Intel Core i7 3960X Linux, Intel Sandy Bridge vs. AMD Bulldozer, Intel Core i5 2500K

First tests of the Intel Core i7 3960X Sandy Bridge Extreme Edition processor under Linux. Using an Ubuntu 12.04 LTS 64-bit snapshot with the Linux 3.2 kernel. More tests are on the way on Phoronix.com by Michael Larabel. Thanks to Intel Corp for sending out the Core i7 3960X, the Intel X79 motherboard, and the Intel water cooling kit for Sandy-E. Intel Sandy Bridge vs. AMD Bulldozer: Intel Core i5 2500K Sandy Bridge, Intel Core i5 2400S Sandy Bridge, AMD FX-8150 Bulldozer benchmarking under Linux with an early Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Precise Pangolin 64-bit snapshot on the Linux 3.2 kernel. Testing by Michael Larabel of Phoronix.com. Intel Core i5 2500K: Intel Core i5 2500K benchmarking under Linux with an early Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Precise Pangolin 64-bit snapshot on the Linux 3.2 kernel. Testing by Michael Larabel of Phoronix.com.

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Intel Core i7 3960X Linux, Intel Sandy Bridge vs. AMD Bulldozer, Intel Core i5 2500KProcessorMotherboardChipsetMemoryDiskGraphicsAudioMonitorNetworkOSKernelDesktopDisplay ServerDisplay DriverOpenGLCompilerFile-SystemScreen ResolutionIntel Core i7 3960XAMD Phenom II X4 955 @ 3.60GHzCore i5 2500KCore i5 2400SFX-8150Intel Core i5 2500K: Core i5 2500KIntel Core i5 2500K: Core i5 2400SIntel Core i7-3960X @ 3.30GHz (12 Cores)Intel DX79SIIntel Sandy DMI216384MB240GB OCZ VERTEX3AMD Radeon HD 6900 2048MB (800/1250MHz)Realtek ALC892DELL P2210HIntel 82579LM Gigabit ConnectionUbuntu 12.043.2.0-3-generic (x86_64)Unity 4.24.0X Server 1.10.4fglrx 8.91.4 Catalyst 11.114.1.11251GCC 4.6ext41920x1080AMD Phenom II X4 955 @ 3.60GHz (4 Cores)Gigabyte GA-880GM-UD2HAMD RS780 + SB700/SB8006144MB500GB Seagate ST3500320ASAMD Radeon HD 4250SyncMasterRealtek RTL8111/8168BFedora 142.6.35.14-103.fc14.i686.PAE (i686)KDE 4.6.5X Server 1.9.5radeon 6.13.992.1 Mesa 7.9GCC 4.6.0ext2/ext31280x1024Intel Core i5-2500K @ 3.30GHz (4 Cores)ASRock Z68 Pro3Intel 2nd Generation Core Family DRAM16384MB240GB OCZ VERTEX3AMD Radeon HD 6900 2048MB (800/1250MHz)DELL P2210HUbuntu 12.043.2.0-3-generic (x86_64)Unity 4.24.0X Server 1.10.4fglrx 8.91.4 Catalyst 11.114.1.11251GCC 4.6ext41920x1080Intel Core i5-2400S @ 2.50GHz (4 Cores)AMD FX-8150 Eight-Core @ 3.61GHz (8 Cores)ASUS Crosshair V FormulaATI RD890Realtek ALC889Intel 82583V Gigabit ConnectionIntel Core i5-2500K @ 3.30GHz (4 Cores)ASRock Z68 Pro3Intel 2nd Generation Core Family DRAMRealtek ALC892Realtek RTL8111/8168BIntel Core i5-2400S @ 2.50GHz (4 Cores)OpenBenchmarking.orgSystem Details- Intel Core i7 3960X: Compiz was running on this system.- AMD Phenom II X4 955 @ 3.60GHz: Firefox was running on this system. AMD CnQ was enabled.- Core i5 2500K: Compiz was running on this system.- Core i5 2400S: Compiz was running on this system.- FX-8150: Compiz was running on this system.- Intel Core i5 2500K: Core i5 2500K: Compiz was running on this system.- Intel Core i5 2500K: Core i5 2400S: Compiz was running on this system.

