sec 67.27 %
Intel Core i7 3610QM 2.30 GHz DDR3-1600 41 sec 74.55 %
AMD FX-8150 3.6 GHz DDR3-1600 41 sec 74.55 %
Intel Core i5 2500K 3.30 GHz DDR3-1333 43 sec 78.18 %
Intel Core i7 975 XE 3.33 GHZ DDR3-1600 43 sec 78.18 %
AMD FX-8120 3.1 GHz DDR3-1600 46 sec 83.64 %
Intel Core i7 875 K 2.93 GHz DDR3-1600 47 sec 85.45 %
AMD Phenom II X6 1090T 3.2 GHz DDR3-1333 48 sec 87.27 %
Intel Core i7 965 XE 3.2 GHz DDR3-1600 48 sec 87.27 %
Intel Core i7 950 3.06 GHz DDR3-1600 50 sec 90.10 %
Intel Core i7-2630QM 52 sec 94.54 %
Intel Core i7 940 2.93 GHz DDR3-1600 52 sec 94.54 %
Intel Core i7 870 2.93 GHz DDR3-1333 52 sec 94.54 %
Intel Core i7 920 2.66 GHZ DDR3-1600 55 sec 100.00 %
Intel Core i5 750 2.66 GHz DDR3-1333 63 sec 114.55 %
AMD Phenom II X4 955 3.2 GHz DDR3-1333 66 sec 120.00 %
AMD FX-4170 4.2 GHz DDR3-1600 68 sec 123.64 %
AMD A8 3870K, 3.0 GHz DDR3-1600 72 sec 130.91 %
AMD A8 3850 2.90 GHz DDR3-1600 74 sec 134.55 %
AMD FX-6100, 3.3 GHz DDR3-1600 75 sec 136.36 %
Intel Core i5-2410M 94 sec 170.91 %
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Page 1 - Introduction Page 9 - Super Pi / Wprime
Page 2 - Specifications Page 10 - WinRar
Page 3 - The Bulldozer CPU Page 11 - Crysis
Page 4 - Test Setup Page 12 - Resident Evil 5
Page 5 - Futuremark Page 13 - Street Fighter 4
Page 6 - Cinebench Page 14 - Power consumption
Page 7 - SiSoft Sandra 1 Page 15 - Conclusion
Page 8 - SiSoft Sandra 2  



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SiSoft Sandra 1

SiSoft Sandra is a theoretical multi purpose benchmark suite which is able to show differences in CPU architectures. We split the tests with SiSoft Sandra into two parts. Therefore on this page you'll find Arithmetic-, Multimedia- and Cryptography-benchmarks.

Arithmetic Benchmark

SiSoft Sandra - Arithmetic - Dhrystone   Percent
Intel Xeon E5-2600 3.0 GHz 242.47 GIPS 381.48 %
Intel Core i7 3960X 3.30 GHz DDR3-1600 228.82 GIPS 360.01 %
Intel Core i7 3930K 3.20 GHz DDR3-1600 223.26 GIPS 351.26 %
Intel Core i7 990 X 3.46 GHz DDR3-1600 159.00 GIPS 250.16 %
Intel Core i7 980 X 3.33 GHZ DDR3-1600 153.00 GIPS 240.72 %
Intel Core i7 3820 3.60 GHz DDR3-1600 149.14 GIPS 234.64 %
Intel Core i7 3770K 3.50 GHz DDR3-1600 129.47 GIPS 203.70 %
Intel Core i7 2600K 3.40 GHz DDR3-2133 118.00 GIPS 185.65 %
Intel Core i7 2600K 3.40 GHz DDR3-1333 118.00 GIPS 185.65 %
AMD FX-8150 3.6 GHz DDR3-1600 114.84 GIPS 180.68 %
Intel Core i7 3610QM 2.30 GHz DDR3-1600 101.54 GIPS 159.75 %
AMD FX-8120 3.1 GHz DDR3-1600 101.00 GIPS 158.90 %
Intel Core i7 3570K 3.40 GHz DDR3-1600 96.00 GIPS 151.04 %
Intel Core i7-2630QM 86.61 GIPS 136.26 %
Intel Core i5 2500K 3.30 GHz DDR3-1333 82.85 GIPS 130.35 %
Intel Core i7 975 XE 3.33 GHZ DDR3-1600 82.58 GIPS 129.92 %
Intel Core i7 875 K 2.93 GHz DDR3-1600 76.77 GIPS 120.78 %
Intel Core i7 965 XE 3.2 GHz DDR3-1600 76.30 GIPS 120.04 %
AMD FX-6100, 3.3 GHz DDR3-1600 73.63 GIPS 115.84 %
Intel Core i7 950 3.06 GHz DDR3-1600 73.16 GIPS 115.10 %
Intel Core i7 870 2.93 GHz DDR3-1333 71.68 GIPS 112.78 %
Intel Core i7 940 2.93 GHz DDR3-1600 69.91 GIPS 109.99 %
Intel Core i5 750 2.66 GHz DDR3-1333 68.53 GIPS 107.81 %
AMD Phenom II X6 1090T 3.2 GHz DDR3-1333 65.56 GIPS 103.15 %
Intel Core i7 920 2.66 GHZ DDR3-1600 63.56 GIPS 100.00 %
AMD FX-4170 4.2 GHz DDR3-1600 56.23 GIPS 88.47 %
Intel Core i5-2410M 45.51 GIPS 71.60 %
AMD Phenom II X4 955 3.2 GHz DDR3-1333 44.71 GIPS 70.34 %
AMD A8 3870K, 3.0 GHz DDR3-1600 44.17 GIPS 69.59 %
AMD A8 3850 2.90 GHz DDR3-1600 41.84 GIPS 65.83 %
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SiSoft Sandra - Arithmetic - Whetstone   Percent
Intel Xeon E5-2600 3.0 GHz 149.16 GFLOPS 267.74 %
Intel Core i7 3960X 3.30 GHz DDR3-1600 141.09 GFLOPS 253.26 %
Intel Core i7 3930K 3.20 GHz DDR3-1600 137.57 GFLOPS 246.94 %
Intel Core i7 990 X 3.46 GHz DDR3-1600 112.24 GFLOPS 201.47 %
Intel Core i7 980 X 3.33 GHZ DDR3-1600 108.72 GFLOPS 195.15 %
Intel Core i7 3770K 3.50 GHz DDR3-1600 98.78 GLOPS 177.31 %
Intel Core i7 3820 3.60 GHz DDR3-1600 91.87 GFLOPS 164.91 %
Intel Core i7 2600K 3.40 GHz DDR3-2133 83.24 GFLOPS 149.42 %
Intel Core i7 2600K 3.40 GHz DDR3-1333 83.00 GFLOPS 148.99 %
Intel Core i7 3610QM 2.30 GHz DDR3-1600 77.74 GFLOPS 139.54 %
Intel Core i7 975 XE 3.33 GHZ DDR3-1600 71.95 GFLOPS 129.15 %
Intel Core i7 3570K 3.40 GHz DDR3-1600 57.08 GFLOPS 102.46 %
AMD FX-8150 3.6 GHz DDR3-1600 69.48 GFLOPS 124.72 %
Intel Core i7 965 XE 3.2 GHz DDR3-1600 66.70 GFLOPS 119.72 %
Intel Core i7 950 3.06 GHz DDR3-1600 64.17 GFLOPS 116.31 %
Intel Core i7 940 2.93 GHz DDR3-1600 61.40 GFLOPS 110.21 %
Intel Core i7 875 K 2.93 GHz DDR3-1600 61.29 GFLOPS 110.02 %
Intel Core i7-2630QM 61.01 GFLOPS 109.51 %
AMD FX-8120 3.1 GHz DDR3-1600 60.49 GFLOPS 108.58 %
Intel Core i7 870 2.93 GHz DDR3-1333 59.28 GFLOPS 106.41 %
Intel Core i7 920 2.66 GHZ DDR3-1600 55.71 GFLOPS 100.00 %
AMD Phenom II X6 1090T 3.2 GHz DDR3-1333 55.55 GFLOPS 99.71 %
Intel Core i5 2500K 3.30 GHz DDR3-1333 48.74 GFLOPS 87.49 %
AMD FX-6100, 3.3 GHz DDR3-1600 44.23 GFLOPS 79.39 %
AMD FX-4170 4.2 GHz DDR3-1600 37.28 GFLOPS 66.92 %
AMD Phenom II X4 955 3.2 GHz DDR3-1333 36.88 GFLOPS 66.20 %
AMD A8 3870K, 3.0 GHz DDR3-1600 35.45 GFLOPS 63.63 %
AMD A8 3850 2.90 GHz DDR3-1600 33.73 GFLOPS 60.55 %
Intel Core i5 750 2.66 GHz DDR3-1333 31.97 GFLOPS 60.98 %
Intel Core i5-2410M 31.82 GFLOPS 50.12 %
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Multimedia

