Intel K Series Processors

Everest and wPrime

Intel K Series  Processors

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.

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Most Recent Comments

07-06-2010, 06:49:50

It's been a long while since we've seen an unlocked multiplier on a mainstream Intel. How do the K series fare?

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07-06-2010, 10:09:15

When I finally upgrade I'll be looking for a quad-core since I do graphic work. Looks like the $930 is still the best deal. The 655 is pretty sweet though for a dual-core.Quote

07-06-2010, 10:21:57

Yeah, they seem expensive for what they deliver. If anyone was going to spend £300 on a CPU (or more), they would go for an X58, and clock the i7 930. The 1156 platform doesn't seem the logical place to stick these chips, although I suppose that intel don't want to put people off buying the extreme edition chips.

Good review, so good for OC3D, but weird price/platform of chips from intel.Quote

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