Intel Core i7 3960X Linux, Intel Sandy Bridge vs. AMD Bulldozer, Intel Core i5 2500Kbuild-linux-kernel: Time To Compilec-ray: Total Timesmallpt: Global Illumination Renderer; 100 Samplesnexuiz: 1920 x 1080 - Yes - Onxonotic: 1920 x 1080warsow: 1920 x 1080build-php: Time To Compilecompress-7zip: Compress Speed Testtscp: AI Chess Performancevpxenc: vpxencx264: H.264 Video Encodingffmpeg: AVI To NTSC VCDencode-flac: WAV To FLACencode-mp3: WAV To MP3openssl: RSA 4096-bit Performancejohn-the-ripper: Traditional DESjohn-the-ripper: MD5john-the-ripper: Blowfishhimeno: Poisson Pressure Solvermafft: Multiple Sequence Alignmenthmmer: Pfam Database Searchminion: Bibdminion: Gracefulminion: Quasigroupminion: Solitairenpb: BT.Anpb: CG.Bnpb: EP.Bnpb: FT.Bnpb: IS.Cnpb: LU.Anpb: MG.Bnpb: SP.Anpb: UA.Agraphics-magick: HWB Color Spacegraphics-magick: Blurgraphics-magick: Local Adaptive Thresholdinggraphics-magick: Resizinggraphics-magick: Sharpenclomp: Static OMP Speedupttsiod-renderer: Phong Rendering With Soft-Shadow MappingIntel Core i7 3960XAMD Phenom II X4 955 @ 3.60GHzCore i5 2500KCore i5 2400SFX-8150Intel Core i5 2500K: Core i5 2500KIntel Core i5 2500K: Core i5 2400S58.7636.2367118.48170.32240105.0153.28150135.89218.17355.7332.651280253143827.8696.5316.006.1914.2786.885060667143899161413.8019.5914.56121.1170.09157.50111.3111946.952786.72133.906013.74182.6610228.126318.836179.9736.981659751128483.19111.59134.1069.35199123.11212.43323.9739.711024447295321.9877.1316.326.9416.0177.654513333128158171254.8221.9018.74135.7978.21178.03124.869566.812430.27102.444819.31163.668174.355795.935435.5131.331428141107382.7488.3089.1751.05104116.74232.40353.9230.391791531437120.54135.769.987.8519.5668.504298667153811002374.1726.0713.52167.2586.34198.52160.4811152.492495.38163.086410.04107.3311631.054369.395378.8540.1416510068133652.46128.30OpenBenchmarking.org

Timed Linux Kernel Compilation

Time To Compile

OpenBenchmarking.orgSeconds, Fewer Is BetterTimed Linux Kernel Compilation 3.1Time To CompileIntel Core i7 3960XFX-8150Core i5 2500KAMD Phenom II X4 955 @ 3.60GHzCore i5 2400S306090120150SE +/- 0.70, N = 3SE +/- 0.64, N = 3SE +/- 0.58, N = 3SE +/- 0.98, N = 3SE +/- 0.65, N = 358.7689.17105.01118.48134.10

C-Ray

Total Time

OpenBenchmarking.orgSeconds, Fewer Is BetterC-Ray 1.1Total TimeIntel Core i7 3960XFX-8150Core i5 2500KCore i5 2400SAMD Phenom II X4 955 @ 3.60GHz4080120160200SE +/- 0.69, N = 3SE +/- 0.01, N = 3SE +/- 0.08, N = 3SE +/- 0.17, N = 3SE +/- 0.33, N = 336.2351.0553.2869.35170.32

Smallpt

Global Illumination Renderer; 100 Samples

OpenBenchmarking.orgSeconds, Fewer Is BetterSmallpt 1.0Global Illumination Renderer; 100 SamplesIntel Core i7 3960XFX-8150Core i5 2500KCore i5 2400SAMD Phenom II X4 955 @ 3.60GHz50100150200250SE +/- 0.00, N = 3SE +/- 0.33, N = 3SE +/- 0.33, N = 3SE +/- 2.33, N = 3SE +/- 0.00, N = 367104150199240

Nexuiz

Resolution: 1920 x 1080 - HDR: Yes - Sound: On

OpenBenchmarking.orgFrames Per Second, More Is BetterNexuiz 2.5.2Resolution: 1920 x 1080 - HDR: Yes - Sound: OnCore i5 2500KCore i5 2400SFX-8150306090120150SE +/- 0.56, N = 3SE +/- 0.14, N = 3SE +/- 0.19, N = 3135.89123.11116.74

Xonotic

Resolution: 1920 x 1080

OpenBenchmarking.orgFrames Per Second, More Is BetterXonotic 0.5Resolution: 1920 x 1080FX-8150Core i5 2500KCore i5 2400S50100150200250SE +/- 0.91, N = 3SE +/- 0.41, N = 3SE +/- 0.23, N = 3232.40218.17212.43