SiSoft Sandra - Multimedia - Integer   Percent
Intel Xeon E5-2600 3.0 GHz 374.49 MPixel/s 277.59 %
Intel Core i7 3960X 3.30 GHz DDR3-1600 351.60 MPixel/s 260.62 %
Intel Core i7 3930K 3.20 GHz DDR3-1600 342.58 MPixel/s 253.93 %
Intel Core i7 990 X 3.46 GHz DDR3-1600 290.50 MPixel/s 215.33 %
Intel Core i7 980 X 3.33 GHZ DDR3-1600 279.17 MPixel/s 206.93 %
AMD FX-8150 3.6 GHz DDR3-1600 269.35 MPixel/s 199.65 %
Intel Core i7 3770K 3.50 GHz DDR3-1600 236.37 MPixel/s 175.21 %
AMD FX-8120 3.1 GHz DDR3-1600 234.54 MPixel/s 173.85 %
Intel Core i7 3820 3.60 GHz DDR3-1600 229.77 MPixel/s 170.31 %
AMD Phenom II X6 1090T 3.2 GHz DDR3-1333 222.85 MPixel/s 165.18 %
Intel Core i7 2600K 3.40 GHz DDR3-2133 201.26 MPixel/s 149.18 %
Intel Core i7 2600K 3.40 GHz DDR3-1333 201.00 MPixel/s 148.99 %
AMD FX-6100, 3.3 GHz DDR3-1600 190.16 MPixel/s 140.95 %
Intel Core i7 3610QM 2.30 GHz DDR3-1600 186.16 MPixel/s 137.99 %
Intel Core i7 3570K 3.40 GHz DDR3-1600 185.00 MPixel/s 137.13 %
Intel Core i5 2500K 3.30 GHz DDR3-1333 157.76 MPixel/s 116.94 %
Intel Core i7 975 XE 3.33 GHZ DDR3-1600 175.93 MPixel/s 130.40 %
Intel Core i7-2630QM 166.73 MPixel/s 123.59 %
Intel Core i7 965 XE 3.2 GHz DDR3-1600 162.22 MPixel/s 120.24 %
Intel Core i7 875 K 2.93 GHz DDR3-1600 162.11 MPixel/s 120.16 %
AMD FX-4170 4.2 GHz DDR3-1600 159.71 MPixel/s 118.38 %
Intel Core i7 950 3.06 GHz DDR3-1600 155.65 MPixel/s 115.37 %
Intel Core i7 870 2.93 GHz DDR3-1333 150.19 MPixel/s 111.32 %
AMD Phenom II X4 955 3.2 GHz DDR3-1333 149.22 MPixel/s 110.61 %
Intel Core i7 940 2.93 GHz DDR3-1600 148.78 MPixel/s 110.28 %
Intel Core i7 920 2.66 GHZ DDR3-1600 134.91 MPixel/s 100.00 %
Intel Core i5 750 2.66 GHz DDR3-1333 116.72 MPixel/s 86.52 %
Intel Core i5-2410M 76.50 MPixel/s 56.70 %
AMD A8 3870K, 3.0 GHz DDR3-1600 51.31 MPixel/s 38.03 %
AMD A8 3850 2.90 GHz DDR3-1600 49.72 MPixel/s 36.85 %
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SiSoft Sandra - Multimedia - Floating point   Percent
Intel Xeon E5-2600 3.0 GHz 505.28 MPixel/s 484.68 %
Intel Core i7 3960X 3.30 GHz DDR3-1600 476.00 MPixel/s 456.59 %
Intel Core i7 3930K 3.20 GHz DDR3-1600 467.55 MPixel/s 448.49 %
Intel Core i7 3770K 3.50 GHz DDR3-1600 330.58 MPixel/s 317.10 %
Intel Core i7 3820 3.60 GHz DDR3-1600 312.13 MPixel/s 299.41 %
Intel Core i7 3610QM 2.30 GHz DDR3-1600 261.34 MPixel/s 250.69 %
Intel Core i7 3570K 3.40 GHz DDR3-1600 228.18 MPixel/s 218.88 %
Intel Core i7 990 X 3.46 GHz DDR3-1600 216.84 MPixel/s 208.00 %
Intel Core i7 980 X 3.33 GHZ DDR3-1600 210.19 MPixel/s 201.62 %
AMD FX-8150 3.6 GHz DDR3-1600 154.00 MPixel/s 147.72 %
Intel Core i7-2630QM 153.36 MPixel/s 147.11 %
Intel Core i7 2600K 3.40 GHz DDR3-2133 153.19 MPixel/s 146.94 %
Intel Core i7 2600K 3.40 GHz DDR3-1333 153.00 MPixel/s 146.76 %
AMD FX-8120 3.1 GHz DDR3-1600 132.89 MPixel/s 127.47 %
AMD Phenom II X6 1090T 3.2 GHz DDR3-1333 137.16 MPixel/s 131.57 %
Intel Core i7 975 XE 3.33 GHZ DDR3-1600 135.49 MPixel/s 129.97 %
Intel Core i7 875 K 2.93 GHz DDR3-1600 125.15 MPixel/s 120.05 %
Intel Core i7 965 XE 3.2 GHz DDR3-1600 125.10 MPixel/s 120.00 %
Intel Core i7 950 3.06 GHz DDR3-1600 119.90 MPixel/s 115.01 %
Intel Core i7 940 2.93 GHz DDR3-1600 114.74 MPixel/s 110.06 %
Intel Core i7 870 2.93 GHz DDR3-1333 114.44 MPixel/s 109.78 %
Intel Core i5 2500K 3.30 GHz DDR3-1333 107.48 MPixel/s 103.10 %
AMD FX-6100, 3.3 GHz DDR3-1600 105.19 MPixel/s 100.90 %
Intel Core i7 920 2.66 GHZ DDR3-1600 104.25 MPixel/s 100.00 %
AMD Phenom II X4 955 3.2 GHz DDR3-1333 91.48 MPixel/s 87.75 %
Intel Core i5 750 2.66 GHz DDR3-1333 90.02 MPixel/s 86.35 %
AMD FX-4170 4.2 GHz DDR3-1600 89.30 MPixel/s 85.66 %
AMD A8 3870K, 3.0 GHz DDR3-1600 84.16 MPixel/s 80.73 %
AMD A8 3850 2.90 GHz DDR3-1600 82.40 MPixel/s 79.04 %
Intel Core i5-2410M 58.87 MPixel/s 56.47 %
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Crytography

SiSoft Sandra - Crytography - AES 256   Percent
Intel Core i7 3960X 3.30 GHz DDR3-1600 12'750 MB/s 2645.23 %
Intel Core i7 3930K 3.20 GHz DDR3-1600 12'700 MB/s 2634.85 %
Intel Xeon E5-2600 3.0 GHz 12'270 MB/s 2545.64 %
Intel Core i7 990 X 3.46 GHz DDR3-1600 11'530 MB/s 2392.12 %
Intel Core i7 980 X 3.33 GHZ DDR3-1600 11'000 MB/s 2282.16 %
Intel Core i7 3820 3.60 GHz DDR3-1600 10'000 MB/s 2074.69 %
Intel Core i7 2600K 3.40 GHz DDR3-2133 8'480 MB/s 1759.34 %
Intel Core i7 3770K 3.50 GHz DDR3-1600 7'020 MB/s 1456.43 %
Intel Core i7 3570K 3.40 GHz DDR3-1600 6'960 MB/s 1443.98 %
Intel Core i7 2600K 3.40 GHz DDR3-1333 5'990 MB/s 1161.83 %
Intel Core i5 2500K 3.30 GHz DDR3-1333 5'780 MB/s 1199.17 %
AMD FX-8150 3.6 GHz DDR3-1600 5'520 MB/s 1145.23 %
AMD FX-8120 3.1 GHz DDR3-1600 5'500 MB/s 1141.08 %
AMD FX-6100, 3.3 GHz DDR3-1600 5'490 MB/s 1139.00 %
Intel Core i7 3610QM 2.30 GHz DDR3-1600 5'440 MB/s 1128.63 %
AMD FX-4170 4.2 GHz DDR3-1600 5'014 MB/s 1040.25 %
AMD Phenom II X6 1090T 3.2 GHz DDR3-1333 724 MB/s 150.21 %
Intel Core i7-2630QM 641 MB/s 132.99 %
Intel Core i7 975 XE 3.33 GHZ DDR3-1600 625 MB/s 129.67 %
AMD A8 3870K, 3.0 GHz DDR3-1600 621 MB/s 128.84 %
AMD A8 3850 2.90 GHz DDR3-1600 612 MB/s 126.97 %
Intel Core i7 965 XE 3.2 GHz DDR3-1600 579 MB/s 120.12 %
Intel Core i7 875 K 2.93 GHz DDR3-1600 573 MB/s 118.88 %
Intel Core i7 950 3.06 GHz DDR3-1600 554 MB/s 114.94 %
Intel Core i7 940 2.93 GHz DDR3-1600 530 MB/s 109.96 %
Intel Core i7 870 2.93 GHz DDR3-1333 528 MB/s 109.54 %
AMD Phenom II X4 955 3.2 GHz DDR3-1333 484 MB/s 100.41 %
Intel Core i7 920 2.66 GHZ DDR3-1600 482 MB/s 100.00 %
Intel Core i5 750 2.66 GHz DDR3-1333 456 MB/s 94.61 %
Intel Core i5-2410M 358 MB/s 74.27 %
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SiSoft Sandra - Crytography - SHA 256   Percent
Intel Xeon E5-2600 3.0 GHz 1'850 MB/s 413.87 %
Intel Core i7 3960X 3.30 GHz DDR3-1600 1'740 MB/s 389.26 %
Intel Core i7 3930K 3.20 GHz DDR3-1600 1'700 MB/s 380.31 %
AMD FX-8150 3.6 GHz DDR3-1600 1'400 MB/s 313.20 %
Intel Core i7 990 X 3.46 GHz DDR3-1600 1'380 MB/s 308.72 %
Intel Core i7 3770K 3.50 GHz DDR3-1600 1'340 MB/s 299.78 %
AMD FX-8120 3.1 GHz DDR3-1600 1'220 MB/s 272.93 %
Intel Core i7 3570K 3.40 GHz DDR3-1600 1'190 MB/s 266.22 %
Intel Core i7 3820 3.60 GHz DDR3-1600 1'130 MB/s 252.80 %
Intel Core i7 980 X 3.33 GHZ DDR3-1600 1'032 MB/s 230.87 %
Intel Core i7 3610QM 2.30 GHz DDR3-1600 1'000 MB/s 223.71 %
Intel Core i7 2600K 3.40 GHz DDR3-2133 875 MB/s 195.75 %
Intel Core i7 2600K 3.40 GHz DDR3-1333 875 MB/s 195.75 %
AMD Phenom II X6 1090T 3.2 GHz DDR3-1333 887 MB/s 198.43 %
Intel Core i5 2500K 3.30 GHz DDR3-1333 801 MB/s 179.19 %
Intel Core i7-2630QM 734 MB/s 164.21 %
AMD A8 3870K, 3.0 GHz DDR3-1600 593 MB/s 132.66 %
AMD Phenom II X4 955 3.2 GHz DDR3-1333 592 MB/s 132.44 %
Intel Core i7 975 XE 3.33 GHZ DDR3-1600 581 MB/s 129.98 %
AMD A8 3850 2.90 GHz DDR3-1600 570 MB/s 127.52 %
Intel Core i7 875 K 2.93 GHz DDR3-1600 537 MB/s 120.13 %
Intel Core i7 965 XE 3.2 GHz DDR3-1600 536 MB/s 119.91 %
Intel Core i5 750 2.66 GHz DDR3-1333 522 MB/s 116.78 %
Intel Core i7 950 3.06 GHz DDR3-1600 514 MB/s 114.99 %
Intel Core i7 870 2.93 GHz DDR3-1333 513 MB/s 114.77 %
Intel Core i7 940 2.93 GHz DDR3-1600 492 MB/s 110.07 %
Intel Core i7 920 2.66 GHZ DDR3-1600 447 MB/s 100.00 %
Intel Core i5-2410M 337 MB/s 75.39 %
AMD FX-6100, 3.3 GHz DDR3-1600 312 MB/s 69.80 %
AMD FX-4170 4.2 GHz DDR3-1600 259 MB/s 57.94 %
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Page 1 - Introduction Page 9 - Super Pi / Wprime
Page 2 - Specifications Page 10 - WinRar
Page 3 - The Bulldozer CPU Page 11 - Crysis
Page 4 - Test Setup Page 12 - Resident Evil 5
Page 5 - Futuremark Page 13 - Street Fighter 4
Page 6 - Cinebench Page 14 - Power consumption
Page 7 - SiSoft Sandra 1 Page 15 - Conclusion
Page 8 - SiSoft Sandra 2  



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SiSoft Sandra 2

At this point we deliver the values regarding Memory Bandwidth, Memory Latency as well as Memory and Cache Access.

