Finally AMD Bulldozer Official Benchmarks Released
We all have been waiting so long to know the real performance of AMD Bulldozer FX 8-Core processors, not so long from its Bulldozer overclock demonstration and now AMD has released the official benchmarks of its Bulldozer processor. AMD has offered us with the real performance that we can expect from Zambezi based Bulldozer processors.
Intel Core i5 2500 vs AMD bulldozer FX 8120
AMD has compared Bulldozer benchmarks with Intel Core i7 980X extreme edition and Core i5 2500/2400. So Bulldozer is not meant to compete with neither Core i7 second generation Sandy Bridge processors nor the upcoming Sandy Bridge-E processors.
AMD hasn’t lost its uniqueness
AMD as usual targets the price / performance segment. Currently when we consider $200 segment the best pick is second generation Core i5 processors and second generation Core i7 processors occupies $300 segment. So AMD is attempting to dominate in $250 and $200 segment. The scenario makes us to remember the time when Phenom II X4 series occupied the best price / performance in $200 segment (before Sandy Bridge was released). Now let us get to the present scenario.
AMD Bulldozer vs Intel Core i5 Processor – Handbrake Benchmark
We have already discussed 6 AMD Bulldozer FX Processor’s Specifications Revealed by Gigabyte
The first comparator compared a AMD FX microprocessor, whose model number was not disclosed, but presumably it is the FX-8100 or FX-8120, against an Intel Core i5, which is presumably the 2400 or 2500/K. For this comparison AMD has used the Handbrake application running a conversion of a short video of 5 minutes in standard definition. Microprocessor AMD FX made the conversion up to 223 frames per second, while the Intel Core i5 did only up to 188 frames per second. So AMD FX CPU showed 19% higher performance than Intel Core i5 processors, although it is noteworthy that Handbrake does not make use of the processor as intensive as other multi-core applications such as Cinebench benchmark.
AMD Bulldozer vs Intel Core i7 – Dirt 3 Benchmark
The second comparison was made between the same CPU, AMD FX vs Intel Core i7 980X, both systems were equipped with 2 video cards based on AMD Radeon HD 6970 GPU configured in 2-Way CrossFireX mode, running a game Dirt 3 in a resolution of 2560 × 1600. The system with AMD FX CPU was running the test up to 82.8 frames per second, while the system with Intel Core i7 980X executed up to 80.9 frames per second.
AMD Bulldozer Benchmark result doesn’t seem to be much Impressive!
So here too the system based on the AMD FX CPU achieved a 2.3 % higher performance, which although does not sound so good, because Hardware Info presumes that the optimizations presented in CrossFireX 990FX AMD chipset might have influenced that result. So we have to wait a little bit to see the complete performance of AMD bulldozer processors.
Source: AMD FX Benchmarks (Hardware info)