The Sisoft Sandra 2010 benchmark utility was released a few weeks ago and we have started to include it in our benchmarking. Sandra 2010 now comes with support for Virtualization (Virtual PC/Server, Hyper-V, VMware) and GPGPU (OpenCL, DirectX 11 Compute Shader/DirectCompute). Today we will be utilizing Sandra 2010 to look at memory bandwidth performance!
Benchmark Results: The memory bandwidth of the AMD Phenom II X6 1075T is slightly ahead of the other AMD processors that we tested by nearly 3%. The Intel Core I7 930 has significantly higher memory bandwidth thanks to running a triple channel memory configuration, though we have to keep in mind a system based around the Intel X58 chipset does tend to cost more to build. Is the performance difference worth it? Let’s keep running some tests and see!
The Sandra Processor Multi-Media benchmark has been a long time favorite of ours to look at floating point performance on processors.
Benchmark Results: The AMD Phenom II X6 1075T was able to out perform its predecessor the AMD Phenom II X6 1055T by ~7.1% in all of the Multi-Media Processor tests. While the Intel X58 system with the Intel Core I7 930 was able to dominate the field in the memory bandwidth tests above, the AMD Phenom II X6 1075T was able to outperform the Intel system by as much as 37.9%!