Prior Reading Disclaimer / Warning:
The Ivy Bridge Core i7-3770K (recent engineering sample) results might or might not be indicative of final retail performance, and is not supported or sanctioned by Intel and their partners. As such, we will refrain from making judgements or opinions.
All test setups were equipped with 16GB of 2133MHz CL9 modules and both LGA1155 processors ran on a Z77 motherboard (brand and model not featured on our site so far).
Benchmarks (AIDA 64 v2.20)
Tests descriptions taken from http://aida64.helpmax.net/en/benchmark-guide
CPU Queens: This simple integer benchmark focuses on the branch prediction capabilities and the misprediction penalties of the CPU. It finds the solutions for the classic “Queens problem” on a 10 by 10 sized chessboard
CPU PhotoWorxx: This integer benchmark performs different common tasks used during digital photo processing
CPU ZLib: This integer benchmark measures combined CPU and memory subsystem performance through the public ZLib compression library
CPU AES: This integer benchmark measures CPU performance using AES (a.k.a. Rijndael) data encryption. It utilizes Vincent Rijmen, Antoon Bosselaers and Paulo Barreto’s public domain C code in ECB mode
CPU Hash: This integer benchmark measures CPU performance using the SHA1 hashing algorithm defined in the Federal Information Processing Standards Publication 180-3
FPU VP8: This benchmark measures video compression performance using the Google VP8 (WebM) video codec
FPU Julia: This benchmark measures the single precision (also known as 32-bit) floating-point performance through the computation of several frames of the popular “Julia” fractal
FPU Mandel: This benchmark measures the double precision (also known as 64-bit) floating-point performance through the computation of several frames of the popular “Mandelbrot” fractal
FPU SinJulia: This benchmark measures the extended precision (also known as 80-bit) floating-point performance through the computation of a single frame of a modified “Julia” fractal