The Sisoft Sandra 2012 SP4 benchmark utility just came out a few days
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!
Results: The Intel Core i7-3960X and 3820 both use quad-channel DDR3 memory and the memory bandwidth numbers are impressive. The Intel Core i7-3770K Ivy Bridge processor had 24.6GB/s of memory bandwidth with our 1866MHz memory kit and CL9 timings. This is slightly better than the Intel Core i7-2700K processor with the same exact settings, but by only around 200MB/s.
The Sandra Processor Multi-Media benchmark has been a long time
favorite of ours to look at floating point performance on processors.
The Intel Core i7-3770K processor did great in the Sandra multi-media benchmark.