Testing and Results

Test Rig

  • CPU: Intel Core i5 2500K
  • Motherboard: Asus P8P67-LE
  • GPU: GeForce GTX 560 Ti 1GB Graphics Card
  • Memory: 4GB PC3-10666 DDR3
  • Storage: 1000GB SATA 7200rpm
  • PSU: 500watt Xigmatek PSU
  • OS: Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit OEM

Methodology

To test CPUs, we put them through several synthetic benchmarks and a few games to see how they perform. Each test is run 3 times with an average score taken in order to avoid any fluke results. The benchmarks run are:

Cinebench
WPrime
3Dmark 11
CustomPC Test Suite
Crysis Warhead
STALKER Clear Sky

For comparison purposes, we used our in-house test system which has the following hardware setup:

  • CPU: Intel Core i5 760
  • Motherboard: Asus P7P55D-E
  • GPU: GeForce GTX 560 Ti 1GB Graphics Card
  • Memory: 4GB Corsair Dominator 1600MHZ
  • Storage: Samsung 5000GB Barracuda 7200
  • PSU: Corsair TX 650w
  • OS: Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 

Cinebench

Cinebench is a real world benchmarking tool that’s based on the Cinema4d engine that’s utilised for 3D content generation. It can be used to compare CPU and GPU performance by rendering a scene of shiny balls and similar objects utilising many modern computing standards.

[easychart type=”horizbar” title=”Cinebench ” groupnames=”i5 2500k, i5 760″ valuenames=”CPU Score” group1values=”5.23″ group2values=”3.87″ ]

 

WPrime

Wprime is a solid multithreaded benchmarking tool used comparing CPU performance by calculating square routes using a “recursive call of Newton’s methond for estimation functions.” Exactly. What he said.

[easychart type=”horizbar” title=”Wprime” groupnames=”i5 2500k, i5 760″ valuenames=”Time (s)” group1values=”11.419″ group2values=”12.675″ ]

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