Legit Processor Reviews
Intel Core i5-661 Clarkdale Processor Review
|Date:||Sun, Jan 03, 2010 - 09:00 PM|
|Written By:||Brian Wallace -|
SiSoftware Sandra 2010c
The Sisoft Sandra 2010c benchmark utility just came out a few weeks ago and we have started to include it in our benchmarking. Sandra 2010 now comes with support for Virtualisation (Virtual PC/Server, Hyper-V, VMware) and GPGPU (OpenCL, DirectX 11 DirectCompute, but today we will be using the program to look at memory and CPU performance!
Results: Sandra 2010b showed that the Core i5-750 has a very clear advantage in memory bandwidth. With an additional pair of physical cores, the i5-750 can process memory requests faster than the i5-661 with two physical and two virtual cores.
Cryptography has become an important part of our digital life: it
allows us to conduct safe transactions online, certify programs and
services, keep our data secure and much more. Sandra 2010c has a dedicated benchmark built-in that measure cryptographic performance, which is important on the new Intel Arrandale processors like the Core i5 540M that we are benchmarking today include features like AES-NI! Intel AES-NI is a new set of Single Instruction Multiple Data (SIMD) instructions that are going to be introduced in the next generation of Intel processor, as of 2009. These instructions enable fast and secure data encryption and decryption, using the Advanced Encryption Standard (AES), defined by FIPS Publication number 197. The architecture introduces six instructions that offer full hardware support for AES. Four of them support high performance data encryption and decryption, and the other two instructions support the AES key expansion procedure. Let's take a look at how this feature impacts Cryptography performance.
Results: The Intel Core i5-661 blows away its bigger, more powerful brother in the AES benchmark, while the i5-750 holds an advantage in the Hashing test.
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Page 1 - Intel Core i5 661 Benchmarking
Page 2 - Clarkdale: A Closer Look
Page 3 - Intel 5 Series Chipsets
Page 4 - Media and Blu-ray
Page 5 - Intel DH55TC and Test System
Page 6 - SiSoftware Sandra 2010c
Page 7 - iTunes 9
Page 8 - Cinebench R10
Page 9 - x264 HD Encoding
Page 10 - PC Mark Vantage
Page 11 - Stalker: Call of Pripyat
Page 12 - Colin McRae: Dirt 2
Page 13 - 3D Mark Vantage
Page 14 - Overclocking & Power Consumption
Page 15 - Conclusion