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Ivy Bridge Official Benchmarks – Markedly Better Performance Than Sandy Bridge

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  1. qubit

    qubit Overclocked quantum bit

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    Previous preliminary reports have suggested that the forthcoming Ivy Bridge CPUs will have single threaded performance on par with the existing Sandy Bridge CPUs and will mainly deliver improvements to power consumption and integrated graphics - nothing for PC enthusiasts to get excited about. However, in leaked documents sent to partners, Intel have now revealed official performance figures for IB and they look rather good. They've produced a raft of benchmarks, which reveal improvements such as 56% in ArcSoft Media Expresso, 25% in Excel 2010 and a 199% gain in the 3D Mark Vantage GPU benchmark. Unfortunately, they haven't released any benchmarks based on high performance 3D games, but it's probably safe to say that they will be similarly improved. Now, on to the benchmarks, which compare their new 3.4 GHz i7-3770 (4 cores + HT) with the current 3.4 GHz i7-2600, also with 4 cores + HT:

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    • +7% higher overall SYSmark 2012 score
    • +14% higher overall HDXPRT 2011 score
    • +15% higher Cinebench 11.5 score
    • +13% better ProShow Gold 4.5 result
    • +25% faster performance in Excel 2010
    • +56% faster performance in ArcSoft Media Expresso
    • +192% higher overall 3DMark Vantage score
    • +17% faster performance in 3DMark Vantage CPU benchmark
    • +199% faster performance in 3DMark Vantage GPU benchmark



    The key architectural enhancements delivering these improvements are:
    • Intel's new 22nm 3D Tri-Gate technology. More on this here
    • Enhanced AVX acceleration
    • IGP performance improved by 30% compared to its predecessor
    • IGP supports DX11 and OpenCL 1.1
    • PCI Express 3.0 x16 interface, including a PCI Express 2.0 x4 controller

    The new processor range is slated for release in March or April 2012, so if one can wait a few months to upgrade their existing system, then it looks like those few months will be well worth it - especially as they're likely to make for excellent overclockers. It's interesting to note that while Windows 8, due to be released just a few months later, will support the DX11.1 point revision, these new CPUs will not. How much this will matter in real-life applications remains to be seen, however.

    Finally, TechPowerUp will keep a lookout for those all-important gaming benchmarks.

    Source: xbit labs
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    If this is true, it is more than I expected so I'm happy.
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    Thanks to Damn_Smooth for this awesome tip. :toast:
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    Waiting out on Sandy Bridge has been hard, but it looks like Ivy Bridge will be worth the wait at this point. The i5-2500k for $180 (has been as low as $150) and $60 off a Socket 1155 Motherboard deal at Microcenter has been killing me for months. Hopefully pricing will be similar to the current Sandy Bridge line, but that might be wishful thinking after the AMD FX line.
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    Aah, joy!!!

    I think by Haswell, INTEL will finally have IGPs that can game very well.
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    Does this mean that the imbedded GPU is not 11.1 compatible, or that a system based on Ivy Bridge will not work with 11.1?
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    Not really. It will about the same performance as a 420 GT that gets about 8 fps 19x10 resolution in BFBC2
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    I'm pretty sure that is only for the IGP. SB's IGP doesn't support DX11 but doesn't have any problems with a graphics card that does.
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    Geez! That's even faster than I expected! I might replace my 2600K once IB is released, Z68 will support it with a simple BIOS upgrade, do you guys have any idea if intel plans to release a new 1155 chipset to go along with IB?
    Crunching for Team TPU
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    Yeah. Z77 chipset. Doesn't seem much different from Z68 at first glance.
    You can find the specs in the roadmap which is >>here<< (It's where the slides in the story originate).
    Happy reading.
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    Yeah they are putting out a new chipset the 7 series.
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    you sir want to play a demanding game as BF BC2 at FHD on an INTEL GPU :twitch:

    you really need to lower your expectations.

    we are talking 1366x768 performance here, at low.
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    Sooo, who wants to buy a 2500K and Z68 board in late May? ;)
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    This has been posted on x-bit labs two days ago. Set up RSS feed from their website and you won't need any tips.
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    My personal opinion is that these performance boosts primarily come from better IGP and memory controller, not from an increase in IPC.

    Still, even a small boost in performance, coupled with better power efficiency, and probably a better overclockability... sounds like those chips could be quite a win, if priced correctly :toast:
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    I think I'll wait another year for Haswell and LGA 1150. I was expecting ivy to offer no IPC benefit and for Haswell to offer only 20%. Now I expect more of 1150 so I'm even more inclined to wait. Bizarrely Skyrim is the only thing able to challenge my 2600k.... ehh on second thought what's after Haswell? Skylake? If it finally gives us a mainstream 8 core then I'll go for that... more than double my performance must surely be worth it right? idk man none of this stuff seems appealing after SB. I'm not sure poorly coded games is going to be enough to make me splurge anymore, and I'm real sure I've finally gotten tired of reinstalling every 6 months.
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    i think the price of Ivy brige will going up high... because intel has no rival in high end desktop,after AMD fail with buldoser...
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    I don't think there will be real performance improvements over SB. IGP will be much better that's sure, lower consumption and higher clockability. For notebooks and such Ivy will be a killer though. For desktop I don't see the point of upgrading from Sandy to Ivy. Let's not forget the prices, AMD seems to be out of the race in this segment so Intel can do whatever they want.
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    ouch, monopoly era begins
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    I really don't see price being an issue. AMD didn't have anything competitive when SB launched and the prices weren't bad then. I expect Ivy to launch at the same launch prices as SB. We'll see I guess.
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    self made benches is always nice. I remember AMD benched Buldozzer and it smoked 2600k for like 100% in every position ;)
    No question than Intel has no competition (and will not have next few years) so onlything Intel is competing is it self - I means he has to get money from SandyB users and sell them just a die shrink, usless IGP upgraide IvyB. and SandyB is so good chip for money - it will be hard work for Intel to beat him self this time....
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    Yes, it's just the IGP that's affected. I was saying "CPU" in the context of the whole chip. These things are really hybrid CPU/GPU nowadays, which can make things confusing. Hence, what DS said explains nicely:

    To everyone: personally, while this chip looks usefully better than SB, I've actually just bought my 2700K and won't be giving it back (not used yet). This is because the data processing speed isn't massively better than SB and I expect the prices to be jacked up due to zero competition from AMD. Also, I'm on an E8500 and I want that performance improvement now, not in five or six months. Heck, I can always sell the 2700K if IB is really good... ;)

    Ultimately though, we need to wait for some independent benchmarks on release day to see just how much better IB is over SB.
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    Can I expect x264 encoding boost?
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    So.... Now I guess you will wait for ivy bridge..... :laugh::D:laugh::D
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    No, as I've said only a couple of posts ago:

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