Official Intel Ivy Bridge Benchmarks Leaked

Intel benchmarks of the Ivy Bridge processor have leaked onto the web. These benchmarks were originally just intended for the company’s partners, but it seems that’s not how it turned out. Let’s take a look at two graphs that give us a sneak peak of how the 3770k (Ivy Bridge) will perform vs the 2600k (Sandy Bridge):

+7% higher overall SYSmark 2012 score
+14% higher overall HDXPRT 2011 score
+15% higher Cinebench 11.5 score
+13% better ProShow Gold 4.5 result
+25% faster performance in Excel 2010
+56% faster performance in ArcSoft Media Expresso
+192% higher overall 3DMark Vantage score
+17% faster performance in 3DMark Vantage CPU benchmark
+199% faster performance in 3DMark Vantage GPU benchmark

As you can see above, the new IGP performs a lot better than the previous integrated graphics solution on Sandy Bridge. This is great for HTPC and laptop consumers, but aside from the IGP and PCI-E 3.0 support, there isn’t really a reason to upgrade if you already have a 2500k or 2600k processor. However, those who are building a new system might want to take a look at these new processors depending on their price. At the moment, Ivy Bridge is expected to launch around April 2012.