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ragejg 01-03-11 10:26 AM

-= Official Intel P67 / Sandy Bridge / i3 2100 / i5 2500K / i7 2600K Review Thread =-
 
http://cdn.venturebeat.com/wp-conten...0/09/sandy.jpg


Reviews are up today at various sites, please discuss here. :)

ragejg 01-03-11 10:28 AM

Re: -= Official Intel P67 / Sandy Bridge / i3 2100 / i5 2500K / i7 2600K Review Threa
 
Possibly the most comprehensive post on the net about today's release of reviews:


From 2010rig at overclock.net - HERE


Quote:

Originally Posted by 2010rig (Post 11870571)
All Sandy Bridge reviews will be posted here, and I will continue to Update the main posted more reviews become available.

In The 2nd Post you can find Sandy Bridge Benchmarks.

Sandy Bridge Reviews

AnandTech - http://www.anandtech.com/show/4083/t...i3-2100-tested

Bit-Tech - http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/cpu...ridge-review/1

EndGadget - http://www.engadget.com/2011/01/03/i...nced-includes/

Guru 3D - http://www.guru3d.com/article/core-i...-2600k-review/

Hardware Heaven - http://www.hardwareheaven.com/review...roduction.html

KitGuru - http://www.kitguru.net/components/cp...-2500k-review/

Legit Reviews - http://www.legitreviews.com/article/1501/1/

NeoSeeker - http://www.neoseeker.com/Articles/Ha...600K_i5_2500K/

Overclock 3D - http://www.overclock3d.net/reviews/c...ridge_review/1

PC Magazine - http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2374890,00.asp

PC Perspective - http://www.pcper.com/article.php?aid=1057

The Tech Report - http://techreport.com/articles.x/20188

Tech Spot - http://www.techspot.com/review/353-i...-corei7-2600k/

Tech Powerup - http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/I..._i5_2500K_GPU/

Tom's Hardware - http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/...500k,2833.html

Tweak Town - http://www.tweaktown.com/reviews/375...pus/index.html

Sandy Bridge Compatible Motherboard Reviews:

Overclock3D

http://www.overclock3d.net/reviews/c...treme_review/1

BenchmarkReviews

Intel DH67BL H67-Express Motherboard

ASUS P8P67 LGA-1155 Motherboard

Intel DP67BG P67-Express Motherboard

ASUS P8P67 EVO Sandy Bridge Motherboard

Tech Reaction

Asus Maximus IV Extreme & I2600K Overclocking

Sandy Bridge Thoughts & Advice

1st Time Builders

If you are putting a Gaming rig together, then my advice is to go with the 2500K, since Hyper Threading does not enhance or affect gaming performance, save the extra $100 over the 2600k.

If you do video editing, encoding, rendering, and use programs that do take advantage of Hyper Threading, then the 2600K is an excellent choice and performer.

At this point, I cannot recommend anyone putting a new rig together to go with the x58 platform, since Sandy Bridge processors are great performers, they use less power, and the K processors overclock higher on air.

Existing X58 Users

If you're an existing X58 user, you still have an excellent setup, Sandy Bridge matches, and often exceeds the current performance, but the increase is minimal in the grander scheme of things, and it's not worth the upgrade hassle. You are much better off waiting for Ivy Bridge since 6 - 8 Core processors will be available, and THIS is where we will experience noticeable gains.

LGA 1155 will support Quad Core Ivy Bridge processors, it MAY support a single 6 Core with HT disabled, however, the much improved 6 - 8 core processors will only be available on the Enthusiast socket LGA 1365.

Who Should Upgrade to Sandy Bridge?

If the thought of having a processor @ 4.5 GHZ - 5 GHZ on air appeals to you, and you're coming from Socket 775, AM2/AM3 rigs, I can confidently say that you will gain the most from your upgrade to Sandy Bridge compared to 1366 and some 1156 users would. Especially if you can sell your hardware and get a reasonable price for it, your upgrade path will be worthwhile.