Memory bandwidth

SiSoft Sandra - Memory bandwidth - Integer   Percent
Intel Core i7 3960X 3.30 GHz DDR3-1600 40.18 GB/s 153.07 %
Intel Core i7 3930K 3.20 GHz DDR3-1600 39.51 GB/s 150.51 %
Intel Xeon E5-2600 3.0 GHz 35.55 GB/s 135.43 %
Intel Core i7 3820 3.60 GHz DDR3-1600 31.10 GB/s 118.48 %
Intel Core i7 2600K 3.40 GHz DDR3-2133 27.28 GB/s 103.92 %
Intel Core i7 980 X 3.33 GHZ DDR3-1600 26.62 GB/s 101.41 %
Intel Core i7 990 X 3.46 GHz DDR3-1600 26.61 GB/s 101.37 %
Intel Core i7 975 XE 3.33 GHZ DDR3-1600 26.60 GB/s 101.33 %
Intel Core i7 965 XE 3.2 GHz DDR3-1600 26.54 GB/s 101.10 %
Intel Core i7 950 3.06 GHz DDR3-1600 26.48 GB/s 100.88 %
Intel Core i7 940 2.93 GHz DDR3-1600 26.40 GB/s 100.57 %
Intel Core i7 920 2.66 GHZ DDR3-1600 26.25 GB/s 100.00 %
Intel Core i7 3770K 3.50 GHz DDR3-1600 21.74 GB/s 82.82 %
Intel Core i7 3570K 3.40 GHz DDR3-1600 21.69 GB/s 82.63 %
Intel Core i7 875 K 2.93 GHz DDR3-1600 19.64 GB/s 74.82 %
Intel Core i7 2600K 3.40 GHz DDR3-1333 17.63 GB/s 67.16 %
Intel Core i5 2500K 3.30 GHz DDR3-1333 17.63 GB/s 67.16 %
Intel Core i7-2630QM 17.29 GB/s 65.87 %
Intel Core i7 3610QM 2.30 GHz DDR3-1600 16.25 GB/s 61.90 %
AMD A8 3870K, 3.0 GHz DDR3-1600 15.38 GB/s 58.59 %
AMD A8 3850 2.90 GHz DDR3-1600 15.13 GB/s 57.64 %
Intel Core i7 870 2.93 GHz DDR3-1333 14.95 GB/s 56.95 %
AMD FX-6100, 3.3 GHz DDR3-1600 14.51 GB/s 55.28 %
Intel Core i5 750 2.66 GHz DDR3-1333 14.51 GB/s 55.28 %
AMD FX-8150 3.6 GHz DDR3-1600 14.00 GB/s 53.33 %
AMD FX-8120 3.1 GHz DDR3-1600 13.68 GB/s 52.11 %
AMD Phenom II X6 1090T 3.2 GHz DDR3-1333 13.36 GB/s 50.90 %
AMD Phenom II X4 955 3.2 GHz DDR3-1333 13.00 GB/s 49.52 %
AMD FX-4170 4.2 GHz DDR3-1600 11.64 GB/s 44.34 %
Intel Core i5-2410M 9.00 GB/s 34.29 %
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SiSoft Sandra - Memory bandwidth - Floating point[/fr]   [en]Percent
Intel Core i7 3960X 3.30 GHz DDR3-1600 40.33 GB/s 153.76 %
Intel Core i7 3930K 3.20 GHz DDR3-1600 39.92 GB/s 152.19 %
Intel Xeon E5-2600 3.0 GHz 35.53 GB/s 135.46 %
Intel Core i7 3820 3.60 GHz DDR3-1600 31.28 GB/s 122.68 %
Intel Core i7 2600K 3.40 GHz DDR3-2133 27.26 GB/s 103.93 %
Intel Core i7 990 X 3.46 GHz DDR3-1600 26.59 GB/s 101.37 %
Intel Core i7 980 X 3.33 GHZ DDR3-1600 26.58 GB/s 101.33 %
Intel Core i7 975 XE 3.33 GHZ DDR3-1600 26.56 GB/s 101.26 %
Intel Core i7 965 XE 3.2 GHz DDR3-1600 26.58 GB/s 101.33 %
Intel Core i7 950 3.06 GHz DDR3-1600 26.49 GB/s 100.99 %
Intel Core i7 940 2.93 GHz DDR3-1600 26.40 GB/s 100.65 %
Intel Core i7 920 2.66 GHZ DDR3-1600 26.23 GB/s 100.00 %
Intel Core i7 3770K 3.50 GHz DDR3-1600 21.73 GB/s 82.84 %
Intel Core i7 3570K 3.40 GHz DDR3-1600 21.69 GB/s 82.69 %
Intel Core i7 875 K 2.93 GHz DDR3-1600 19.64 GB/s 74.88 %
Intel Core i7 2600K 3.40 GHz DDR3-1333 17.63 GB/s 67.21 %
Intel Core i5 2500K 3.30 GHz DDR3-1333 17.62 GB/s 67.14 %
Intel Core i7-2630QM 17.28 GB/s 65.88 %
Intel Core i7 3610QM 2.30 GHz DDR3-1600 16.29 GB/s 62.10 %
AMD A8 3870K, 3.0 GHz DDR3-1600 15.38 GB/s 58.64 %
Intel Core i7 870 2.93 GHz DDR3-1333 15.10 GB/s 57.57 %
AMD A8 3850 2.90 GHz DDR3-1600 15.00 GB/s 57.19 %
Intel Core i5 750 2.66 GHz DDR3-1333 14.62 GB/s 55.74 %
AMD FX-6100, 3.3 GHz DDR3-1600 14.43 GB/s 55.01 %
AMD FX-8150 3.6 GHz DDR3-1600 14.00 GB/s 53.37 %
AMD FX-4170 4.2 GHz DDR3-1600 12.60 GB/s 48.04 %
AMD FX-8120 3.1 GHz DDR3-1600 13.64 GB/s 52.00 %
AMD Phenom II X6 1090T 3.2 GHz DDR3-1333 13.36 GB/s 50.93 %
AMD Phenom II X4 955 3.2 GHz DDR3-1333 13.00 GB/s 49.56 %
Intel Core i5-2410M 9.00 GB/s 34.31 %
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Memory latency

SiSoft Sandra - Memory latency   Percent
Intel Core i7 3770K 3.50 GHz DDR3-1600 24.0 ns 36.36 %
Intel Core i7 3570K 3.40 GHz DDR3-1600 24.1 ns 36.52 %
Intel Core i7 3610QM 2.30 GHz DDR3-1600 28.0 ns 42.42 %
AMD FX-4170 4.2 GHz DDR3-1600 55.3 ns 83.79 %
Intel Core i7 2600K 3.40 GHz DDR3-2133 57.0 ns 83.36 %
AMD A8 3870K, 3.0 GHz DDR3-1600 59.5 ns 90.15 %
Intel Core i7 990 X 3.46 GHz DDR3-1600 62.0 ns 93.93 %
Intel Core i7 980 X 3.33 GHZ DDR3-1600 62.0 ns 93.93 %
Intel Core i7 975 XE 3.33 GHZ DDR3-1600 63.0 ns 95.45 %
Intel Core i7 965 XE 3.2 GHz DDR3-1600 63.0 ns 95.45 %
Intel Core i7 950 3.06 GHz DDR3-1600 64.0 ns 96.97 %
Intel Core i7 940 2.93 GHz DDR3-1600 65.0 ns 98.48 %
Intel Core i7 920 2.66 GHZ DDR3-1600 66.0 ns 100.00 %
Intel Core i7 3960X 3.30 GHz DDR3-1600 67.5 ns 102.27 %
Intel Core i7 875 K 2.93 GHz DDR3-1600 68.0 ns 103.03 %
Intel Core i7 3820 3.60 GHz DDR3-1600 70.3 ns 106.52 %
Intel Core i7 3930K 3.20 GHz DDR3-1600 70.6 ns 106.97 %
AMD FX-8150 3.6 GHz DDR3-1600 71.9 ns 108.94 %
Intel Core i7 2600K 3.40 GHz DDR3-1333 72.0 ns 109.09 %
AMD FX-8120 3.1 GHz DDR3-1600 72.8 ns 110.30 %
Intel Core i5 2500K 3.30 GHz DDR3-1333 73.0 ns 115.15 %
AMD FX-6100, 3.3 GHz DDR3-1600 78.4 ns 118.79 %
AMD A8 3850 2.90 GHz DDR3-1600 79.0 ns 119.70 %
Intel Core i7 870 2.93 GHz DDR3-1333 80.0 ns 121.21 %
AMD Phenom II X6 1090T 3.2 GHz DDR3-1333 81.0 ns 122.72 %
AMD Phenom II X4 955 3.2 GHz DDR3-1333 82.0 ns 124.24 %
Intel Core i5 750 2.66 GHz DDR3-1333 82.0 ns 124.24 %
Intel Xeon E5-2600 3.0 GHz 83.4 ns 126.36 %
Intel Core i5-2410M 88.0 ns 133.33 %
Intel Core i7-2630QM 92.0 ns 139.39 %
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Memory and cache access