Warsow

Resolution: 1920 x 1080

OpenBenchmarking.orgFrames Per Second, More Is BetterWarsow 0.61Resolution: 1920 x 1080Core i5 2500KFX-8150Core i5 2400S80160240320400SE +/- 0.74, N = 3SE +/- 4.92, N = 6SE +/- 0.62, N = 3355.73353.92323.97

Timed PHP Compilation

Time To Compile

OpenBenchmarking.orgSeconds, Fewer Is BetterTimed PHP Compilation 5.2.9Time To CompileFX-8150Core i5 2500KCore i5 2400S918273645SE +/- 0.03, N = 3SE +/- 0.03, N = 3SE +/- 0.02, N = 330.3932.6539.71

7-Zip Compression

Compress Speed Test

OpenBenchmarking.orgMIPS, More Is Better7-Zip Compression 9.20.1Compress Speed TestFX-8150Core i5 2500KCore i5 2400S4K8K12K16K20KSE +/- 251.61, N = 3SE +/- 12.77, N = 3SE +/- 7.64, N = 3179151280210244

TSCP

AI Chess Performance

OpenBenchmarking.orgNodes Per Second, More Is BetterTSCP 1.81AI Chess PerformanceCore i5 2500KCore i5 2400SFX-8150110K220K330K440K550KSE +/- 769.75, N = 5SE +/- 1555.49, N = 5SE +/- 179.50, N = 5531438472953314371

VP8 libvpx Encoding

vpxenc

OpenBenchmarking.orgFrames Per Second, More Is BetterVP8 libvpx Encoding 0.9.7-p1vpxencCore i5 2500KCore i5 2400SFX-8150714212835SE +/- 0.20, N = 3SE +/- 0.21, N = 3SE +/- 0.08, N = 327.8621.9820.54

x264

H.264 Video Encoding

OpenBenchmarking.orgFrames Per Second, More Is Betterx264 2011-12-06H.264 Video EncodingFX-8150Core i5 2500KCore i5 2400S306090120150SE +/- 0.35, N = 3SE +/- 0.44, N = 3SE +/- 0.47, N = 3135.7696.5377.13

FFmpeg

AVI To NTSC VCD

OpenBenchmarking.orgSeconds, Fewer Is BetterFFmpeg 0.8.7AVI To NTSC VCDFX-8150Core i5 2500KCore i5 2400S48121620SE +/- 0.06, N = 3SE +/- 0.21, N = 3SE +/- 0.18, N = 39.9816.0016.32

FLAC Audio Encoding

WAV To FLAC

OpenBenchmarking.orgSeconds, Fewer Is BetterFLAC Audio Encoding 1.2.1WAV To FLACCore i5 2500KCore i5 2400SFX-8150246810SE +/- 0.01, N = 5SE +/- 0.00, N = 5SE +/- 0.01, N = 56.196.947.85

LAME MP3 Encoding

WAV To MP3

OpenBenchmarking.orgSeconds, Fewer Is BetterLAME MP3 Encoding 3.99.3WAV To MP3Core i5 2500KCore i5 2400SFX-8150510152025SE +/- 0.00, N = 5SE +/- 0.01, N = 5SE +/- 0.02, N = 514.2716.0119.56

OpenSSL

RSA 4096-bit Performance

OpenBenchmarking.orgSigns Per Second, More Is BetterOpenSSL 1.0.0eRSA 4096-bit PerformanceCore i5 2500KCore i5 2400SFX-815020406080100SE +/- 0.25, N = 4SE +/- 0.28, N = 4SE +/- 0.32, N = 486.8877.6568.50

John The Ripper

Test: Traditional DES

OpenBenchmarking.orgReal C/S, More Is BetterJohn The Ripper 1.7.9Test: Traditional DESCore i5 2500KCore i5 2400SFX-81501.1M2.2M3.3M4.4M5.5MSE +/- 4807.40, N = 3SE +/- 6064.47, N = 3SE +/- 6691.62, N = 3506066745133334298667

John The Ripper

Test: MD5

OpenBenchmarking.orgReal C/S, More Is BetterJohn The Ripper 1.7.9Test: MD5FX-8150Core i5 2500KCore i5 2400S3K6K9K12K15KSE +/- 17.19, N = 3SE +/- 8.25, N = 3SE +/- 0.88, N = 3153811438912815

