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A new set of benchmarks of Intel Corp.’s forthcoming Haswell microprocessors has been published. The new test results reveal some expected and some completely unexpected peculiarities of Intel Core i-series 4000-family central processing units (CPUs). The most important factor about the benchmarks is that they were obtained on production versions of chips.

Chinese web-site RedQuasar has published benchmark results of Intel Core i7-4770K and Core i5-4570K microprocessors based on Haswell micro-architecture against Intel Core i7-3770K powered by Ivy Bridge. The testers used 3DMark11, AIDA64, Cinebench 11.5, Fritz Chess Benchmark and Super Pi benchmarks to find out more about the peculiarities of the all-new microprocessor cores. Since the web-site has published images of the processors it tested, the results seem to be more or less credible.

The benchmark results reveal that Haswell has massive advantage over Ivy Bridge in graphics intensive applications thanks to its high-performance Iris HD graphics core (see Cinebench 11.5 OpenGL results). In addition, Haswell chips are slower at reading from memory, but faster at writing to, or copying data in memory, noted CPU World web-site. When it comes to applications like 3DMark 11, SuperPi and Fritz Chess Benchmark, then the two micro-architectures offer similar performance.

Even though Intel Core i-series 4000-family “Haswell” chips do not necessarily shine in all types of tests, this could be attributed to early mainboard/BIOS revisions and/or software and drivers versions. Besides, in new applications tailored for the latest chips, Haswell will offer better results thanks to new AVX2 and FMA3 instructions.

Intel did not comment on the news-story.

Tags: Intel, Haswell, Core, 22nm, Ivy Bridge


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Discussion started: 05/10/13 12:02:25 AM
Latest comment: 05/30/13 04:32:25 PM
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Just as Semiaccurate predicted... no great strides. Haswell is not worth upgrading to from Ivy Bridge... better to spend the money on a mid-level discreet AMD graphics card if you want to game because you will get way more than 31.5% graphics performance.

Addit: And here's Fudzilla today saying: "Haswell Iris graphics look promising, but even half serious gamers won't consider Intel integrated only for a gaming platform, and as one of the main reason we might mention a lack of a quick driver fixes and improvements, something that we haven’t seen from Intel... There is no doubt that Haswell will have the best IGP ever to ever come from the house of Intel, but the same goes for Richland / Kabini graphics from AMD or Geforce 700 series from Nvidia".
5 5 [Posted by: linuxlowdown  | Date: 05/10/13 12:06:36 AM]
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Haswell is not worth upgrading to from Sandy Bridge as well.

Sandy bridge was much cooler CPU, due to not cheap IHS material, and that up to 5-15% CPU performance is not worth a new Mobo or CPU purchase all together, better buy a AMD HD 7750/7770/7790 and have well balanced computer
2 4 [Posted by: medo  | Date: 05/10/13 01:31:12 AM]
Intel HD4600 (the one used by i7 4770K) is not the best iGPU. The improvement that we will see from HD5200 should even much bigger.

1 2 [Posted by: maroon1  | Date: 05/10/13 02:52:44 AM]
The Intel HD5200 will only be in BGA platforms and maybe in the Haswell i7 extreme CPU's next year, which no one will buy just to use the iGPU.
1 0 [Posted by: corpus361  | Date: 05/10/13 10:54:24 PM]
Extreme Editions won't have a gpu on it, which is why intel doesn't put it on them because they use that space for more cache instead. not to mention it would be a complete waste of manufacturing on intels part since anyone tat buys these extreme edition cpu's obv won't be using it.
0 0 [Posted by: SteelCity1981  | Date: 05/11/13 03:59:25 PM]
I think you will find come Haswell-E at 14nm things will change quite a bit.

Every software developer is getting on the OpenCL bandwagon, just look at CineBench R11.5, using the CPU you are looking at 8fps, on the iGPU you are looking at 80fps!

AMD are well on their way with Heterogeneous System Architecture (HSA), its going to be hard for Intel to sell a $1000+ chip that is beaten soundly by a $200.