SiSoft Sandra - Memory and cache access   Percent
Intel Xeon E5-2600 3.0 GHz 226.22 GB/s 335.59 %
Intel Core i7 3960X 3.30 GHz DDR3-1600 202.53 GB/s 300.53 %
Intel Core i7 3930K 3.20 GHz DDR3-1600 195.93 GB/s 290.65 %
Intel Core i7 3820 3.60 GHz DDR3-1600 138.29 GB/s 205.15 %
Intel Core i7 3770K 3.50 GHz DDR3-1600 128.53 GB/s 190.67 %
Intel Core i7 3570K 3.40 GHz DDR3-1600 119.49 GB/s 177.29 %
Intel Core i7 2600K 3.40 GHz DDR3-2133 114.31 GB/s 169.57 %
Intel Core i7 990 X 3.46 GHz DDR3-1600 111.02 GB/s 164.69 %
Intel Core i7 980 X 3.33 GHZ DDR3-1600 98.67 GB/s 146.37 %
Intel Core i7 2600K 3.40 GHz DDR3-1333 96.90 GB/s 143.75 %
Intel Core i7 3610QM 2.30 GHz DDR3-1600 96.16 GB/s 142.65 %
Intel Core i5 2500K 3.30 GHz DDR3-1333 94.26 GB/s 139.83 %
AMD FX-8150 3.6 GHz DDR3-1600 84.50 GB/s 125.35 %
Intel Core i7-2630QM 83.22 GB/s 123.45 %
Intel Core i7 975 XE 3.33 GHZ DDR3-1600 78.06 GB/s 115.80 %
AMD FX-8120 3.1 GHz DDR3-1600 77.80 GB/s 115.41 %
Intel Core i7 965 XE 3.2 GHz DDR3-1600 74.66 GB/s 110.76 %
Intel Core i7 950 3.06 GHz DDR3-1600 72.89 GB/s 108.13 %
Intel Core i7 940 2.93 GHz DDR3-1600 71.05 GB/s 105.40 %
AMD Phenom II X6 1090T 3.2 GHz DDR3-1333 71.00 GB/s 105.33 %
Intel Core i7 875 K 2.93 GHz DDR3-1600 67.54 GB/s 100.19 %
Intel Core i7 920 2.66 GHZ DDR3-1600 67.41 GB/s 100.00 %
AMD FX-6100, 3.3 GHz DDR3-1600 62.40 GB/s 92.57 %
Intel Core i7 870 2.93 GHz DDR3-1333 57.69 GB/s 85.58 %
AMD A8 3870K, 3.0 GHz DDR3-1600 56.91 GB/s 84.42 %
AMD A8 3850 2.90 GHz DDR3-1600 56.74 GB/s 84.17 %
AMD FX-4170 4.2 GHz DDR3-1600 54.64 GB/s 81.06 %
Intel Core i5 750 2.66 GHz DDR3-1333 53.94 GB/s 80.02 %
AMD Phenom II X4 955 3.2 GHz DDR3-1333 51.00 GB/s 75.66 %
Intel Core i5-2410M 37.68 GB/s 55.90 %
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Page 2 - Specifications Page 10 - WinRar
Page 3 - The Bulldozer CPU Page 11 - Crysis
Page 4 - Test Setup Page 12 - Resident Evil 5
Page 5 - Futuremark Page 13 - Street Fighter 4
Page 6 - Cinebench Page 14 - Power consumption
Page 7 - SiSoft Sandra 1 Page 15 - Conclusion
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Super Pi

Meanwhile Super Pi even in its latest version has become pretty old. Never the less it is able to show scaling to the clock speed nicely.

1M

Super Pi 1.5 XS - 1M   Percent
Intel Core i7 3770K 3.50 GHz DDR3-1600 9.314 sec 61.61 %
Intel Core i7 3570K 3.40 GHz DDR3-1600 9.594 sec 63.46 %
Intel Core i7 3960X 3.30 GHz DDR3-1600 9.641 sec 63.78 %
Intel Core i7 3930K 3.20 GHz DDR3-1600 9.891 sec 65.43 %
Intel Core i7 3820 3.60 GHz DDR3-1600 9.980 sec 66.02 %
Intel Core i7 2600K 3.40 GHz DDR3-2133 10.015 sec 66.25 %
Intel Core i7 2600K 3.40 GHz DDR3-1333 10.381 sec 68.67 %
Intel Core i5 2500K 3.30 GHz DDR3-1333 10.392 sec 68.74 %
Intel Core i7 3610QM 2.30 GHz DDR3-1600 11.326 sec 74.92 %
Intel Core i7 990 X 3.46 GHz DDR3-1600 11.466 sec 75.84 %
Intel Core i7 980 X 3.33 GHZ DDR3-1600 11.589 sec 76.66 %
Intel Core i7 875 K 2.93 GHz DDR3-1600 11.700 sec 77.40 %
Intel Core i7 975 XE 3.33 GHZ DDR3-1600 11.700 sec 77.40 %
Intel Xeon E5-2600 3.0 GHz 12.168 sec 80.49 %
Intel Core i7 965 XE 3.2 GHz DDR3-1600 12.636 sec 83.59 %
Intel Core i7 870 2.93 GHz DDR3-1333 13.177 sec 87.17 %
Intel Core i7 950 3.06 GHz DDR3-1600 13.260 sec 87.71 %
Intel Core i7-2630QM 13.572 sec 89.78 %
Intel Core i7 940 2.93 GHz DDR3-1600 13.760 sec 91.02 %
Intel Core i5 750 2.66 GHz DDR3-1333 13.975 sec 92.45 %
Intel Core i5-2410M 14.118 sec 93.39 %
Intel Core i7 920 2.66 GHZ DDR3-1600 15.117 sec 100.00 %
AMD Phenom II X6 1090T 3.2 GHz DDR3-1333 19.376 sec 128.17 %
AMD FX-8150 3.6 GHz DDR3-1600 20.717 sec 137.04 %
AMD Phenom II X4 955 3.2 GHz DDR3-1333 21.466 sec 142.00 %
AMD FX-4170 4.2 GHz DDR3-1600 21.731 sec 143.75 %
AMD FX-8120 3.1 GHz DDR3-1600 21.965 sec 145.30 %
AMD A8 3870K, 3.0 GHz DDR3-1600 24.636 sec 162.97 %
AMD A8 3850 2.90 GHz DDR3-1600 25.319 sec 167.49 %
AMD FX-6100, 3.3 GHz DDR3-1600 26.271 sec 173.78 %
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32M

Super Pi 1.5 XS - 32M   Percent
Intel Core i7 3770K 3.50 GHz DDR3-1600 510.776 sec 63.86 %
Intel Core i7 3570K 3.40 GHz DDR3-1600 521.992 sec 65.27 %
Intel Core i7 3960X 3.30 GHz DDR3-1600 529.605 sec 66.22 %
Intel Core i7 3820 3.60 GHz DDR3-1600 539.434 sec 67.45 %
Intel Core i7 3930K 3.20 GHz DDR3-1600 540.806 sec 67.62 %
Intel Core i7 2600K 3.40 GHz DDR3-2133 535.985 sec 67.02 %
Intel Core i7 2600K 3.40 GHz DDR3-1333 559.963 sec 70.01 %
Intel Core i5 2500K 3.30 GHz DDR3-1333 572.057 sec 71.53 %
Intel Core i7 3610QM 2.30 GHz DDR3-1600 615.218 sec 76.92 %
Intel Core i7 990 X 3.46 GHz DDR3-1600 624.875 sec 78.13 %
Intel Core i7 875 K 2.93 GHz DDR3-1600 635.233 sec 79.43 %
Intel Core i7 980 X 3.33 GHZ DDR3-1600 635.701 sec 79.48 %
Intel Core i7 975 XE 3.33 GHZ DDR3-1600 631.426 sec 78.95 %
Intel Xeon E5-2600 3.0 GHz 655.014 sec 81.90 %
Intel Core i7 870 2.93 GHz DDR3-1333 678.429 sec 84.83 %
Intel Core i7 965 XE 3.2 GHz DDR3-1600 683.795 sec 85.50 %
Intel Core i5 750 2.66 GHz DDR3-1333 701.328 sec 87.69 %
Intel Core i7 950 3.06 GHz DDR3-1600 707.463 sec 88.08 %
Intel Core i7 940 2.93 GHz DDR3-1600 734.089 sec 91.79 %
Intel Core i7-2630QM 735.994 sec 92.02 %
Intel Core i5-2410M 743.492 sec 92.96 %
Intel Core i7 920 2.66 GHZ DDR3-1600 799.781 sec 100.00 %
AMD FX-8150 3.6 GHz DDR3-1600 1170.907 sec 146.40 %
AMD Phenom II X6 1090T 3.2 GHz DDR3-1333 1173.496 sec 146.73 %
AMD FX-4170 4.2 GHz DDR3-1600 1230.011 sec 153.79 %
AMD FX-8120 3.1 GHz DDR3-1600 1234.602 sec 154.37 %
AMD Phenom II X4 955 3.2 GHz DDR3-1333 1294.459 sec 161.85 %
AMD A8 3870K, 3.0 GHz DDR3-1600 1308.354 sec 163.59 %
AMD A8 3850 2.90 GHz DDR3-1600 1336.377 sec 167.09 %
AMD FX-6100, 3.3 GHz DDR3-1600 1450.194 sec 181.32 %
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wPrime

wPrime is based on a multithreaded algorithm to calculate the square root to up to 32 billion digits. Therefore it is possible to put 100 percent load on every core or thread and to see differences between architectures.