If You Are Upgrading to Sandy Bridge Be Sure to Post Your Benchmarks and Results Here! ;)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=achL4hIAvpo

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PSET4P6EZ30

Sandy Bridge Overview

http://img600.imageshack.us/img600/4...bridgelead.jpg

http://img227.imageshack.us/img227/2861/sandy3e.gif

http://img545.imageshack.us/img545/6664/launcsm.jpg

http://img8.imageshack.us/img8/6463/archaw.jpg

http://img407.imageshack.us/img407/731/chipsets.jpg

http://img829.imageshack.us/img829/8359/diesm.jpg

http://img205.imageshack.us/img205/8...asamplersm.jpg

http://img31.imageshack.us/img31/3455/partitionsm.jpg

http://img52.imageshack.us/img52/656...odecode1sm.jpg

http://img64.imageshack.us/img64/1733/videodecodesm.jpg



and...



Quote:

Originally Posted by 2010rig (Post 11870575)
Gaming Benchmarks:

Crysis Warhead

http://img190.imageshack.us/img190/1354/crysisnx.png

Civilization V

http://img194.imageshack.us/img194/7518/civ5.png

Civilization V: No Render

http://img233.imageshack.us/img233/368/civ52.png

Dawn of War II

http://img214.imageshack.us/img214/8994/dawnofwar2.png

Dragon Age: Origins

http://img59.imageshack.us/img59/8854/dragonage.png

Fallout 3

http://img26.imageshack.us/img26/2675/35038.png

Farcry 2

http://img218.imageshack.us/img218/5318/35040.png

Left 4 Dead

http://img709.imageshack.us/img709/9304/35039.png

Starcraft 2

http://img153.imageshack.us/img153/7479/st2g.png

World of Warcraft

http://img824.imageshack.us/img824/449/wowjm.png

Idle Power Consumption

http://img205.imageshack.us/img205/1039/idlepower.png

Load Power Consumption

http://img820.imageshack.us/img820/1179/loadpower.png

Software Related Benchmarks

7Zip Benchmark

http://img692.imageshack.us/img692/6244/35044.png

7zip Compression

http://img227.imageshack.us/img227/6565/35045.png

Adobe Photoshop

http://img413.imageshack.us/img413/6762/35024.png

3DS Max 9

http://img35.imageshack.us/img35/5230/35029.png

Blender 3D Character Render

http://img802.imageshack.us/img802/7458/35034.png

Cinebench

http://img814.imageshack.us/img814/3961/35030.png

Cinebench Multi-Threaded

http://img833.imageshack.us/img833/9307/35031.png

Excel Math Operations

http://img190.imageshack.us/img190/9451/35046.png

Excel Monte Carlo Simulation

http://img191.imageshack.us/img191/3774/35035.png

Par2 MultiThreaded Decompression Test

http://img534.imageshack.us/img534/2231/35033.png

POV-RAY

http://img838.imageshack.us/img838/7540/35032.png

Sorenson Squeeze

http://img831.imageshack.us/img831/2497/35036.png

Sysmark 2007

http://img26.imageshack.us/img26/5874/35023.png

X264 HD Benchmarks - 1st Pass

http://img266.imageshack.us/img266/5294/35026.png

X264 HD Benchmarks - 2nd Pass

http://img823.imageshack.us/img823/2222/35027.png

X264 HD 3.03 Benchmark 1st Pass

http://img703.imageshack.us/img703/4250/35042.png

X264 HD 3.03 Benchmark 2nd Pass

http://img547.imageshack.us/img547/9403/35043.png

Xmpeg + Divx Encode

http://img137.imageshack.us/img137/7311/35025.png

Visual Studio: Compile Chromium

http://img408.imageshack.us/img408/1751/35056.png

Windows Media Encoder

http://img839.imageshack.us/img839/6098/35028.png

WinRar 3.8 Compression Test

http://img33.imageshack.us/img33/5907/35037.png



Please visit the thread over there to at least pay respect to the OP for his work on this...