John The Ripper

Test: Blowfish

OpenBenchmarking.orgReal C/S, More Is BetterJohn The Ripper 1.7.9Test: BlowfishFX-8150Core i5 2500KCore i5 2400S2004006008001000SE +/- 0.00, N = 3SE +/- 0.33, N = 3SE +/- 0.33, N = 31002916817

Himeno Benchmark

Poisson Pressure Solver

OpenBenchmarking.orgMFLOPS, More Is BetterHimeno Benchmark 3.0Poisson Pressure SolverCore i5 2500KCore i5 2400SFX-815030060090012001500SE +/- 11.35, N = 3SE +/- 13.50, N = 3SE +/- 0.82, N = 31413.801254.82374.17

Timed MAFFT Alignment

Multiple Sequence Alignment

OpenBenchmarking.orgSeconds, Fewer Is BetterTimed MAFFT Alignment 6.864Multiple Sequence AlignmentCore i5 2500KCore i5 2400SFX-8150612182430SE +/- 0.02, N = 3SE +/- 0.01, N = 3SE +/- 0.01, N = 319.5921.9026.07

Timed HMMer Search

Pfam Database Search

OpenBenchmarking.orgSeconds, Fewer Is BetterTimed HMMer Search 2.3.2Pfam Database SearchFX-8150Core i5 2500KCore i5 2400S510152025SE +/- 0.20, N = 6SE +/- 0.05, N = 3SE +/- 0.03, N = 313.5214.5618.74

Minion

Benchmark: Bibd

OpenBenchmarking.orgSeconds, Fewer Is BetterMinion 0.12Benchmark: BibdCore i5 2500KCore i5 2400SFX-81504080120160200SE +/- 0.34, N = 3SE +/- 0.34, N = 3SE +/- 0.67, N = 3121.11135.79167.25

Minion

Benchmark: Graceful

OpenBenchmarking.orgSeconds, Fewer Is BetterMinion 0.12Benchmark: GracefulCore i5 2500KCore i5 2400SFX-815020406080100SE +/- 0.08, N = 3SE +/- 0.02, N = 3SE +/- 0.17, N = 370.0978.2186.34

Minion

Benchmark: Quasigroup

OpenBenchmarking.orgSeconds, Fewer Is BetterMinion 0.12Benchmark: QuasigroupCore i5 2500KCore i5 2400SFX-81504080120160200SE +/- 0.24, N = 3SE +/- 1.21, N = 3SE +/- 1.10, N = 3157.50178.03198.52

Minion

Benchmark: Solitaire

OpenBenchmarking.orgSeconds, Fewer Is BetterMinion 0.12Benchmark: SolitaireCore i5 2500KCore i5 2400SFX-81504080120160200SE +/- 0.23, N = 3SE +/- 0.51, N = 3SE +/- 0.99, N = 3111.31124.86160.48

NAS Parallel Benchmarks

Test / Class: BT.A

OpenBenchmarking.orgTotal Mop/s, More Is BetterNAS Parallel Benchmarks 3.3Test / Class: BT.ACore i5 2500KFX-8150Core i5 2400S3K6K9K12K15KSE +/- 2.89, N = 3SE +/- 45.59, N = 3SE +/- 2.08, N = 311946.9511152.499566.81

NAS Parallel Benchmarks

Test / Class: CG.B

OpenBenchmarking.orgTotal Mop/s, More Is BetterNAS Parallel Benchmarks 3.3Test / Class: CG.BCore i5 2500KFX-8150Core i5 2400S6001200180024003000SE +/- 4.76, N = 3SE +/- 1.28, N = 3SE +/- 1.25, N = 32786.722495.382430.27

NAS Parallel Benchmarks

Test / Class: EP.B

OpenBenchmarking.orgTotal Mop/s, More Is BetterNAS Parallel Benchmarks 3.3Test / Class: EP.BFX-8150Core i5 2500KCore i5 2400S4080120160200SE +/- 1.75, N = 3SE +/- 0.04, N = 3SE +/- 0.02, N = 3163.08133.90102.44

NAS Parallel Benchmarks

Test / Class: FT.B

OpenBenchmarking.orgTotal Mop/s, More Is BetterNAS Parallel Benchmarks 3.3Test / Class: FT.BFX-8150Core i5 2500KCore i5 2400S14002800420056007000SE +/- 15.81, N = 3SE +/- 1.89, N = 3SE +/- 1.91, N = 36410.046013.744819.31