32M (1 Core)

wPrime - 32M (1 Core)   Percent
Intel Core i7 3770K 3.50 GHz DDR3-1600 30.108 sec 65.27 %
Intel Core i7 3570K 3.40 GHz DDR3-1600 30.903 sec 66.99 %
Intel Core i7 3960X 3.30 GHz DDR3-1600 31.201 sec 67.64 %
Intel Core i7 3820 3.60 GHz DDR3-1600 31.964 sec 69.29 %
Intel Core i7 3930K 3.20 GHz DDR3-1600 32.012 sec 69.40 %
Intel Core i7 2600K 3.40 GHz DDR3-2133 32.544 sec 70.55 %
Intel Core i7 2600K 3.40 GHz DDR3-1333 33.522 sec 72.67 %
Intel Core i5 2500K 3.30 GHz DDR3-1333 33.885 sec 73.46 %
Intel Core i7 990 X 3.46 GHz DDR3-1600 34.758 sec 75.35 %
Intel Core i7 875 K 2.93 GHz DDR3-1600 35.132 sec 76.16 %
Intel Core i7 980 X 3.33 GHz DDR3-1600 35.338 sec 76.61 %
Intel Core i7 870 2.93 GHz DDR3-1333 35.406 sec 76.75 %
Intel Core i7 3610QM 2.30 GHz DDR3-1600 36.318 sec 78.73 %
Intel Core i7 975 XE 3.33 GHZ DDR3-1600 36.786 sec 79.74 %
Intel Xeon E5-2600 3.0 GHz 38.295 sec 83.02 %
Intel Core i7 965 XE 3.2 GHz DDR3-1600 38.297 sec 83.02 %
Intel Core i5 750 2.66 GHz DDR3-1333 39.243 sec 85.07 %
Intel Core i7 950 3.06 GHz DDR3-1600 39.965 sec 86.64 %
AMD Phenom II X6 1090T 3.2 GHz DDR3-1333 40.395 sec 87.07 %
Intel Core i7 940 2.93 GHz DDR3-1600 41.901 sec 90.85 %
Intel Core i5-2410M 43.384 sec 94.05 %
Intel Core i7-2630QM 43.865 sec 95.09 %
AMD Phenom II X4 955 3.2 GHz DDR3-1333 45.771 sec 99.22 %
Intel Core i7 920 2.66 GHZ DDR3-1600 46.130 sec 100.00 %
AMD FX-8150 3.6 GHz DDR3-1600 49.531 sec 107.37 %
AMD A8 3870K, 3.0 GHz DDR3-1600 50.114 sec 108.64 %
AMD FX-4170 4.2 GHz DDR3-1600 54.746 sec 118.68 %
AMD FX-8120 3.1 GHz DDR3-1600 52.761 sec 114.37 %
AMD A8 3850 2.90 GHz DDR3-1600 52.372 sec 113.53 %
AMD FX-6100, 3.3 GHz DDR3-1600 66.019 sec 143.12 %
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Page 2 - Specifications Page 10 - WinRar
Page 3 - The Bulldozer CPU Page 11 - Crysis
Page 4 - Test Setup Page 12 - Resident Evil 5
Page 5 - Futuremark Page 13 - Street Fighter 4
Page 6 - Cinebench Page 14 - Power consumption
Page 7 - SiSoft Sandra 1 Page 15 - Conclusion
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WinRAR

WinRAR is a well known archivier. It is highly efficient and it also comes with an integrated benchmark routine. We also do a real world application be archiving a folder which exists on the hard drive.

Benchmark Test

WinRAR - Benchmark Test   Percent
Intel Xeon E5-2600 3.0 GHz 6'506 KB/sec 184.88 %
Intel Core i7 3960X 3.30 GHz DDR3-1600 4'595 KB/sec 130.58 %
AMD FX-8150 3.6 GHz DDR3-1600 4'352 KB/sec 123.67 %
Intel Core i7 3930K 3.20 GHz DDR3-1600 4'287 KB/sec 121.82 %
Intel Core i7 990 X 3.46 GHz DDR3-1600 4'131 KB/sec 117.39 %
Intel Core i7 3770K 3.50 GHz DDR3-1600 4'122 KB/sec 117.14 %
Intel Core i7 2600K 3.40 GHz DDR3-2133 4'108 KB/sec 116.74 %
Intel Core i7 3610QM 2.30 GHz DDR3-1600 4'056 KB/sec 115.26 %
AMD FX-8120 3.1 GHz DDR3-1600 4'051 KB/sec 115.12 %
Intel Core i7 980 X 3.33 GHZ DDR3-1600 3'998 KB/sec 113.61 %
Intel Core i7 3820 3.60 GHz DDR3-1600 3'929 KB/sec 111.65 %
Intel Core i7 975 XE 3.33 GHZ DDR3-1600 3'929 KB/sec 111.65 %
Intel Core i7 965 XE 3.2 GHz DDR3-1600 3'849 KB/sec 109.38 %
Intel Core i7 3570K 3.40 GHz DDR3-1600 3'840 KB/sec 109.12 %
Intel Core i7 950 3.06 GHz DDR3-1600 3'738 KB/sec 106.22 %
Intel Core i7 940 2.93 GHz DDR3-1600 3'694 KB/sec 104.97 %
Intel Core i7-2630QM 3'656 KB/sec 103.89 %
Intel Core i7 920 2.66 GHZ DDR3-1600 3'519 KB/sec 100.00 %
Intel Core i7 2600K 3.40 GHz DDR3-1333 3'489 KB/sec 99.15 %
Intel Core i7 875 K 2.93 GHz DDR3-1600 3'465 KB/sec 98.47 %
Intel Core i7 870 2.93 GHz DDR3-1333 3'251 KB/sec 92.38 %
Intel Core i5 2500K 3.30 GHz DDR3-1333 3'169 KB/sec 90.05 %
AMD FX-6100, 3.3 GHz DDR3-1600 3'045 KB/sec 86.53 %
AMD Phenom II X6 1090T 3.2 GHz DDR3-1333 2'905 KB/sec 82.55 %
AMD FX-4170 4.2 GHz DDR3-1600 2'643 KB/sec 75.11 %
AMD Phenom II X4 955 3.2 GHz DDR3-1333 2'395 KB/sec 68.06 %
Intel Core i5 750 2.66 GHz DDR3-1333 2'395 KB/sec 68.06 %
Intel Core i5-2410M 2'318 KB/sec 65.87 %
AMD A8 3870K, 3.0 GHz DDR3-1600 1'943 KB/sec 55.21 %
AMD A8 3850 2.90 GHz DDR3-1600 1'821 KB/sec 51.75 %
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Folder compression

WinRAR - Folder compression (669 Files / 32 Folders / 694 MB)   Percent
Intel Xeon E5-2600 3.0 GHz 69 sec 46.94 %
Intel Core i7 3960X 3.30 GHz DDR3-1600 83 sec 56.46 %
Intel Core i7 3930K 3.20 GHz DDR3-1600 84 sec 57.14 %
Intel Core i7 2600K 3.40 GHz DDR3-2133 88 sec 59.86 %
Intel Core i7 3770K 3.50 GHz DDR3-1600 89 sec 60.54 %
Intel Core i7 3570K 3.40 GHz DDR3-1600 92 sec 62.59 %
Intel Core i7 3820 3.60 GHz DDR3-1600 92 sec 62.59 %
Intel Core i7 2600K 3.40 GHz DDR3-1333 104 sec 70.75 %
AMD FX-8150 3.6 GHz DDR3-1600 105 sec 71.43 %
AMD FX-8120 3.1 GHz DDR3-1600 113 sec 76.87 %
Intel Core i5 2500K 3.30 GHz DDR3-1333 116 sec 78.91 %
Intel Core i7 990 X 3.46 GHz DDR3-1600 120 sec 81.63 %
Intel Core i7 980 X 3.33 GHZ DDR3-1600 122 sec 82.99 %
Intel Core i7 975 XE 3.33 GHZ DDR3-1600 130 sec 88.43 %
AMD FX-4170 4.2 GHz DDR3-1600 131 sec 89.12 %
Intel Core i7-2630QM 132 sec 89.79 %
Intel Core i7 965 XE 3.2 GHz DDR3-1600 135 sec 91.83 %
Intel Core i7 3610QM 2.30 GHz DDR3-1600 137 sec 93.20 %
Intel Core i7 950 3.06 GHz DDR3-1600 138 sec 93.88 %
Intel Core i7 940 2.93 GHz DDR3-1600 141 sec 95.91 %
Intel Core i7 920 2.66 GHZ DDR3-1600 147 sec 100.00 %
Intel Core i7 870 2.93 GHz DDR3-1333 174 sec 118.37 %
Intel Core i7 875 K 2.93 GHz DDR3-1600 175 sec 119.05 %
AMD FX-6100, 3.3 GHz DDR3-1600 178 sec 121.09 %
AMD Phenom II X6 1090T 3.2 GHz DDR3-1333 181 sec 123.13 %
AMD Phenom II X4 955 3.2 GHz DDR3-1333 190 sec 129.25 %
Intel Core i5-2410M 195 sec 132.65 %
Intel Core i5 750 2.66 GHz DDR3-1333 215 sec 146.63 %
AMD A8 3870K, 3.0 GHz DDR3-1600 230 sec 156.46 %
AMD A8 3850 2.90 GHz DDR3-1600 239 sec 162.59 %
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Page 2 - Specifications Page 10 - WinRar
Page 3 - The Bulldozer CPU Page 11 - Crysis
Page 4 - Test Setup Page 12 - Resident Evil 5
Page 5 - Futuremark Page 13 - Street Fighter 4
Page 6 - Cinebench Page 14 - Power consumption
Page 7 - SiSoft Sandra 1 Page 15 - Conclusion
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Crysis DirectX10

Crysis is still one of the games which has very high system requirements. Therefore developer Crytek implemented Direct3D-10-API, High-Dynamic-Range-Rendering, Parallax Occlusion Mapping, Soft Shadows, Motion Blur, Depth of Field as well as Soft Particles. We test Crysis by using DirectX10 to show CPU-sacaling especially which low resolutions. If we look at the high resolutions we are able to spot that the CPUs influence compared to the graphic card becomes much less important.

