IMG 1463 Ivy Bridge i7 vs Bulldozer FX @ 4.6GHz   July 2012 Battle of the Flagships

After months of BIOS firmware updates and software patches, both platforms from Intel and AMD should have reached some level of maturity by now. We run a myriad of tests with HD 7970 GHz Edition CrossfireX and G.Skill 16GB 2400MHz ram to see how everything goes at a typical 4.6GHz CPU overclock.

Price Comparison

Intel Core i7-3770K - USD$349

AMD FX-8150 – USD$199.99

Prices from NewEgg as of 3rd July 2012

 

CPUID Validation

Intel Ivy Bridge i7-3770K setup – http://valid.canardpc.com/show_oc.php?id=2425748

AMD Bulldozer FX-8150 setup – http://valid.canardpc.com/show_oc.php?id=2426606

 

Operating System

Windows 7 SP1 with all Windows Update patches until 2nd July 2012

Core Parking Fix

 

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