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 –

AMD Bulldozer FX-8150 setup –


Operating System

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

Core Parking Fix