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A question about PassMark scores


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#1 RB_Kandy

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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.

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#2 DJBPace07

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Posted 01 November 2012 - 07:36 PM

A synthetic benchmark score is largely pointless, it isn't an accurate measure of actual performance in what you are doing. That said, that i7 will drastically outperform that old Athlon, so a huge score is expected.

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