Posted 31 October 2012 - 11:48 PM
I was looking at at some PassMark scores for CPU's, and comparing my old Athlon to the newer Ivy Bridge processors, I noticed this amazing discrepancy:
Intel Core i7-3770K @ 3.50GHz Scored: 9,634
AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core 5000+ Scored: 1,275
Does this mean the 3770K is about 7 times as powerful as the Athlon?
1,275 goes into 9,634 7.5 times. So does this mean the 3770K has about 7 times the "get 'er done" power?
I'm just finding it really hard to believe that when I buy my new 3770K system, it is going to have 7 times the processing speed.