Intel K Series Processors

SiSoft Sandra

Intel K Series  Processors

SiSoft Sandra

Starting with the Whetstone results we see roughly the results we'd expect. Given that the comparison processors are run at stock it's no surprise to see the i7-875K keeping up and the 655K, despite that hefty overclock, still struggling to keep up. Although allowing for the fact it has half the processing cores available it does a sterling job indeed.


The Dhrystone results give a serious surprise with the 875K taking quite a substantial lead over it's brethren. Identical processors on identical systems shouldn't give this much of a difference, but there it is. The OC 875K clearly stands atop our graphs, but as the only overclocked quad-core processor here we'd expect nothing less. Still the level of results are impressive.

The 655K, if our Sandra results are anything to go by, could be the little engine that could. The stock dual-core isn't much to write home about but overclocked it sings.

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Most Recent Comments

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

07-06-2010, 11:05:37

WOW thats extreme for aircooled over 5Ghz on waterQuote

07-06-2010, 11:06:40

the conclusion was difficult tbh as there were so many factors to consider. The 875 is cheaper than the 870 but doesnt seem as good. The 655 goes like stink but costs a good chunk more and seems expensive for a dual but it is 32nm.....

Its a tough one to call tbh.Quote

07-06-2010, 15:09:20

I hear ya Tom. Good review regardless. And I think fair scores for both.Quote

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