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Old January 3, 2011, 07:55 AM
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Default Intel Sandy Bridge Core i5-2500K & Core i7-2600K Processors Review Comment Thread

With Intel still adhering to their tick / tock release strategy, it was only a matter of time until a new architecture was introduced and it's name is Sandy Bridge. Today marks the launch of no less than eight new desktop processors based on a highly refined 32nm manufacturing process and ranging in price from $120 all the way up to nearly $350. Their goal is to effectively replace a large portion of the Clarkdale and Lynnfield products while offering up stiff competition against AMD's current and upcoming CPUs.

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Old January 3, 2011, 08:02 AM
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Awesome Review SKY!!!

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Old January 3, 2011, 08:07 AM
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Jcmaz, that was MAC who did the review, Sky is our review editor so he reads over/proofs all reviews before they are posted live.
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Great explanations. Thanks :)
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Thanks for teh great review!
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Cinebench page is missing 11.5 chart...the benchmark for 10 is posted twice.
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Awesome review! Honestly these CPUs are performing a lot better than I expected them to! Imagine if they are running at 4.7GHz on air! What a beauty.


PS: How come you guys only posted 1680x1050 res when benching gamess? :(
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nice review.looking good performance wise.


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These processers look great. Thanks for the overclocking explanation.

Also using Deep Fritz as a benchmark was both unexpected and awesome. Now if you only had a Maxwell benchmark..
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I still dont see anything about this (and I'm not even sure who would be responsible); Is some kind of 'optimus' like technology available via Intel/AMD/nVidia to use with these IGP's? Obviously it exists on laptops already...Can/will we be able to do this with desktops for power savings if wanted?
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