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New Sandy Bridge Benches, the Gen2 of i5 and i7

AlJabberwockAlJabberwock ModeratorUSAPosts: 7,729Moderators, Tech Moderators, Knights
edited January 2011 in Technology
A pretty decent article on the new Sandy Bridges released this week...
http://www.techspot.com/review/353-intel-sandy-bridge-corei5-2500k-corei7-2600k/

Some of the benches were video bound, but otherwise pretty good work...

Now its all about price. Looking at the benches, I am pretty satisfied with my i7 and triple channel DDR3 and not interested. If I were to build another system right now, it would be another i7, or possibly a P2 965 if I was pressed for cash, unless the P67 boards are more reasonable at release than the x58s were. In that case I might go for an 2nd gen i7 2600K as the CPU prices were quite reasonable.
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  • evotucevotuc Senior Member Posts: 983Registered Users
    edited January 2011
    From what I have read, Sandy Bridge does little for those who have a graphics card. When they get to where they can fit an entire VGA board on a chip, then it may make a difference. Otherwise, Sandy Bridge and Bulldozer are for more mainstream users, for watching and decoding HD video. At least the new ring bus improves overall performance and dramatically drops power consumption.
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  • AlJabberwockAlJabberwock Moderator USAPosts: 7,729Moderators, Tech Moderators, Knights
    edited January 2011
    Well Bandwidth is never a bad thing, but see the odd benches they did on that in the link. I agree that the video decode is really the "thing" for the set, but there is no denying slightly better performance at lower TDP, and the issue prices are pretty good...

    Ack, you make me sound like an Intel Apologist! LOL
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  • lordmaximus77lordmaximus77 Technical Moderator Leeuwarden, NLPosts: 3,337Registered Users, Moderators, Tech Moderators, Knights
    edited January 2011
    When you compare it with the Gen 1 i7's the difference is not that big. But compared to Gen 1 i5's and the older Core 2 Quad series its quite an improvement. especialy when it comes to CPU intensive games.
    F1 2010 http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/sandy-bridge-core-i7-2600k-core-i5-2500k,2833-19.html
    Civ 5 http://www.techspot.com/review/353-intel-sandy-bridge-corei5-2500k-corei7-2600k/page13.html

    Also the overclocking potential is very good. You can run a i7 2600K up to 4.4GHz aircooled with a minimal vcore increase.

    An aircooled i7 2600K @ 4.4Ghz looks to be an interesting upgrade for my old Q9450 @ 3.2Ghz.
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  • AlJabberwockAlJabberwock Moderator USAPosts: 7,729Moderators, Tech Moderators, Knights
    edited January 2011
    Agree since the turbo alone is superior to anything currently running at stock or turbo with lower tdp. The initial price point is good so the question is the 1155 boards... On the other hand given the overhead available in the 920 or 950 on liquid the difference may not be so great - although, sure, that's cheating.
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    ― Kent Mansley (in "Iron Giant")

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