Crysis DirectX10

800 x 600, low details

Crysis DirectX10 (800 x 600 low details)   Percent
Intel Core i7 3960X 3.30 GHz DDR3-1600 202.71 fps 161.52 %
Intel Core i7 3770K 3.50 GHz DDR3-1600 193.13 fps 153.89 %
Intel Core i7 3930K 3.20 GHz DDR3-1600 185.22 fps 147.59 %
Intel Core i7 3570K 3.40 GHz DDR3-1600 176.09 fps 140.31 %
Intel Xeon E5-2600 3.0 GHz 175.46 fps 139.81 %
Intel Core i7 3820 3.60 GHz DDR3-1600 175.29 fps 139.67 %
Intel Core i7 990 X 3.46 GHz DDR3-1600 158.73 fps 126.48 %
Intel Core i7 980 X 3.33 GHZ DDR3-1600 156.42 fps 124.64 %
Intel Core i7 2600K 3.40 GHz DDR3-2133 153.58 fps 122.37 %
Intel Core i7 975 XE 3.33 GHZ DDR3-1600 146.41 fps 116.66 %
Intel Core i7 2600K 3.40 GHz DDR3-1333 142.24 fps 113.34 %
Intel Core i5 2500K 3.30 GHz DDR3-1333 136.38 fps 108.67 %
Intel Core i7 965 XE 3.2 GHz DDR3-1600 139.91 fps 111.48 %
Intel Core i7 950 3.06 GHz DDR3-1600 135.65 fps 108.09 %
Intel Core i7 940 2.93 GHz DDR3-1600 132.60 fps 105.66 %
Intel Core i7 920 2.66 GHZ DDR3-1600 125.50 fps 100.00 %
Intel Core i7 875 K 2.93 GHz DDR3-1600 122.66 fps 97.74 %
AMD FX-4170 4.2 GHz DDR3-1600 119.67 fps 95.35 %
AMD FX-8150 3.6 GHz DDR3-1600 117.36 fps 93.51 %
AMD FX-8120 3.1 GHz DDR3-1600 112.67 fps 89.78 %
Intel Core i7 870 2.93 GHz DDR3-1333 109.52 fps 87.67 %
AMD A8 3870K, 3.0 GHz DDR3-1600 108.00 fps 86.23 %
Intel Core i5 750 2.66 GHz DDR3-1333 107.91 fps 85.98 %
AMD A8 3850 2.90 GHz DDR3-1600 106.91 fps 85.19 %
AMD A8 3870K, 3.0 GHz DDR3-1600 (HD 6550D) 93.61 fps 74.59 %
AMD A8 3850 2.90 GHz DDR3-1600 (HD 6550D) 91.87 fps 73.20 %
AMD Phenom II X6 1090T 3.2 GHz DDR3-1333 90.35 fps 71.99 %
AMD Phenom II X4 955 3.2 GHz DDR3-1333 89.77 fps 71.53 %
AMD FX-6100, 3.3 GHz DDR3-1600 87.26 fps 69.53 %
Intel Core i7 3770K 3.50 GHz DDR3-1600 (HD 4000) 55.57 fps 44.28 %
Intel Core i7 2600K 3.40 GHz DDR3-1333 (Intel Graphics HD3000) 45.31 fps 36.10 %
Intel Core i5 2500K 3.30 GHz DDR3-1333 (Intel Graphics HD3000) 44.10 fps 35.14 %
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1920 x 1080, very high details, 16x AA

Crysis DirectX10 (1920 x 1080 high details, 16x AA)   Percent
AMD FX-4170 4.2 GHz DDR3-1600 25.02 fps 127.46 %
Intel Core i7 3960X 3.30 GHz DDR3-1600 24.77 fps 126.18 %
Intel Core i7 3930K 3.20 GHz DDR3-1600 24.70 fps 125.83 %
Intel Core i7 990 X 3.46 GHz DDR3-1600 24.69 fps 125.78 %
Intel Xeon E5-2600 3.0 GHz 24.65 fps 125.57 %
Intel Core i7 980 X 3.33 GHZ DDR3-1600 24.65 fps 125.57 %
Intel Core i7 3770K 3.50 GHz DDR3-1600 20.20 fps 102.93 %
Intel Core i7 3570K 3.40 GHz DDR3-1600 20.16 fps 102.70 %
AMD A8 3870K, 3.0 GHz DDR3-1600 20.02 fps 101.99 %
Intel Core i7 3820 3.60 GHz DDR3-1600 20.01 fps 101.94 %
Intel Core i7 2600K 3.40 GHz DDR3-2133 19.99 fps 101.83 %
Intel Core i7 2600K 3.40 GHz DDR3-1333 19.93 fps 101.53 %
Intel Core i5 2500K 3.30 GHz DDR3-1333 19.92 fps 101.48 %
AMD FX-8150 3.6 GHz DDR3-1600 19.83 fps 101.02 %
AMD FX-8120 3.1 GHz DDR3-1600 19.80 fps 100.87 %
Intel Core i7 975 XE 3.33 GHZ DDR3-1600 19.79 fps 100.79 %
Intel Core i7 965 XE 3.2 GHz DDR3-1600 19.74 fps 100.58 %
Intel Core i7 950 3.06 GHz DDR3-1600 19.72 fps 100.48 %
Intel Core i7 940 2.93 GHz DDR3-1600 19.69 fps 100.26 %
Intel Core i7 920 2.66 GHZ DDR3-1600 19.63 fps 100.00 %
Intel Core i7 875 K 2.93 GHz DDR3-1600 19.55 fps 99.59 %
Intel Core i7 870 2.93 GHz DDR3-1333 19.35 fps 98.57 %
Intel Core i5 750 2.66 GHz DDR3-1333 19.32 fps 98.42 %
AMD A8 3850 2.90 GHz DDR3-1600 19.29 fps 98.27 %
AMD Phenom II X6 1090T 3.2 GHz DDR3-1333 17.15 fps 87.37 %
AMD FX-6100, 3.3 GHz DDR3-1600 17.08 fps 87.01 %
AMD Phenom II X4 955 3.2 GHz DDR3-1333 17.03 fps 86.75 %
AMD A8 3870K, 3.0 GHz DDR3-1600 (HD 6550D) 6.97 fps 35.51 %
AMD A8 3850 2.90 GHz DDR3-1600 (HD 6550D) 5.88 fps 29.95 %
Intel Core i7 3770K 3.50 GHz DDR3-1600 (HD 4000) 5.78 fps 29.44 %
Intel Core i7 2600K 3.40 GHz DDR3-1333 (Intel Graphics HD3000) 3.78 fps 19.26 %
Intel Core i5 2500K 3.30 GHz DDR3-1333 (Intel Graphics HD3000) 2.02 fps 10.29 %
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Page 2 - Specifications Page 10 - WinRar
Page 3 - The Bulldozer CPU Page 11 - Crysis
Page 4 - Test Setup Page 12 - Resident Evil 5
Page 5 - Futuremark Page 13 - Street Fighter 4
Page 6 - Cinebench Page 14 - Power consumption
Page 7 - SiSoft Sandra 1 Page 15 - Conclusion
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Resident Evil 5 DirectX10

Resident Evil uses nearly every modern rendering technology: HDR, Hemisphere Lighting, Soft Shadows, Soft Particles, Field- und Motion-Blur oder auch Alpha to Coverage and static Ambient Occlusion. Furthermore Resident Evil 5 has been optimized for multicore architectures and already comes DirectX11 ready. By using the DirectX10 benchmark we can again show you CPU-scaling with low resolutions and the compared to the CPU overproportional influence of the graphics card at high resolutions.

Resident Evil DirectX10

800 x 600, low details

Resident Evil DirectX10 (800 x 600 low details)   Percent
Intel Core i7 3960X 3.30 GHz DDR3-1600 254.5 fps 174.32 %
Intel Core i7 3930K 3.20 GHz DDR3-1600 236.1 fps 161.71 %
Intel Core i7 3770K 3.50 GHz DDR3-1600 234.1 fps 160.34 %
Intel Core i7 2600K 3.40 GHz DDR3-2133 199.9 fps 136.92 %
Intel Core i7 3820 3.60 GHz DDR3-1600 196.5 fps 134.59 %
Intel Core i7 980 X 3.33 GHZ DDR3-1600 195.0 fps 135.56 %
Intel Core i7 3570K 3.40 GHz DDR3-1600 205.9 fps 141.03 %
Intel Core i7 990 X 3.46 GHz DDR3-1600 193.4 fps 132.47 %
Intel Xeon E5-2600 3.0 GHz 187.4 fps 128.36 %
Intel Core i7 2600K 3.40 GHz DDR3-1333 185.0 fps 126.71 %
Intel Core i5 2500K 3.30 GHz DDR3-1333 171.2 fps 117.26 %
Intel Core i7 975 XE 3.33 GHZ DDR3-1600 170.0 fps 116.44 %
Intel Core i7 965 XE 3.2 GHz DDR3-1600 163.0 fps 111.64 %
Intel Core i7 875 K 2.93 GHz DDR3-1600 160.2 fps 109.73 %
Intel Core i7 950 3.06 GHz DDR3-1600 160.2 fps 109.73 %
Intel Core i7 940 2.93 GHz DDR3-1600 154.9 fps 106.10 %
Intel Core i7 920 2.66 GHZ DDR3-1600 146.0 fps 100.00 %
AMD FX-8150 3.6 GHz DDR3-1600 131.5 fps 90.07 %
AMD FX-8120 3.1 GHz DDR3-1600 128.0 fps 87.67 %
Intel Core i7 870 2.93 GHz DDR3-1333 126.7 fps 86.78 %
Intel Core i5 750 2.66 GHz DDR3-1333 126.1 fps 86.67 %
AMD Phenom II X6 1090T 3.2 GHz DDR3-1333 110.7 fps 75.82 %
AMD Phenom II X4 955 3.2 GHz DDR3-1333 110.6 fps 75.75 %
AMD FX-6100, 3.3 GHz DDR3-1600 108.1 fps 74.04 %
AMD FX-4170 4.2 GHz DDR3-1600 106.8 fps 73.15 %
Intel Core i7 3770K 3.50 GHz DDR3-1600 (HD 4000) 104.7 fps 71.71 %
AMD A8 3870K, 3.0 GHz DDR3-1600 97.6 fps 66.85 %
AMD A8 3850 2.90 GHz DDR3-1600 94.0 fps 64.38 %
AMD A8 3870K, 3.0 GHz DDR3-1600 (HD 6550D) 85.2 fps 58.36 %
AMD A8 3850 2.90 GHz DDR3-1600 (HD 6550D) 84.2 fps 57.67 %
Intel Core i7 2600K 3.40 GHz DDR3-1333 (Intel Graphics HD3000) 57.5 fps 39.38 %
Intel Core i5 2500K 3.30 GHz DDR3-1333 (Intel Graphics HD3000) 56.0 fps 38.36 %
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1920 x 1080, high details, 8x AA

