AMD FX Destroys i7 980X in Properly Optimized SHA1 code
As shown in this review, the AMD FX 8150 is 20% faster than Intel i7 980X in the CPU Hash benchmark. As the benchmark page explains:
This test measures CPU performance using the SHA1 hashing algorithm defined in the Federal Information Processing Standards Publication 180-3. The code behind this benchmark method is written in Assembly, and it is optimized for every popular AMD, Intel and VIA processor core variant by utilizing the appropriate MMX, MMX+/SSE, SSE2, SSSE3, or AVX instruction set extension.
Since SuperPI and Cinebench are such a widely used tools, AMD should spend some effort and optimize them for AMD FX.