Benchmark Results: SiSoftware Sandra
Getting two high-end graphics cards into the current build forced us to scale back from last quarter's six-core CPU. And yet, that same processor's 50%-greater core count required a 4.5%-higher overclock to show 50%-greater performance. As we already know, Intel's Ivy Bridge architecture enjoys slighting better IPC throughput, giving it a slight per-cycle advantage.
With 50% more cores to throw into threaded workloads, a 4.5%-higher overclock to accelerate all benchmarks, and 83% more memory bandwidth, last quarter's build should lead in every real-world test except for the games. Will the new build’s 3D prowess be great enough to secure an average performance lead?