NAS Parallel Benchmarks

Test / Class: IS.C

OpenBenchmarking.orgTotal Mop/s, More Is BetterNAS Parallel Benchmarks 3.3Test / Class: IS.CCore i5 2500KCore i5 2400SFX-81504080120160200SE +/- 0.10, N = 3SE +/- 0.10, N = 3SE +/- 0.08, N = 3182.66163.66107.33

NAS Parallel Benchmarks

Test / Class: LU.A

OpenBenchmarking.orgTotal Mop/s, More Is BetterNAS Parallel Benchmarks 3.3Test / Class: LU.AFX-8150Core i5 2500KCore i5 2400S2K4K6K8K10KSE +/- 12.44, N = 3SE +/- 27.88, N = 3SE +/- 16.04, N = 311631.0510228.128174.35

NAS Parallel Benchmarks

Test / Class: MG.B

OpenBenchmarking.orgTotal Mop/s, More Is BetterNAS Parallel Benchmarks 3.3Test / Class: MG.BCore i5 2500KCore i5 2400SFX-815014002800420056007000SE +/- 5.42, N = 3SE +/- 8.98, N = 3SE +/- 1.83, N = 36318.835795.934369.39

NAS Parallel Benchmarks

Test / Class: SP.A

OpenBenchmarking.orgTotal Mop/s, More Is BetterNAS Parallel Benchmarks 3.3Test / Class: SP.ACore i5 2500KCore i5 2400SFX-815013002600390052006500SE +/- 10.88, N = 3SE +/- 8.18, N = 3SE +/- 35.06, N = 36179.975435.515378.85

NAS Parallel Benchmarks

Test / Class: UA.A

OpenBenchmarking.orgTotal Mop/s, More Is BetterNAS Parallel Benchmarks 3.3Test / Class: UA.AFX-8150Core i5 2500KCore i5 2400S918273645SE +/- 0.08, N = 3SE +/- 0.06, N = 3SE +/- 0.04, N = 340.1436.9831.33

GraphicsMagick

Operation: HWB Color Space

OpenBenchmarking.orgIterations Per Minute, More Is BetterGraphicsMagick 1.3.12Operation: HWB Color SpaceFX-8150Core i5 2500KCore i5 2400S4080120160200SE +/- 0.00, N = 3SE +/- 0.00, N = 3SE +/- 0.00, N = 3165165142

GraphicsMagick

Operation: Blur

OpenBenchmarking.orgIterations Per Minute, More Is BetterGraphicsMagick 1.3.12Operation: BlurFX-8150Core i5 2500KCore i5 2400S20406080100SE +/- 0.67, N = 3SE +/- 0.00, N = 3SE +/- 0.33, N = 31009781

GraphicsMagick

Operation: Local Adaptive Thresholding

OpenBenchmarking.orgIterations Per Minute, More Is BetterGraphicsMagick 1.3.12Operation: Local Adaptive ThresholdingFX-8150Core i5 2500KCore i5 2400S1530456075SE +/- 0.00, N = 3SE +/- 0.00, N = 3SE +/- 0.00, N = 3685141

GraphicsMagick

Operation: Resizing

OpenBenchmarking.orgIterations Per Minute, More Is BetterGraphicsMagick 1.3.12Operation: ResizingFX-8150Core i5 2500KCore i5 2400S306090120150SE +/- 0.00, N = 3SE +/- 0.00, N = 3SE +/- 0.00, N = 3133128107

GraphicsMagick

Operation: Sharpen

OpenBenchmarking.orgIterations Per Minute, More Is BetterGraphicsMagick 1.3.12Operation: SharpenFX-8150Core i5 2500KCore i5 2400S1530456075SE +/- 0.00, N = 3SE +/- 0.00, N = 3SE +/- 0.00, N = 3654838

CLOMP

Static OMP Speedup

OpenBenchmarking.orgSpeedup, More Is BetterCLOMP 3.3Static OMP SpeedupCore i5 2500KCore i5 2400SFX-81500.71781.43562.15342.87123.589SE +/- 0.00, N = 5SE +/- 0.01, N = 5SE +/- 0.03, N = 53.192.742.46

TTSIOD 3D Renderer

Phong Rendering With Soft-Shadow Mapping

OpenBenchmarking.orgFPS, More Is BetterTTSIOD 3D Renderer 2.2wPhong Rendering With Soft-Shadow MappingFX-8150Core i5 2500KCore i5 2400S306090120150SE +/- 0.18, N = 3SE +/- 0.18, N = 3SE +/- 0.10, N = 3128.30111.5988.30


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