Intel Core i5 2.66GHz gets benched

Fudzilla: "Guys from forum at Asian hardware site Xfastest managed to get some pictures and do some benchmarks of Intel's upcoming Core i5 2.66GHz processor. The tests were done on Intel's reference motherboard, and it looks like this one will be enough beat AMD's Phenom II X4 955 CPU clocked at 3.2GHz."

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FantasyStar3462d ago (Edited 3462d ago )

The new Core i5 certainly has an initial advantage over the Phenom II X4 940 BE, but Fudzilla is assuming that the pictures is comparing the Core i5 to the Phenom II 955. No where in those pictures do I see benchmarks of the 955, but the 940 BE. Unless China has their own chip-naming scheme, this is simply bollocks.

And to further add insult to injury, the X4 940 BE holds its own against the Core i5 just fine on stock with a 1-3% discrepancy here and there. I don't know what Fudzilla's agenda is, but this article is outright misleading.

steve30x3462d ago

I realy want to know how well the core I5 cpu's and motherboards hold towards my current Q6600 G0 @ 3.5ghz because I want to change my cpu but im torn between waiting for the core i5 and a Phenom II X4 940BE. I have a Phenom II compatible motherboard already but am using an intel motherboard.

Will the core i5 be DDR3 also and will they be crossfire and sli on one motherboard like the core i7? if so and the price is right I will go core i5. If not Ill go with a Phenom II because the core I7 is very expensive.

Kakkoii3462d ago (Edited 3462d ago )

Just go for the i7 920. It's well priced, and can overclock very high on stock air. Performing almost as well as the $1000 965 Extreme.

But I'd also wait for the next generation of GPU's coming out later this year. Because their set to be a much bigger leap in performance than usual, plus DirectX 11. And by then the 920 should be even cheaper.

i7 920:

steve30x3462d ago (Edited 3462d ago )

The core i7 motherboard and cpu prices are too high at the moment. First for a decent X58 motherboard is over 200 euro then the core i7 920 is 269 euro then I will need to buy DDR3 ram so the overall cost is too much. I can stick with my current hardware and buy a new CPU then save myself about 250 euro or more. I am thinking that if the core i5 hardware is still a redicolous price I will just buy an Intel q9650 and oc it to 4ghz.

As for the GPU's I am waiting for the next gen GPU's before buying but if they are a redicolous price Ill just buy an Nvidia GTX295 which whould be a bit lower in price since the new GPU's will be available.

Your link to newegg is no good to me also because they dont deliver to Ireland. I am stuck with EStores that deliver to Ireland.

Kakkoii3462d ago (Edited 3462d ago )

Yeah, I was just using the Newegg link as reference. An x58 LGA1136 motherboard may be a better investment though. But i5 is pretty fine anyways. More than enough power for any games coming in the next few years lol. The GPU is what will matter the most :P.

And yeah, the next gen GPU's "should" be priced the same as when previous generations released. I always hope for a little cheaper though, you never know. With the battle between ATI and Nvidia becoming more tense, we may see lower initial price, and faster price cuts to 1up each other.

Next gen will surely be interesting.

(Lol, can't say "bit" then "cheaper". Word filter sees it as the B word.)