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Default 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 - HERE

Originally Posted by 2010rig View Post
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 -

Bit-Tech -

EndGadget -

Guru 3D -

Hardware Heaven -

KitGuru -

Legit Reviews -

NeoSeeker -

Overclock 3D -

PC Magazine -,2817,2374890,00.asp

PC Perspective -

The Tech Report -

Tech Spot -

Tech Powerup -

Tom's Hardware -,2833.html

Tweak Town -

Sandy Bridge Compatible Motherboard Reviews:



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!

Sandy Bridge Overview


Originally Posted by 2010rig View Post
Gaming Benchmarks:

Crysis Warhead

Civilization V

Civilization V: No Render

Dawn of War II

Dragon Age: Origins

Fallout 3

Farcry 2

Left 4 Dead

Starcraft 2

World of Warcraft

Idle Power Consumption

Load Power Consumption

Software Related Benchmarks

7Zip Benchmark

7zip Compression

Adobe Photoshop

3DS Max 9

Blender 3D Character Render


Cinebench Multi-Threaded

Excel Math Operations

Excel Monte Carlo Simulation

Par2 MultiThreaded Decompression Test


Sorenson Squeeze

Sysmark 2007

X264 HD Benchmarks - 1st Pass

X264 HD Benchmarks - 2nd Pass

X264 HD 3.03 Benchmark 1st Pass

X264 HD 3.03 Benchmark 2nd Pass

Xmpeg + Divx Encode

Visual Studio: Compile Chromium

Windows Media Encoder

WinRar 3.8 Compression Test

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

... And discuss here as well.

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