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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
/proc/cpuinfo output for one Intel Core i7-2600K core.