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Old 01-03-11, 10:26 AM   #1
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Default -= Official Intel P67 / Sandy Bridge / i3 2100 / i5 2500K / i7 2600K Review Thread =-



Reviews are up today at various sites, please discuss here.
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Old 01-03-11, 10:28 AM   #2
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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 overclock.net - HERE


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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





















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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



Cinebench Multi-Threaded



Excel Math Operations



Excel Monte Carlo Simulation



Par2 MultiThreaded Decompression Test



POV-RAY



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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Old 01-03-11, 10:51 AM   #3
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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.
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Old 01-03-11, 10:53 AM   #4
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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.
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Old 01-03-11, 11:55 AM   #5
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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!
What's the point of a new generation release if it only matches the speed of last years offering?!
2600k> every chip currently on the market for only $300.....
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Old 01-03-11, 12:39 PM   #6
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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.
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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!
What's the point of a new generation release if it only matches the speed of last years offering?!
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.
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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?
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damn lol. my P4 needs upgrading and that 2500k looks perfect
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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?

EDIT: I went for a leak before posting. slaWter is too fast
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I might upgrade to Sandy and pass my system to my girl.
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