The Sisoft Sandra 2011 SP5 benchmark utility just came out a few weeks
ago and we have started to include it in our benchmarking. Sandra 2011 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!
Results: The AMD FX-8150 was able to crush the memory bandwidth performance of the Phenom II X6 1100T. Since both of these processors were on the ASUS Crosshair IV Formula 990FX motherboard it’s great to see that it can handle the bandwidth of either processor.