Haswell-E at 14nm will have plenty of space for 8 normal CPU cores, decent cache size and many little dedicated accelerators for specific tasks, mainly OpenCL as that will be in full swing in 2014/2015.
0 0 [Posted by: loadwick  | Date: 05/12/13 02:58:20 AM]

???? where are the graphic benefits in the table? I see that Ivvy 3770 K is still on par with it.

3 1 [Posted by: tbaracu  | Date: 05/10/13 12:16:50 AM]
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The 3Dmark run likely had a dedicated card to run on the X-preset, limiting CPU bottlenecks, whereas the rest were all CPU-intensive apps. We have yet to see a game or IGP tests or practical/everyday overclocking potential, which will come later.
4 0 [Posted by: lehpron  | Date: 05/10/13 01:03:50 AM]

The results of those benchmarks contradicts with benchmarks from wccftech

i7 4770 scores 8.55 in cinebech 11.5 according to wccftech, while the other source shows it scoring 7.82 which is even below i7 3770 score

I wait for some real benchmarks before making final conclusion

3 0 [Posted by: maroon1  | Date: 05/10/13 02:44:20 AM]

It's not worth upgrading, if you have a Sand Bridge/Ivy Bridge base system beyond just the small cpu gain. You also need to buy a new motherboard and faster DDR3 ram esp if you are running anything lower then DDR3 1866 don't want to bottleneck Haswells memory bandwidth throughput esp if you are running DDR3 1333 or 1600 in which many Sand Bridge/Ivy Bridge systems currently are. Not to mention a new psu if you want haswell to go into lower power states. So you will be basicly rebuilding your pc just to upgrade to Haswell with a Sand Bridge/Ivy Bridge base system for little cpu improvement.
3 1 [Posted by: SteelCity1981  | Date: 05/10/13 02:45:08 AM]

Wow! Where are those guys that have predicted that Haswell will kill AMD, ARM, NVIDIA, Apple and all computing?
Is that a sign that x86 run out of steam already? From what I see CPUwise Haswell appears slower (now who used to laught that Buldozer was slower than Phenom?).
Well maybe next year when the start using a smaller process they'll up the perfromance 1-2-5% again
3 2 [Posted by: Zingam  | Date: 05/10/13 05:28:20 AM]
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Haswell is a has-been and will not end well. Only fanboys on ecstasy will be convinced to buy them and give the Intel rep a hug.
1 3 [Posted by: linuxlowdown  | Date: 05/10/13 06:18:13 AM]

Not very impressive for all the hype. If this was a new AMD processor and it had that small of improvement, the haters would be screaming what a failure it is. This small improvement much like Ivy Bridge is a poor result from a new processor. So much for all those big gains Haswell was suppose to bring.
4 2 [Posted by: beenthere  | Date: 05/10/13 06:41:00 AM]
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Yep, Intel marketing machine had all those fanboys salivating on cue like Pavlov's dogs. Unfortunately, the meal to be is only but a bone.
2 2 [Posted by: linuxlowdown  | Date: 05/10/13 08:40:52 AM]
Yes, AMD fanboys would never even dream of making disparaging comments of an Intel processor, let alone based them on benchmarks of unreleased hardware. That's how cool they are!
0 0 [Posted by: ET3D  | Date: 05/12/13 01:42:22 AM]

Guess I'll likely be sticking with my trusty 2600K @ 5Ghz for a while longer.
1 0 [Posted by: jhatfie  | Date: 05/10/13 11:47:49 AM]

I think some of you are just looking at a pure performance side. It was well known that haswell wasn't going to be that much more powerful then ivy bridge on the cpu side for a while now. And yes the gpu side has had major work done to it as well to make it 2x to 3x faster then the current ivy bridge 4000 series gpu's, but that's doesn't interest people that play games, because it's still far behind anything that you can play on it that's graphicaly demanding. What it does bring is a major improvement to the power savings side, which is much needed for anyone that uses an laptop or an ultrabook on the go a lot.
2 1 [Posted by: SteelCity1981  | Date: 05/10/13 05:43:12 PM]

Why is the IHS scratched and dinged to hell on the 4770k?

