by Anton Shilov
05/09/2013 | 07:36 PM
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.