Intel K Series Processors
Published: 7th June 2010 | Source: Intel | Price: £199 - £309 |
Everest Ultimate Edition
Our Everest results continue the trend we saw with Sandra. The 870, 930 and 875K are pretty much on a par with each other, slight differences aside. The overclocked 875K definitely looks to be a great clocker and the 655K keeps much closer to it's bigger brothers than we'd think possible considering its dual-core nature, and how intensive these benchmarks are.
Our AES results are on a seperate graph solely because if we'd left them all on the one, the results from the AES enhanced 655K would have compressed it into illegibility.
What a difference having an instruction set makes. So many processors have a variety of instruction sets from SSE onward that we've become rather blase to the difference they can make. The 655K dispenses with that, utterly annihilating the rest of our test CPUs.
wPrime is definitely something that wants more processors, more power, more speed, and the graph clearly reflects that. If you stacked them up they'd be pretty much entirely in cores available, then core speed, order.