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Intel Core i5 661 Review

ccokeman    -   January 3, 2010
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Testing:

The first part of our testing will be the system specific benchmarks.

 

Let's get started with Apophysis. This program is used primarily to render and generate fractal flame images. We will run this benchmark with the following settings:

  • Resolution: 2750x2048
  • Quality: 500
  • Limit Memory use: 512MB

 

 

The measurement used is time to render, in minutes, to complete.

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

Lower is Better

 

WinRAR is a tool to archive and compress large files to a manageable size. We will use 100MB and 500MB files to test the time needed to compress these files. Time will be measured in seconds. Additionally, I will use the built in benchmark as a comparison.

 

ZIP:

 

Lower is Better

 

RAR:

 

Lower is Better

 

In Apophysis, the i5 661 delivered results close to those of the i7 965, while delivering comparable results in the WinRAR testing.




  1. Introduction & Closer Look
  2. Closer Look (Continued)
  3. Closer Look: New Control Panel
  4. Specifications & Features
  5. Testing: Setup & Overclocking
  6. Testing: Apophysis, WinRAR
  7. Testing: Office 2007, POV Ray, PCMark Vantage
  8. Testing: SiSoft Sandra
  9. Testing: Sciencemark, Cinebench 10, HDTune
  10. Testing: Additional testing
  11. Testing: Far Cry 2
  12. Testing: Crysis Warhead
  13. Testing: Bioshock
  14. Testing: Call of Duty World at War
  15. Testing: Dead Space
  16. Testing: Fallout 3
  17. Testing: Left 4 Dead
  18. Testing: 3DMark06
  19. Testing: 3DMark Vantage
  20. Conclusion
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