The total run time for all single-threaded applications doesn’t differ by a lot. In the end, though, Sandy Bridge's higher clock rate secures the victory. The power draw tests, however, favor Ivy Bridge.
Thread-optimized applications show us a similar picture. However, the Core i7-3960X and its six-core architecture exhibits dominant performance. Factoring power into the equation, though, gives Ivy Bridge another clear win.
- Ivy Bridge Overclocking: What Does It Entail?
- Overclocking Ivy Bridge: Treating This Hot-Head Gingerly
- More Voltage, More Heat
- Digging Into Ivy Bridge's Overclocking Issues
- Practical Advice: Sandy Or Ivy Bridge?
- Test System And Benchmarks
- Benchmark Results: Professional Applications
- Benchmark Results: Adobe CS 5.5
- Benchmark Results: Audio/Video
- Benchmark Results: Matlab
- Benchmark Results: File Compression And Power Consumption
- Single- And Multi-Threaded Efficiency
- Overall Efficiency
- Ivy Bridge Takes A Bronze In Overclocking; Gold In Efficiency