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INTEL CORE i5 2500K CPU

"We are testing Intel Core i5 2500K processor against AMD Phenom II X4 970 processor. Intel Core i5 2500K is clocked at 3300Mhz and AMD Phenom II X4 970 is clocked at 3500Mhz. We will be using Benchmarks for testing Intel Core i5 2500K and AMD Phenom II X4 970 which are:- Divx, Povray, Sysmark 2007, Windows Media Encoder, Dragon Age Origins and World of Warcraft. Intel Core i5 2500K has 6% lower clock speed than AMD Phenom II X4 970 and both have 6MB L3 Cache. Intel Core i5 2500K also has Intel Turbo Boost Technology for an extra advantage to make up for the 6% lower clock speed disadvantage."

INTEL CORE i5 2500K


SYSTEM INFORMATION
PROCESSOR INTEL CORE i5 2500K
AMD PHENOM II X4 970
MOTHERBOARD MSI H67MA E35 B3
FOXCONN A76ML K3.0
VIDEO CARD SAPPHIRE RADEON HD 6850
AMD DRIVER CATALYST v11.11 WHQL
MEMORY PATRIOT 4GB PC3 12800 DDR3
OPERATING SYSTEM WINDOWS 7

DRAGON AGE ORIGINS

NORMAL QUALITY

INTEL CORE i5 2500K160
AMD PHENOM II X4 970113

INTEL CORE i5 2500K AMD PHENOM II X4 970

COMMENT - "Intel Core i5 2500K is 30% faster than AMD Phenom II X4 970 with Dragon Age Origins using Normal Quality."


WORLD OF WARCRAFT

NORMAL QUALITY

INTEL CORE i5 2500K120
AMD PHENOM II X4 97080

INTEL CORE i5 2500K AMD PHENOM II X4 970

COMMENT - "Intel Core i5 2500K is 34% faster than AMD Phenom II X4 970 with World of Warcraft using Normal Quality."


FINAL RESULT

COMMENT - "Intel Core i5 2500K delivered some great performances against AMD Phenom II X4 970. Using general pc use Intel Core i5 2500K was 20% faster than AMD Phenom II X4 970. Using games Intel Core i5 2500K was 32% faster than AMD Phenom II X4 970 for an amazing result. However all this great performance has a disadvantage which is the price which makes Intel Core i5 2500K 24% more expensive than AMD Phenom II X4 970. If you ask us the increase of 32% with games and 20% with general use more than makes up for a price increase. Let's not forget that Intel Core i5 2500K runs cool and is very power efficent which is why we have given Intel Core i5 2500K full marks. If it's technology you want then Intel Core i5 2500K has it by the bucket load such as Intel Turbo Boost Technology, Intel Smart Cache, 32nm Process and Intel Virtualization Technology etc etc. Intel Core i5 2500K is the most powerful and advanced CPU we have ever reviewed."

INTEL CORE i5 2500K SCORES 10/10!

AMD PHENOM II X4 970 SCORES 8/10!

INTEL CORE i5 2500K CPU REVIEW

PAGE 1 - INTEL CORE i5 2500K AND AMD PHENOM II X4 970
PAGE 2 - DIVX, POVRAY AND POWER REQUIREMENT
PAGE 3 - SYSMARK 2007 AND WINDOWS MEDIA ENCODER
PAGE 4 - DRAGON AGE ORIGINS, WARCRAFT AND FINAL RESULT

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