Benchmark Results: SiSoftware Sandra 2011
In measures of synthetic performance, SiSoft Sandra shows off what Intel’s Core i7-990X can do. The Arithmetic and Multimedia benchmarks have both Core i7 Extreme Edition CPUs in first and second place. They also offer the highest inter-core bandwidth results.
Intel made significant improvements to its AES acceleration in Sandy Bridge, which is why the quad-core Core i7-2600K is able to outperform both hexa-core Gulftown-based CPUs in that metric. Lacking acceleration for the Secure Hashing Algorithm, though, both six-core chips have little trouble muscling their way past the -2600K.
In both disciplines, the six-core Phenom II X6 is also able to best Intel’s Core i7-960.
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Chris, I think your first conclusion still valid.Reply
Darn, the contest should be open to all Tom's Hardware registered users even from a different country!Reply
My friend just built a new gaming rig with the 980x as the processor... He plays Age of Conan. I busted up laughing when he said he spent $1k on a processor that he'll only use to 1/10th of its potential. Told him he should have gotten an i5, now I'll send him this article as further proof.Reply
This is just a ripoff by intel on those who are not knowledgeable enough that more expensive does not always mean better.Reply
kikireekiChris, I think your first conclusion still valid.Reply
Which one was that? :)
Well, some people just want the best when they buy a PC, regardless of cost efficiency, can't blame 'em. There'll always be that market.Reply
binoyskiDarn, the contest should be open to all Tom's Hardware registered users even from a different country!Reply
Really wish it could be binoyski. We have specific tax laws, unfortunately, that prevent it. Same reason the folks in RI can't enter :-/
Wow AMD's CPU is just getting plain-ol decimated in this review.Reply
Still, it does hold it's ground even though the architecture is like 4 years old, using the same technology that was around back when the C2Q's we're the high-end (the same as the original phenoms on a die shrink).
Because of this, I can almost guarantee AMD's success with their future CPU's, just like I predicted the 2600K would be faster in most cases than the 980X.
That doesn't mean I'm saying that Bulldozer will outperform the i7's or upcoming 8-core Intel CPU's I'm just saying that there's going to be some serious decisions for upgraders this year.
I mean look at Magny corus 12 core (2.2GHz) vs i7 980x, it's almost as fast and 1GHz slower (but 12 physical cores) and cost's the same.
joytech22Wow AMD's CPU is just getting plain-ol decimated in this review.i wouldnt say decimated, and its cheaper also. That benchmark of metro 2033 is interesting, particularly the better lowfps the AMD chip managed. But i agree they have flogged this horse as far as it will go and they need bulldozer ASAP to be competitive.Reply
HansVonOhainThis is just a ripoff by intel on those who are not knowledgeable enough that more expensive does not always mean better.Reply
I thought that's what Intel is doing with all of their CPUs :-)