Same 32nm goodness, more efficient Microarchitecture
This is where things get really interesting. What I am comparing the new Sandy Bridge processors with are listed in the table below.
The only comparable AMD processor we had on hand within similar price range and performance was the Phenom II X6 1075T, which isn’t great in games, but in pure computing horsepower it’s a beast at that price point.
The Core i7-2600K bests the Core i7-965EE in every benchmark, showing how far technology has come indeed, that such high-end performance is now available to the masses at a respectable price point.
Apart from 7-zip and X264, the Core 5-2500K outperforms its closest rivals, the i7-860 and X6 1075T by a healthy margin.