In a mini press event during this week's IDF, AMD ran two live tests to benchmark and compare its soon-to-be-released FX-series Bulldozer CPU against Intel's current offering of Core i5 and Core i7 CPUs.
For the first benchmark, AMD used an undisclosed eight-core AMD FX processor and an unspecified Intel Core i5 Sandy Bridge CPU to convert a 5-minute H.264 video in SD resolution. The Bulldozer processor achieved the task with an average of 223 frames per second, while the Core i5 machine achieved an average of 188 fps.
AMD didn't give any details about the two processors used in the benchmark beyond the fact that the AMD FX is an eight-core and the Core i5 is a quad-core. The company stressed that both CPUs are of comparable prices.
For the second test, AMD pit another unnamed AMD FX CPU against an Intel Core i7 980X. Both CPUs were put in a system with two Radeon HD 6790 cards setup in CrossFire and used to play Dirt 3 at 2560x1600 resolution.
The game ran at an average frame rate of 80.9 fps on the Intel-powered machine and 82.8 fps on the AMD FX-powered one.