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 partnersAs 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 

aidacpuqueens Ivy Bridge vs Sandy Bridge vs Sandy Bridge E @ 4.7GHz Preview

 

CPU PhotoWorxx: This integer benchmark performs different common tasks used during digital photo processing

aidaphoto Ivy Bridge vs Sandy Bridge vs Sandy Bridge E @ 4.7GHz Preview

 

CPU ZLib: This integer benchmark measures combined CPU and memory subsystem performance through the public ZLib compression library

aidazlib Ivy Bridge vs Sandy Bridge vs Sandy Bridge E @ 4.7GHz Preview

 

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

aidaaes Ivy Bridge vs Sandy Bridge vs Sandy Bridge E @ 4.7GHz Preview

 

CPU Hash: This integer benchmark measures CPU performance using the SHA1 hashing algorithm defined in the Federal Information Processing Standards Publication 180-3

aidahash Ivy Bridge vs Sandy Bridge vs Sandy Bridge E @ 4.7GHz Preview

 

FPU VP8: This benchmark measures video compression performance using the Google VP8 (WebM) video codec 

aidavp8 Ivy Bridge vs Sandy Bridge vs Sandy Bridge E @ 4.7GHz Preview

 

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

aidajulia Ivy Bridge vs Sandy Bridge vs Sandy Bridge E @ 4.7GHz Preview

 

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

aidamandel Ivy Bridge vs Sandy Bridge vs Sandy Bridge E @ 4.7GHz Preview

 

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

aidasinjulia Ivy Bridge vs Sandy Bridge vs Sandy Bridge E @ 4.7GHz Preview