Test Setup:

CPU: Intel 'Ivy Bridge' Core i7-3770K @ 4.6GHz (VCCSA @ 1.25v)
Motherboard: ASUS Maximus V GENE (BIOS 0881)

G.Skill Trident X 8GB 2666MHz CL11 Kit (F3-2666C11D-8GTXD)

Samsung 1600MHz 2 x 4GB @ 1600MHz 9-12-12-21 1T

Power Supply: Antec True Quattro Pro 1200W
Storage: Intel 520 series 250GB SSD
Graphics Cards / Drivers: AMD Reference Radeon HD 7970 3GB




We're pleasantly surprised to see significant improvements especially in the SPECviewperf 11 maya-03 test (25.3% better with better memory), which shows that unlike Sandy Bridge-E (marginal difference when using better memory) the new Ivy Bridge platform is memory bandwidth bottlenecked.