Our test bench is running a Sandy Bridge i5 2500k CPU at stock 3.3GHz with a fresh install of Windows 7 Professional SP1 running the latest Windows Updates and drivers. Due to a problem with our nVidia GTX 570 I had to break out an old GTX 275 running the latest nVidia 275.33 drivers.
The ASUS P8P67 motherboard has the latest 1608 bios, up to date peripheral drivers, and it was configured with turbo boost disabled and manually fixed memory speeds for each test. There is a single SATA II WD 7200 RPM 500 GB drive, LG ODD, and OCZ 700 watt PSU and the stock Intel cooler.
Intel Sandy Bridge Test Bench
|Processor||Intel Core i5 2500K||Live Pricing|
|Motherboard||Asus P8P67 B3 Rev 3||Live Pricing|
|Memory||Corsair Dominator 4GB 1600MHz||Live Pricing|
|Hard Drive||WD Caviar Black 500 GB||Live Pricing|
|Video Card||Nvidia GTX 275|
|CPU cooler||Intel Stock|
|Chassis||None – Custom Open Bench|
|Power Supply||OCZ ModXStream Pro 700W||Live Pricing|
|Monitor||Dell Ultra Sharp U2410 24″ LCD||Live Pricing|