Intel Third Generation Core i7 3770K Reviewccokeman -
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SiSoft Sandra is a diagnostic utility and synthetic benchmarking program. Sandra allows you to view your hardware at a higher level to be more helpful. For this benchmark, I will be running a broad spectrum of tests to gauge the performance of key functions of the CPUs.
Cache and Memory
Power Management Efficiency
AIDA64 Extreme Edition: is a software utility designed for hardware diagnosis and benchmarking. I will be using the CPU Queen test that looks for the solution to the "Queens" problem on a 10x10 chessboard. This tests the branch prediction capabilities of the processor. The FPU Mandel test measures double precision floating point performance through the computation of several frames of the "Mandelbrot" fractal.
Higher is Better
In all stock frequency tests, the Core i7 3770K delivers a higher level of performance than the 2600K without exception. When overclocked, the higher overall clock speeds of the Core i7 2600K and Core i7 3770K help close the performance difference, though not in all benchmarks.