Intel Core i7 2600K and Core i5 2500K Reviewccokeman - January 2, 2011
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SiSoft Sandra is a diagnostic utility and synthetic benchmarking program. Sandra allows you to view your hardware at a higher level to be more helpful. For this benchmark, I will be running a broad spectrum of tests to gauge the performance of key functions of the CPUs.
Cache and Memory
Power Management Efficiency
The 2600K starts out strong in the Processor Arithmetic testing, falling only to the 980X six-core processor from Intel. The Multicore Efficiency seems low by comparison to the other Intel processors. The Memory Bandwidth tests show the 2600K and 2500K delivering better bandwidth than their predecessors, the 875 and 750. In the Cache & Memory test, the second generation Intel processors score very well in the testing. All in all, the new processors from Intel seem to perform well in this test.