Legit Processor Reviews
Intel Unveils Sandy Bridge: Core i7 2600K, i5 2500K, i5 2400, i3 2100 CPUs
|Product:||Core i3, Core i5, Core i7|
|Date:||Sun, Jan 02, 2011 - 11:05 PM|
|Written By:||Brian Wallace -|
Intel Core i3 2100, i5 2400, i5 2500K, i7 2600K
On the hot seat today we have four samples of Sandy Bridge for review. Intel was gracious enough to send Legit Reviews these processors so that we could provide a better sampling of their lineup for you. From left to right are the Core i3 2100, Core i5 2400, Core i7 2600K, and Core i5 2500K.
Here we have the Intel Core i3 2100. With a 3MB L3 cache and a 3.1GHz clock speed with no Turbo Boost, performance is modest compared to the other Sandy Bridge CPUs we are testing.
The Intel Core i5 2400 comes into the fray with a 6MB L3 cache and base clock speed of 3.1GHz, with available Turbo Boost up to 3.4GHz. With four active cores in a sustained load you can expect to see 3.2GHz.
The Intel Core i5 2500K is the first of our enthusiast level CPUs. Remember that the "K" in the processor name means that it is a multiplier unlocked processor and perfect for overclocking. With 6MB of L3 cache, a 3.3GHz clock speed, and Turbo Boost up to 3.7GHz it should be a fast CPU right out of the box!
Finally we have the Intel Core i7 2600K, the "full" version of Sandy Bridge with 4 cores and Hyperthreading. Complete with an 8MB L3 cache, a clock speed of 3.4GHz, and a Turbo Boost up to 3.8GHz it will be doing its best to put everything else in our test to shame.
Page 1 - Enter Intel Sandy Bridge Processors
Page 2 - Architecture Improvements, Turbo Boost 2.0, and AVX
Page 3 - The Lineup, Intel Core i3, i5, and i7
Page 4 - Intel Core i3 2100, i5 2400, i5 2500K, i7 2600K
Page 5 - Intel DP67BG Burrage Motherboard and Intel BXXTS100H CPU Cooler
Page 6 - Power Consumption
Page 7 - The K-Series and Overclocking
Page 8 - Sandy Bridge Overclocking: How To
Page 9 - Test Setup
Page 10 - SiSoft Sandra 2011b
Page 11 - wPrime
Page 12 - Microsoft Excel 2010
Page 13 - x264 HD Encoding
Page 14 - Handbrake
Page 15 - Sony Vegas 10
Page 16 - Cinebench 11.5
Page 17 - 7-Zip
Page 18 - iTunes 10
Page 19 - Folding@home
Page 20 - Left 4 Dead 2
Page 21 - Starcraft II
Page 22 - FIFA 2011
Page 23 - Final Thoughts & Conclusion