7-13% faster IPC, new power architecture, refinement of 22nm, huge graphics boost. Yeah I'm sure it'll just suck.
0 0 [Posted by: AnonymousGuy  | Date: 05/11/13 02:25:51 AM]

I will be upgrading from a very old system but want to wait for either Volcanic Islands or Maxwell for a graphics card.

So the question is, what is faster my AMD Radeon HD 4870 512mb or the Intel HD 4600 on the 4770k?

Next question, as i am pretty sure Intel will not have managed to compress an entire high-end (ish) video card from 2008 into a few transistors on a CPU, can i still use the OpenCL power of the Haswell chip if i have my old discrete card plugged in? I remember on early Sandy Bridge reviews you could only use QuickSync if you had a monitor plugged into Intel's video outputs.
0 0 [Posted by: loadwick  | Date: 05/11/13 03:36:00 AM]
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I'm pretty sure your 4870 will be faster. I remember reading something about QuickSync being usable with a discrete card. (Can't find the reference right now.)
0 0 [Posted by: ET3D  | Date: 05/12/13 04:58:26 AM]

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0 2 [Posted by: MelodyRamos41  | Date: 05/11/13 07:29:29 PM]

Just when AMD stopped competing with Intel high end CPUs, Intel stopped to focus on CPU performance.
0 0 [Posted by: Shadz Hossain  | Date: 05/12/13 01:15:00 AM]
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Well, the connection is that the market is not there anymore to justify designing and manufacturing big cores, unless..... you have a killer app. For AMD, it will be gaming. For Intel? I'm not quite sure.
0 0 [Posted by: linuxlowdown  | Date: 05/12/13 05:14:35 AM]
They stopped to focus on GPU.. dont you mean?

on the CPU side of things not much has changed from Sandy Bridge/ performance wise.
0 0 [Posted by: vid_ghost  | Date: 05/12/13 05:01:18 PM]

Loving my 2600K...absolutely no reason to upgrade this Beast.
0 0 [Posted by: Bill Brasky  | Date: 05/13/13 06:14:53 AM]

With 2 out of the 3 laptops, that I own, never getting Intel HD graphics driver updates from the OEM's, who customizied the Generic Intel HD graphics drivers to suit the OEM's hardware, and, therefore, I am at their(the loptop's OEMs) mercy for Intel HD graphics driver updates(do not tell me about have disk, as that has given me stability issues)! I will not be looking to buy any Intel based laptop, as there is currently no way for me to tell before I buy, if the laptop that I may purchase, has Intel GENERIC HD graphics drivers, and I will not buy a laptop in the future if the retailer, or Intel will not clearly mark the laptop as having Intel generic HD graphics drivers! The OEM's of 2 out of my 3 laptops, will not get any of my future business for laptops, phones, or other products, until I see updated OEM customizied graphics drivers from these OEMs, and Intel your brand is not in my future for any laptop with your IGP, beacuse Intel's name is MUD when it comes to gaphics drivers, and driver updates!
0 0 [Posted by: BigChiefRunAmok  | Date: 05/14/13 11:28:40 AM]
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You can't blame Intel for that, blame the OEM.
Some OEMs do that to AMD/NVIDIA drivers as well (presumably to cheat/save power for artificial battery life scores?)

That is why I only buy Clevo(sager, store brands) and MSI (also some store brands) whitebooks. I'm hoping Intel's obsession with soldered on BGA cpus won't kill the whitebook market...

The only other competitor I see for notebooks is ASUS and certain companies that offer top notch screens (>1:800 static contrast, preferably IPS) on their notebooks, but it's hard to know who uses custom drivers, I'm pretty sure ASUS has probably pulled that stunt on some models. Clevo afaik uses only generic drivers, aside from the Hotkey program that you "need" to install to use extra buttons.

One thing I can guarantee is HP/Compaq (same company) is always trash. Bad build quality, poor driver support on absolutely every product they sell be it printer or computer, and the highest fail rates in the industry. They should burn.
0 0 [Posted by: Clint Lee  | Date: 05/30/13 04:32:25 PM]


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