The Sisoftware Sandra 2012 SP3 benchmark utility just came out a few weeks
ago and we have started to include it in our benchmarking. Sandra 2012 comes with
support for Virtualisation (Virtual PC/Server, Hyper-V, VMware) and
GPGPU (OpenCL, DirectX 11 DirectCompute), but today we will be using the
program to look at memory and CPU performance!
Benchmark Results: The memory bandwidth of the FX-8350 went the wrong way, unfortunately it dropped compared to the previous generation FX-8150. The AMD FX-8350 has an aggregate memory performance of 18.733 GB/s while the AMD FX-8150 has an aggregate performance of ~19.1 GB/s. It’s less than .4 GB/s difference but when the new generation of CPU cores brings in a loss of performance, it’s not exactly favorable.