Resident Evil DirectX10 (1920 x 1080 high details, 8x AA)   Percent
Intel Core i7 3960X 3.30 GHz DDR3-1600 76.9 fps 104.20 %
Intel Core i7 3930K 3.20 GHz DDR3-1600 76.8 fps 104.07 %
Intel Core i7 3770K 3.50 GHz DDR3-1600 76.4 fps 103.52 %
Intel Core i7 2600K 3.40 GHz DDR3-2133 76.4 fps 103.52 %
Intel Core i7 3570K 3.40 GHz DDR3-1600 76.0 fps 102.98 %
Intel Core i7 2600K 3.40 GHz DDR3-1333 76.0 fps 102.98 %
Intel Core i5 2500K 3.30 GHz DDR3-1333 75.9 fps 102.85 %
AMD FX-8150 3.6 GHz DDR3-1600 75.2 fps 101.90 %
Intel Core i7 990 X 3.46 GHz DDR3-1600 75.0 fps 101.63 %
Intel Core i7 980 X 3.33 GHZ DDR3-1600 74.8 fps 101.36 %
Intel Core i7 875 K 2.93 GHz DDR3-1600 74.3 fps 100.68 %
Intel Core i7 975 XE 3.33 GHZ DDR3-1600 74.3 fps 100.68 %
Intel Core i7 965 XE 3.2 GHz DDR3-1600 74.2 fps 100.54 %
Intel Core i7 950 3.06 GHz DDR3-1600 74.1 fps 100.41 %
Intel Core i7 940 2.93 GHz DDR3-1600 74.0 fps 100.27 %
Intel Core i7 920 2.66 GHZ DDR3-1600 73.8 fps 100.00 %
AMD FX-8120 3.1 GHz DDR3-1600 73.6 fps 99.73 %
AMD Phenom II X6 1090T 3.2 GHz DDR3-1333 72.9 fps 98.78 %
Intel Core i7 870 2.93 GHz DDR3-1333 72.1 fps 97.70 %
Intel Xeon E5-2600 3.0 GHz 71.2 fps 96.48 %
Intel Core i7 3820 3.60 GHz DDR3-1600 71.2 fps 96.48 %
AMD FX-6100, 3.3 GHz DDR3-1600 70.7 fps 95.80 %
AMD FX-4170 4.2 GHz DDR3-1600 70.5 fps 95.53 %
AMD A8 3870K, 3.0 GHz DDR3-1600 70.0 fps 94.85 %
AMD A8 3850 2.90 GHz DDR3-1600 69.9 fps 94.72 %
AMD Phenom II X4 955 3.2 GHz DDR3-1333 60.1 fps 81.44 %
Intel Core i5 750 2.66 GHz DDR3-1333 59.2 fps 80.22 %
AMD A8 3870K, 3.0 GHz DDR3-1600 (HD 6550D) 23.5 fps 31.84 %
AMD A8 3850 2.90 GHz DDR3-1600 (HD 6550D) 23.5 fps 31.84 %
Intel Core i7 3770K 3.50 GHz DDR3-1600 (HD 4000) 11.9 fps 16.12 %
Intel Core i7 2600K 3.40 GHz DDR3-1333 (Intel Graphics HD3000) 10.8 fps 14.63 %
Intel Core i5 2500K 3.30 GHz DDR3-1333 (Intel Graphics HD3000) 9.7 fps 13.14 %
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Page 1 - Introduction Page 9 - Super Pi / Wprime
Page 2 - Specifications Page 10 - WinRar
Page 3 - The Bulldozer CPU Page 11 - Crysis
Page 4 - Test Setup Page 12 - Resident Evil 5
Page 5 - Futuremark Page 13 - Street Fighter 4
Page 6 - Cinebench Page 14 - Power consumption
Page 7 - SiSoft Sandra 1 Page 15 - Conclusion
Page 8 - SiSoft Sandra 2  



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Street Fighter4

Street Fighter 4 comes with an extra benchmark version which makes testing you system childrens play. At low resolutions the system requirements are pretty low and we can see CPU-scaling in the results. At high resolution the graphic card becomes more important and the CPUs clock speed has less influence on the fps.

800 x 600, low details

Street Fighter 4 (800 x 600 low details)   Percent
Intel Core i7 3770K 3.50 GHz DDR3-1600 642.49 fps 169.56 %
Intel Core i7 3960X 3.30 GHz DDR3-1600 628.30 fps 165.82 %
Intel Core i7 3930K 3.20 GHz DDR3-1600 621.13 fps 163.93 %
Intel Core i7 3570K 3.40 GHz DDR3-1600 618.78 fps 163.31 %
Intel Core i7 3820 3.60 GHz DDR3-1600 601.61 fps 158.77 %
AMD FX-8150 3.6 GHz DDR3-1600 595.43 fps 157.14 %
AMD FX-8120 3.1 GHz DDR3-1600 585.21 fps 154.45 %
Intel Core i7 2600K 3.40 GHz DDR3-2133 520.13 fps 137.27 %
Intel Core i7 990 X 3.46 GHz DDR3-1600 504.97 fps 133.27 %
Intel Xeon E5-2600 3.0 GHz 501.65 fps 132.39 %
Intel Core i7 2600K 3.40 GHz DDR3-1333 497.45 fps 131.28 %
Intel Core i7 980 X 3.33 GHZ DDR3-1600 486.46 fps 128.38 %
Intel Core i7 975 XE 3.33 GHZ DDR3-1600 460.91 fps 121.64 %
Intel Core i7 875 K 2.93 GHz DDR3-1600 444.66 fps 117.35 %
AMD FX-6100, 3.3 GHz DDR3-1600 442.19 fps 116.70 %
Intel Core i7 965 XE 3.2 GHz DDR3-1600 441.01 fps 116.39 %
AMD FX-4170 4.2 GHz DDR3-1600 435.43 fps 114.92 %
Intel Core i7 870 2.93 GHz DDR3-1333 432.45 fps 114.13 %
Intel Core i7 950 3.06 GHz DDR3-1600 425.52 fps 112.30 %
AMD A8 3870K, 3.0 GHz DDR3-1600 413.24 fps 109.06 %
Intel Core i7 940 2.93 GHz DDR3-1600 397.63 fps 104.94 %
Intel Core i5 750 2.66 GHz DDR3-1333 385.73 fps 101.80 %
Intel Core i7 920 2.66 GHZ DDR3-1600 378.91 fps 100.00 %
AMD A8 3850 2.90 GHz DDR3-1600 354.12 fps 93.46 %
AMD Phenom II X6 1090T 3.2 GHz DDR3-1333 345.83 fps 91.27 %
Intel Core i5 2500K 3.30 GHz DDR3-1333 312.10 fps 82.37 %
AMD Phenom II X4 955 3.2 GHz DDR3-1333 230.69 fps 60.88 %
AMD A8 3870K, 3.0 GHz DDR3-1600 (HD 6550D) 206.92 fps 54.61 %
Intel Core i7 3770K 3.50 GHz DDR3-1600 (HD 4000) 194.70 fps 51.38 %
AMD A8 3850 2.90 GHz DDR3-1600 (HD 6550D) 177.10 fps 46.74 %
Intel Core i7 2600K 3.40 GHz DDR3-1333 (Intel Graphics HD3000) 119.68 fps 31.59 %
Intel Core i5 2500K 3.30 GHz DDR3-1333 (Intel Graphics HD3000) 95.83 fps 25.29 %
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1920 x 1080, high details, 8x AA, 16x AF

Street Fighter 4 (1920 x 1080 high details, 8x AA, 16x AF)   Percent
AMD FX-8150 3.6 GHz DDR3-1600 107.88 fps 134.78 %
AMD FX-8120 3.1 GHz DDR3-1600 106.64 fps 133.23 %
Intel Core i7 3960X 3.30 GHz DDR3-1600 102.88 fps 128.54 %
Intel Core i7 3930K 3.20 GHz DDR3-1600 102.56 fps 128.14 %
Intel Core i7 3770K 3.50 GHz DDR3-1600 99.23 fps 123.98 %
AMD Phenom II X6 1090T 3.2 GHz DDR3-1333 98.06 fps 122.51 %
Intel Core i7 3820 3.60 GHz DDR3-1600 96.88 fps 121.04 %
AMD FX-6100, 3.3 GHz DDR3-1600 96.72 fps 120.84 %
AMD A8 3870K, 3.0 GHz DDR3-1600 95.89 fps 119.80 %
Intel Core i7 3570K 3.40 GHz DDR3-1600 99.14 fps 123.86 %
Intel Core i5 2500K 3.30 GHz DDR3-1333 90.76 fps 113.39 %
AMD FX-4170 4.2 GHz DDR3-1600 90.48 fps 113.04 %
Intel Core i7 2600K 3.40 GHz DDR3-2133 88.25 fps 110.26 %
Intel Core i7 2600K 3.40 GHz DDR3-1333 87.93 fps 109.86 %
AMD Phenom II X4 955 3.2 GHz DDR3-1333 87.18 fps 108.92 %
Intel Core i7 875 K 2.93 GHz DDR3-1600 87.10 fps 108.82 %
Intel Xeon E5-2600 3.0 GHz 87.02 fps 108.72 %
AMD A8 3850 2.90 GHz DDR3-1600 86.66 fps 108.27 %
Intel Core i7 870 2.93 GHz DDR3-1333 85.58 fps 106.92 %
Intel Core i7 990 X 3.46 GHz DDR3-1600 82.86 fps 103.52 %
Intel Core i7 980 X 3.33 GHZ DDR3-1600 82.51 fps 103.08 %
Intel Core i7 975 XE 3.33 GHZ DDR3-1600 80.46 fps 100.52 %
Intel Core i7 965 XE 3.2 GHz DDR3-1600 80.27 fps 100.29 %
Intel Core i7 950 3.06 GHz DDR3-1600 80.17 fps 100.16 %
Intel Core i7 940 2.93 GHz DDR3-1600 80.12 fps 100.10 %
Intel Core i7 920 2.66 GHZ DDR3-1600 80.04 fps 100.00 %
Intel Core i5 750 2.66 GHz DDR3-1333 61.23 fps 76.50 %
AMD A8 3870K, 3.0 GHz DDR3-1600 (HD 6550D) 26.91 fps 33.62 %
AMD A8 3850 2.90 GHz DDR3-1600 (HD 6550D) 26.09 fps 32.60 %
Intel Core i7 3770K 3.50 GHz DDR3-1600 (HD 4000) 12.31 fps 15.38 %
Intel Core i7 2600K 3.40 GHz DDR3-1333 (Intel Graphics HD3000) 10.24 fps 12.79 %
Intel Core i5 2500K 3.30 GHz DDR3-1333 (Intel Graphics HD3000) 7.46 fps 9.32 %
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Page 1 - Introduction Page 9 - Super Pi / Wprime
Page 2 - Specifications Page 10 - WinRar
Page 3 - The Bulldozer CPU Page 11 - Crysis
Page 4 - Test Setup Page 12 - Resident Evil 5
Page 5 - Futuremark Page 13 - Street Fighter 4
Page 6 - Cinebench Page 14 - Power consumption
Page 7 - SiSoft Sandra 1 Page 15 - Conclusion
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Power consumption

Hereby we take the power consumption under load as well as idle. To generate a load situation we use SiSoft Sandra's Burn-In Module and measure the whole systems power consumption. The values we take when the System just booted into Windows and the load drops.

