ivybridge cinebench Ivy Bridge benchmarks brought early by Santa

If you, like us, have eagerly been awaiting the first Ivy Bridge benchmark numbers then we have good news for you, they've arrived as an early Christmas present courtesy of Chiphell. It's the high-end Core i7-3770K that's been put through its paces in a somewhat limited selection of benchmarks, but if the results are anything close to the final CPU revision, then we can look forward to a decent performance boost over Sandy Bridge.

If you, like us, have eagerly been awaiting the first Ivy Bridge benchmark numbers then we have good news for you, they've arrived as an early Christmas present courtesy of Chiphell. It's the high-end Core i7-3770K that's been put through its paces in a somewhat limited selection of benchmarks, but if the results are anything close to the final CPU revision, then we can look forward to a decent performance boost over Sandy Bridge.

The CPU was fitted to an un-named Z77 chipset motherboard –an early revision with an early BIOS/UEFI – and paired up with 8GB of DDR3 1600MHz memory. As we know, the Core i7-3770K sports Intel HD Graphics 4000 and the integrated graphics was being used for the tests, so we're looking at early graphics drivers here too, in best case we're looking at an Alpha driver here, at least according to information we have at hand with regards to Intel's driver release schedule and judging by the driver revision used.

ivybridge 3dmark06 Ivy Bridge benchmarks brought early by Santa

Let's start with 3DMark06, not really the most taxing benchmark these days, but as you can see from the screenshot below, we got a score of 6841, a respectable improvement in performance compared to the Core i7-2600K which ends up somewhere around 5000 points, although we had a bit of a hard time tracking down some comparable figures, especially using recent drivers. Looking at the CPU score for 3DMark06 the Core i7-3770K scored 7170 which should be compared to about 6700-6800 for a Core i7-2600K, so only a minor performance increase here.

Moving on we have a couple of runs of Cinebench 11.5 where in single core mode the 3.5GHz Core i7-3770K scored 1.65 easily besting a Core i7-2600K which scores 1.53 – co-incidentally the 2700K is barely any faster at 1.54 points here – although moving on to using all available cores we're looking at a score of 7.52 for the Core i7-3770K which is a decent performance bump over the 2600K which scores just under 7 points whereas the 2700K scores just over 7 points. Ivy Bridge is by no means a Sandy Bridge-E beater here where the Core i7-3960X manages 11.44 points with all cores enabled at stock clock, although due to the lower clock it only manages 1.58 points in single core mode.

ivybridge cinebench Ivy Bridge benchmarks brought early by Santa

The third and final benchmark is Fritz Chess and here the Core i7-3770K scores 13869 points whereas a Core i7-2600K scores around 1000 points slower. None of these numbers are that 20 percent performance advantage Intel suggested Ivy Bridge was going to offer over Sandy Bridge earlier this year, but it does seem to line up with the lower end of the spectrum that we saw from Intel's own benchmark figures that were part of the leaked roadmap from a couple of weeks ago. The publisher of the benchmarks over at Chiphell is expecting Ivy Bridge to hit 5GHz quite easily, although none of the benchmarks are at anything but stock clock speeds. We've still got another four months to wait until we'll know how final silicon behaves alongside final BIOS/UEFI and drivers, but we'd expect a small performance increase between now and then. Hit the source link below for some additional screen shots.

Source: Chiphell