i7 2600k, i5 2500k & 2300 1155 Sandy Bridge Review

SiSoft Sandra and PC Mark

Intel LGA1155 Review

SiSoft Sandra

As a test that purely tests the calculative abilities of each processor it's no great surprise to find the i5-2300 comes in last by some distance. The Core i5-2500K, which isn't that much pricier, is a much better performer managing to perform as well as the previous top-range Core i7-870 and high-end Core i7-950. Once again the overclocked capability of the i7-2600K redefine what results we expect from a Quad-Core CPU.


PC Mark Vantage

Futuremarks benchmarking suite uses a selection of in-built utilities to replicate average PC usage but in a condensed form. The switch from 45nm to 32nm and the expected performance increases show their hand here with even the i5-2300 managing to keep the numbers pumping and once we move up to the 2500K and 2600K we start to see some huge results coming in.

For pure number tasks any of these new chips would be a good choice.

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Most Recent Comments

03-01-2011, 00:04:56

great reviews man, glad to finally see them.Quote

03-01-2011, 00:11:52

considering these are mainstream cpus - they are really good. I dont like how they overclock tho... just seems silly to me.....Quote

03-01-2011, 00:18:44

Id like to see them swinging in a good video crunch session.Quote

03-01-2011, 00:19:20

Wow. Just.. wow. I agree with the Turbo-only mode being a tad obnoxious though. But, otherwise quite nice looking chips and awesome vids. Thanks mucho!Quote

03-01-2011, 01:17:38

absolutely brilliant review Tom! wasn't expecting this when i woke up this morning. That 2500K definitely looks like the next must-have chip Think I'll have to get one when I finally get sick of my xeon Quote

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