tweaktown.com: Back in the days of the Conroe CPUs, I compared Intel to a charging rhino. They are a big company that has a lot of weight and momentum behind them. Often there are times it can be hard for them to change direction, but once they are on a course they can build up quite the momentum. If you have ever seen a rhino charge and hit something squarely (even on TV), you will also know they can have quite an impact. Ever since the launch of Conroe Intel has been building up momentum behind their CPU designs and just like that rhino they have hit the market with quite an impact.
hardwareoverclock.com: Hardwareoverclock.com has just posted another processor review. Last week we have taken a look at the Intel Core i7 2600K. The most important themes are the performance and overclocking features.
hardwaresecrets.com: Intel launched this month their new CPUs based on the &quot;Sandy Bridge&quot; architecture. Let's check the performance of the new Core i7-2600K (3.4 GHz) and compare it to the CPU it came to replace, the Core i7-875K (2.93 GHz), and to the most expensive CPU from AMD, the Phenom II X6 1100T (3.3 GHz).
techgage.com: The long-awaited launch of Intel's Sandy Bridge is here, and we have all of the details of what to expect, what you need to &quot;upgrade&quot;, what models will be available at launch, and of course, their prices. We're taking a look at two of the higest-end offerings, the Core i5-2500K and i7-2600K - both quad-cores and both fully unlocked.
hardwareheaven.com: On our test bench today we have an evolution of the Core architecture in the form of Intel?s ?Sandy Bridge? components. These Include the P67 and H67 chipsets and two CPUs, one from the i5 range and the other from the i7.
tbreak.com: Tock- that?s where Intel is with the launch of their second generation Core CPU aka Sandy Bridge. For those who are unaware, Intel?s been following their Tick Tock model for the past few years where TOCK introduces a new generation of CPUs while TICK refines those CPUs by cutting down on the manufacturing process which happened last year when Intel switched to 32nm technology. Now, unlike the previous generation of Core CPUs where we saw the highest-end Core i7 Extreme Edition released first, Intel has chosen to release the mainstream CPUs this time around.
hothardware.com: Today?s pre-launch of Intel?s Sandy Bridge-based processors should come as no surprise to anyone who even remotely follows the PC tech scene. We, along with Intel and numerous other companies and media outlets, have been slowly leaking Sandy Bridge and Sandy Bridge-related details for many months now. Heck, we?ve even showed off a number of Sandy Bridge compatible motherboards in the past, posted pics of actual processors, and discussed many of the microarchitecture?s features already.
benchmarkreviews.com: Intel's processor development follows a regular &quot;tick-tock&quot; cycle. The &quot;tick&quot; is the refinement of an existing architecture; the &quot;tock&quot; is a new architecture. Proceeding at a roughly yearly pace, the &quot;tick-tock&quot; model brought us the 45nm Nehalem architecture processors (the original Core-i3, -i5, and -i7 CPUs) as a &quot;tock&quot;, and the subsequent 32nm Westmere processors as the &quot;tick&quot; part of the cycle. Now, Intel introduces their new Sandy Bridge architecture as the latest &quot;tock&quot;, and Benchmark Reviews checks out the new Sandy Bridge-based Core i7-2600K.
legitreviews.com: It seems just like yesterday that Intel launched the Core 2 Duo series of CPU's and re-established itself as the king of the hill for x86 CPU's. As hard as it may be to believe that was four and a half years ago. Intel has just released their 2nd generation Intel Core Processor family and you might be shocked to see just how well these 'mainstream' processors tear up many of the processors on the market today. You also need to look at how well they overclock!
overclock3d.net: Finally we have the latest range of Intel CPUs available to us. Do they keep up the performance levels of previous generations?
hardocp.com: We are lagging a little bit behind the official media embargo date for Intel's new Sandy Bridge processors and honestly, all of the information shown below on this page has been released or leaked previously by Intel, so there should be no real surprises here.
mbreview.com: If boards are offered at the right price, I can see users of older Core 2 processors having plenty of reasons to upgrade to Sandy Bridge. Intel has suggested MSRP's of $107 for the DH67BL and $184 for the DP67BG. At these competitive prices, we're likely to see some excellent boards in the sub $200 range, and likely a few solid solutions around the $150-$160 mark. If this is the case, we'll have more reason to consider suggesting upgrades to Sandy Bridge, but only for older products in need of it, i.e.
hardwaresecrets.com: Core 2 is the new desktop CPU family from Intel, based on the new Core microarchitecture. For desktops Core 2 comes in two flavors: Core 2 Duo, which replaces Pentium D, and Core 2 Extreme, which replaces Pentium Extreme Edition. Core 2 desktop version was formerly known as Conroe and in this review we will check the performance of two models, Core 2 Duo E6700, which runs at 2.66 GHz, and Core 2 Extreme X6800, which runs at 2.93 GHz. We will compare them to the most high-end CPUs from AMD to date, including Athlon 64 X2 5000+ and Athlon 64 FX-62.
driverheaven.net: Intel have handled this product launch differently because as well as the usual splattering of marketing mumbo jumbo there has been an uncharacteristic level of access to an unreleased product. The first major example of this was back in May when we were invited to Intel Headquarters in Germany and were able to get hands on with a pre configured Core 2 system, a full two months before retail availability. Initial impressions were very positive however there is only so much faith you can have in pre-configured systems with limited testing, many sites published &#65533;their&#65533; results which basically were nothing more than glorified Intel PDF&#65533;s, we choose to wait until we could build our own systems and do our own indepth testing. Over a month before Core 2 reviews could be published we were sent a final review kit by Intel.
motherboards.org: Wow, not only did Intel make a comeback they have done it in a much cooler fashion, as the new X6800 and E6700 CPUs are not only fast and furious, they run at a much lower temperature threshold than the previous generation Pressler CPUs. This will be a huge relief to those in the Intel camp, and everyone from the hard-core enthusiast to the system integrator will be pleased with this aspect of the new Core 2 and Duo family of CPUs. Intel may once again gain back the desktop market they have been slowly losing to AMD and this should be a huge relief to the folks in Santa Clara.
lostcircuits.com: After years of senseless netbursting against a frequency wall, Intel is finally going back to real processing with their latest creation dubbed Core 2 architecture. Based on the original design of the Pentium3 with the additional features of dynamic wide execution and a cache that is truly shared between cores, the new processor family has at least on paper what it takes to overcome some of the legacies of the PSB interface. Intelligent prefetching of data further masks some of the memory access latencies and smart power management does the rest to indicate a 180 degree turnaround from the klutzy P4 architecture we had to endure for half a decade. By the end of the day (or this review), we have some real CPU power measurements that put the Conroe a.k.a.
hothardware.com: We?ve just posted an article at HotHardware.Com where we detail the architectural features and performance of Intel?s brand-new Core 2 line of processors, formerly known as ?Conroe?. We ran the 2.66GHz Core 2 Duo E6700 and a 2.93GHz Core 2 Extreme X6800 through a battery of tests, and also tested the X6800 on three different chipsets in an attempt to show not only the performance of the processors, but the various platforms as a whole.
neoseeker.com: The Conroe's new architecture certainly did what it was supposed to - deliver excellent performance, at reasonable power consumption levels. In a nutshell, the Core 2 Duo E6700 performs on par, or outperforms every other contender we tested in every test except for the memory benchmarks. It does this with the same, or lower power consumption than every other contender. The E6700 isn't even the top end E6800 Extreme part, and it's taking on and beating the FX-62 in all gaming and multimedia tests by at least a 13% margin and often as high as 20-30%.