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Intel's Ivy Bridge vs. Sandy Bridge Benchmarks Leaked

By - Source: xbit labs | B 6 comments

We get an early glimpse of the potential of the upcoming Ivy Bridge CPUs through initial benchmarks.

With the Intel's Ivy Bridge set to release around April 2012, Intel has reportedly begun sending official Ivy Bridge performance expectations to its partners, manufacturers and resellers. Xbit-labs has published a set of slides that are supposedly from Intel, but are not sanctioned for general public consumption. These could give us an early glimpse of what type of performance we might expect when Ivy Bridge hits the market.

The charts show the Intel Core i7-3770, which is a has 4 cores (8 threads) at 3.40 GHz, with 8MB L3 cache going up against the current Core i7-2600 with similar specifications.  

According to the chart, there is an improvement across the board with the new Core i7-3770 processor. Intel states the improvement is due to improved architecture and a higher turbo boost performance. This may be attributed to the new 22nm 3D Tri-Gate technology utilized with the upcoming processors. 

  • 7% improvement in SYSmark 2012 score
  • 14% improvement in HDXPRT 2011 score
  • 15% improvement in Cinebench 11.5 score
  • 13% improvement in ProShow Gold 4.5 results
  • 25% improvement in Excel 2010 performance


The charts also show the improvement Intel's HD Graphics 4000 offers over current gen integrated graphics. The improved HD Graphics 4000 features an enhanced AVX acceleration, support for DX11 & OpenCL 1.1, along with PCI-Express Gen 3.0.

  • 56% faster performance in ArcSoft Media Expresso
  • 192% higher overall 3DMark Vantage Performance Preset - Score
  • 17% faster performance in 3DMark Vantage Performance Preset - CPU benchmark
  • 199% faster performance in 3DMark Vantage Performance Preset - GPU benchmark


Stay tuned as hopefully more details trickle out on what type of gaming performance can be expected with the new Ivy Bridge processors.

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    Dandalf , 2 December 2011 08:07
    As an AMD fan, these benchmarks make me sad. R.I.P. AMD
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    EDVINASM , 2 December 2011 16:05
    Clearly AMD has good offers for mobile market, why RIP? On Black Friday got myself Lenovo A8 CPU/GPU 6620G E515 model for only €400. Hardly am going to get something from Intel as good, even if it's IVY (for that price that is).
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    Anonymous , 2 December 2011 22:47
    The CPU performance increases seem to be reasonable, but a slight overclock on current SB architecture should equal most of these so it may not be worth upgrading straight away from SB. The real question of how IB overclocks will be interesting.
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    doive1231 , 2 December 2011 23:58
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    Anonymous , 23 February 2012 21:52
    @Dandalf Why RIP - the benchmarks of "Ivy Bridge" are 7 to 13 % faster than "sandy brifge", which is good result, but not sensational like in P4 to core2duo transition. Also the better results came from the better turbo core / higher clock, which is due to the better technology/process used by Intel.
    So if AMD could utilize the same 22nm process, they could jump their clocks higher also. IMHO AMD has higher clock potential because of the longer pipeline, but because of it also they suffer lower performance per clock.
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    eriko , 1 March 2012 04:12
    Aching to see how my 920XM stacks up against the new 22nm mobile processors. Running at a max of 3.6GHz, 'tis pretty good so far, well, ok it was until I built a 2500K desktop for a client, and clocked it @4.4GHZ (ON AIR!), which ran amazing, hence my interest here.

    Any jump around 50% and I'm sold. Otherwise I *might* take some hand-me-down off of the 'worlds biggest jumble sale website', whilst the early adopters jump on board, at a much reduced price.

    And by the way, Intel - get your @ss moving!