|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.