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: I’m a little shocked that the Intel Pentium G3220 did as well as it did in the SiSoftware Sandra Memory Bandwidth benchmark. The G3220 was able to hit an aggregate memory bandwidth of 26.26GB/s while the Intel Core i7-4770K was a hair faster at 28.037GB/s. With only two cores and two threads I thought there would be a bigger difference between it and the four core/eight thread 4770K.
Benchmark Results: In the Sandra Processor Arithmetic benchmark the Intel Pentium G3220 had an aggregate native performance of 35.57 GOPS, while the Intel Core i7 4770K hit 121.09 GOPS.
Benchmark Results: The Intel Pentium G3220 definitely wasn’t a strong contender in the Sandra Multimedia benchmark and scored an aggregate multimedia performance of 46.32MPix/s, only 13.4% the performance of the i7-4770K!
Benchmark Results: The Intel Pentium G3220 doesn’t support the same data protection technologies as the 4770K and it certainly shows in the Sandra Cryptography benchmark. The Pentium G3220 has a cryptographic bandwidth of only .596GB/s while the 4770K was considerably faster at 6.85GB/s