Idle Consumption Percent
Intel Core i5-2410M 12 Watt 9.23 %
Intel Core i7-2630QM 20 Watt 15.38 %
Intel Core i7 3570K 3.40 GHz DDR3-1600 32 Watt 24.62 %
Intel Core i7 3610QM 2.30 GHz DDR3-1600 34 Watt 26.15 %
Intel Core i7 3770K 3.50 GHz DDR3-1600 (HD 4000) 35 Watt 26.92 %
Intel Core i5 2500K 3.30 GHz DDR3-1333 (Intel Graphics HD3000) 45 Watt 34.62 %
AMD A8 3850 2.90 GHz DDR3-1600 (HD 6550D) 46 Watt 35.38 %
AMD A8 3870K, 3.0 GHz DDR3-1600 (HD 6550D) 47 Watt 36.15 %
Intel Core i7 2600K 3.40 GHz DDR3-1333 (Intel Graphics HD3000) 47 Watt 36.15 %
AMD FX-6100, 3.3 GHz DDR3-1600 69 Watt 53.08 %
Intel Core i5 2500K 3.30 GHz DDR3-1333 73 Watt 56.15 %
AMD A8 3850 2.90 GHz DDR3-1600 74 Watt 56.82 %
Intel Core i7 2600K 3.40 GHz DDR3-1333 74 Watt 56.92 %
Intel Core i7 3570K 3.40 GHz DDR3-1600 76 Watt 58.46 %
Intel Core i7 2600K 3.40 GHz DDR3-2133 76 Watt 58.46 %
AMD FX-8150 3.6 GHz DDR3-1600 76 Watt 58.46 %
AMD A8 3870K, 3.0 GHz DDR3-1600 77 Watt 59.23 %
Intel Core i7 3770K 3.50 GHz DDR3-1600 79 Watt 60.77 %
Intel Core i5 750 2.66 GHz DDR3-1333 81 Watt 62.31 %
Intel Core i7 875 K 2.93 GHz DDR3-1600 85 Watt 65.38 %
Intel Core i7 870 2.93 GHz DDR3-1333 86 Watt 66.15 %
AMD Phenom II X6 1090T 3.2 GHz DDR3-1333 91 Watt 70.00 %
AMD FX-4170 4.2 GHz DDR3-1600 96 Watt 73.85 %
Intel Core i7 3820 3.60 GHz DDR3-1600 104 Watt 80.00 %
AMD Phenom II X4 955 3.2 GHz DDR3-1333 106 Watt 81.54 %
Intel Core i7 980 X 3.33 GHZ DDR3-1600 126 Watt 96.92 %
Intel Core i7 990 X 3.46 GHz DDR3-1600 128 Watt 98.46 %
Intel Core i7 920 2.66 GHZ DDR3-1600 130 Watt 100.00 %
Intel Core i7 3930K 3.20 GHz DDR3-1600 131 Watt 100.77 %
Intel Core i7 940 2.93 GHz DDR3-1600 132 Watt 101.53 %
Intel Core i7 950 3.06 GHz DDR3-1600 134 Watt 103.08 %
Intel Core i7 965 XE 3.2 GHz DDR3-1600 136 Watt 104.62 %
Intel Core i7 3960X 3.30 GHz DDR3-1600 138 Watt 106.15 %
Intel Core i7 975 XE 3.33 GHZ DDR3-1600 140 Watt 107.69 %
Intel Xeon E5-2600 3.0 GHz 145 Watt 111.54 %
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Load Consumption Percent
Intel Core i5-2410M 81 Watt 40.30 %
Intel Core i7 3610QM 2.30 GHz DDR3-1600 88 Watt 43.78 %
Intel Core i7 3570K 3.40 GHz DDR3-1600 106 Watt 52.74 %
Intel Core i7 3770K 3.50 GHz DDR3-1600 (HD 4000) 111 Watt 55.22 %
Intel Core i7-2630QM 116 Watt 57.71 %
Intel Core i5 2500K 3.30 GHz DDR3-1333 (Intel Graphics HD3000) 119 Watt 59.20 %
Intel Core i7 2600K 3.40 GHz DDR3-1333 (Intel Graphics HD3000) 133 Watt 66.17 %
Intel Core i5 2500K 3.30 GHz DDR3-1333 135 Watt 67.16 %
Intel Core i7 2600K 3.40 GHz DDR3-1333 146 Watt 72.64 %
Intel Core i5 750 2.66 GHz DDR3-1333 150 Watt 74.63 %
Intel Core i7 3570K 3.40 GHz DDR3-1600 151 Watt 75.12 %
Intel Core i7 2600K 3.40 GHz DDR3-2133 154 Watt 76.62 %
Intel Core i7 870 2.93 GHz DDR3-1333 155 Watt 77.11 %
Intel Core i7 3770K 3.50 GHz DDR3-1600 157 Watt 78.11 %
AMD A8 3850 2.90 GHz DDR3-1600 (HD 6550D) 167 Watt 83.08 %
AMD A8 3870K, 3.0 GHz DDR3-1600 178 Watt 88.56 %
AMD Phenom II X4 955 3.2 GHz DDR3-1333 179 Watt 89.05 %
AMD A8 3850 2.90 GHz DDR3-1600 181 Watt 90.05 %
AMD A8 3870K, 3.0 GHz DDR3-1600 (HD 6550D) 185 Watt 92.04 %
Intel Core i7 875 K 2.93 GHz DDR3-1600 196 Watt 97.51 %
Intel Core i7 3820 3.60 GHz DDR3-1600 197 Watt 98.01 %
AMD Phenom II X6 1090T 3.2 GHz DDR3-1333 198 Watt 98.51 %
AMD FX-6100, 3.3 GHz DDR3-1600 200 Watt 99.50 %
Intel Core i7 920 2.66 GHZ DDR3-1600 201 Watt 100.00 %
Intel Core i7 940 2.93 GHz DDR3-1600 206 Watt 102.49 %
Intel Core i7 3930K 3.20 GHz DDR3-1600 207 Watt 102.99 %
Intel Core i7 950 3.06 GHz DDR3-1600 211 Watt 104.98 %
AMD FX-4170 4.2 GHz DDR3-1600 212 Watt 105.47 %
AMD FX-8150 3.6 GHz DDR3-1600 214 Watt 106.47 %
Intel Core i7 3960X 3.30 GHz DDR3-1600 215 Watt 106.97 %
Intel Core i7 965 XE 3.2 GHz DDR3-1600 216 Watt 107.46 %
Intel Core i7 975 XE 3.33 GHZ DDR3-1600 220 Watt 109.45 %
Intel Xeon E5-2600 3.0 GHz 246 Watt 122.39 %
Intel Core i7 980 X 3.33 GHZ DDR3-1600 248 Watt 123.38 %
Intel Core i7 990 X 3.46 GHz DDR3-1600 254 Watt 126.37 %
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Page 1 - Introduction Page 9 - Super Pi / Wprime
Page 2 - Specifications Page 10 - WinRar
Page 3 - The Bulldozer CPU Page 11 - Crysis
Page 4 - Test Setup Page 12 - Resident Evil 5
Page 5 - Futuremark Page 13 - Street Fighter 4
Page 6 - Cinebench Page 14 - Power consumption
Page 7 - SiSoft Sandra 1 Page 15 - Conclusion
Page 8 - SiSoft Sandra 2  



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Conclusion

AMD processor have one really big advantage. The price you have to pay when you want to buy a new platform is really competitive. For as little as CHF 148.- (est. EUR 123.-) you can get a CPU that clocks at 4.2 GHz default. Furthermore there are a lot of good motherboards for AMDs FX processors which lets you realize really decent setups.

But unfortunately there is also a really big drawback. Even though the Cores are clocked 4.2 GHz this CPU isn't much faster than an Intel Core i7-920. Bare in mind that the 920 is a four year old CPU. To be honest there are only games which haven't been optimized for multicore CPUs that can partially benefit from this CPU. In all the other tests the results are disappointing. The performance per clock is really bad and there is no way that the FX-4170 could possibly keep up with Intels Sandy Bridge or even their latest Ivy Bridge CPUs. Furthermore there is the power consumption. Because of the seriously high clock frequency dissipation power is higher too and therefore this CPU isn't energy efficient at all. Under idle conditions it needs more power than an FX-8150 and under load the power consumption is almost as high.

If you are currently using an AMD rig such as AM3/AM3+ with a Phenom II x4 or lower performing CPU, then AMD's FX eigh core processor might be a neat upgrade. Should you be using a Phenom II x6 at the moment, there is no need to uprade your CPU to a Bulldozer FX. In both cases: before you upgrade, be sure to check the compatibility of AMD's FX CPU with your motherboard and if needed update your motherboard to the latest BIOS.




Page 1 - Introduction Page 9 - Super Pi / Wprime
Page 2 - Specifications Page 10 - WinRar
Page 3 - The Bulldozer CPU Page 11 - Crysis
Page 4 - Test Setup Page 12 - Resident Evil 5
Page 5 - Futuremark Page 13 - Street Fighter 4
Page 6 - Cinebench Page 14 - Power consumption
Page 7 - SiSoft Sandra 1 Page 15 - Conclusion
Page 8 - SiSoft Sandra 2  



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