i7 2600k, i5 2500k & 2300 1155 Sandy Bridge Review
Published: 3rd January 2011 | Source: Intel | Price: £170 & £260 |
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.