... And discuss here as well. :)

newparad1gm 01-03-11 10:51 AM

Re: -= Official Intel P67 / Sandy Bridge / i3 2100 / i5 2500K / i7 2600K Review Threa
 
The 2600K looks like an excellent pickup for anybody who skipped this generation and still have a Core 2 Duo or Quad. As for me, I'll probably wait until Sandy Bridge E to come out before jumping on anything. Would like for Intel to reveal more details on that now that the mainstream Sandy Bridge is out.

Maverick123w 01-03-11 10:53 AM

Re: -= Official Intel P67 / Sandy Bridge / i3 2100 / i5 2500K / i7 2600K Review Threa
 
I told myself I was going to wait and see what bulldozer was going to offer but I don't think I'm going to be able to resist 4.5-5ghz on air cooling......

A 5ghz chip would really unleash these video cards.

Maverick123w 01-03-11 11:55 AM

Re: -= Official Intel P67 / Sandy Bridge / i3 2100 / i5 2500K / i7 2600K Review Threa
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by slaWter (Post 2372343)
Ok Intel, now with the budget crap out of the way, bring on Sandy Bridge E! And please never release a new generation without the Highend parts! :thumbdwn:
What's the point of a new generation release if it only matches the speed of last years offering?! :o

2600k> every chip currently on the market for only $300.....

Bman212121 01-03-11 12:39 PM

Re: -= Official Intel P67 / Sandy Bridge / i3 2100 / i5 2500K / i7 2600K Review Threa
 
Anyone with a Q6600 might take note of the 2x improvement in many of the benchmarks. Then pair that with easy 1GHz OCs while still being able to use all of the power management features and it makes for a real nice setup.

Technically you could have gotten an I7 920 a long time ago for a similar price to the 2600K, but the costs of the boards and memory is what made it expensive. You can probably do a Sandy Bridge upgrade for about $500.

I think the other big seller is getting sata 6gbps and USB 3.0 onboard.

lee63 01-03-11 12:46 PM

Re: -= Official Intel P67 / Sandy Bridge / i3 2100 / i5 2500K / i7 2600K Review Threa
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by slaWter (Post 2372343)
Ok Intel, now with the budget crap out of the way, bring on Sandy Bridge E! And please never release a new generation without the Highend parts! :thumbdwn:
What's the point of a new generation release if it only matches the speed of last years offering?! :o

Yeah this has to be one of the dumbest new generation releases if you ask me, it does give me time to check out Bulldozer though.

Other than that I'm good for now.

Bearclaw 01-03-11 01:20 PM

Re: -= Official Intel P67 / Sandy Bridge / i3 2100 / i5 2500K / i7 2600K Review Threa
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by slaWter (Post 2372389)
USB 3.0 is not native though. Two native SATA 3.0 ports are great for sure.



Indeed. Intel left the door wide open for AMD but it's still going to be a tough fight.
Bulldozer is not going to happen for me. I simply want Intel chipsets.

What if AMD had the far superior product? Would you still get Intel?

knghtwhosaysni 01-03-11 01:42 PM

Re: -= Official Intel P67 / Sandy Bridge / i3 2100 / i5 2500K / i7 2600K Review Threa
 
damn lol. my P4 needs upgrading and that 2500k looks perfect

lduguay 01-03-11 01:48 PM

Re: -= Official Intel P67 / Sandy Bridge / i3 2100 / i5 2500K / i7 2600K Review Threa
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Bearclaw (Post 2372395)
What if AMD had the far superior product? Would you still get Intel?

;) Hell yeah, slaWter is a MacIntel guy. Have you seen anything interesting from AMD in your Crystal BearBalls? :p

EDIT: I went for a leak before posting. slaWter is too fast

|MaguS| 01-03-11 02:08 PM

Re: -= Official Intel P67 / Sandy Bridge / i3 2100 / i5 2500K / i7 2600K Review Threa
 
I might upgrade to Sandy and pass my system to my girl.

Bman212121 01-03-11 02:16 PM

Re: -= Official Intel P67 / Sandy Bridge / i3 2100 / i5 2500K / i7 2600K Review Threa
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by |MaguS| (Post 2372420)
I might upgrade to Sandy and pass my girl to my system.

:bleh:


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