Intel Core i7-2600K (and friends) Sandy Bridge Processor Review
Futuremark's newest benchmark suite, PCMark Vantage, was
released earlier this year we published an initial article on the
new software that looked at some CPU performance as well as
providing overviews for
all the individual testing suites it uses and what kind of applications
they emulate. The new Vantage software takes a much more real-world
user-scenario approach to testing that previous PCMark software and as
such deserves more time our benchmark analysis.
If you haven't yet done so, I would HIGHLY recommend you
head over to my previous article that has a lot of detail on what
these PCMark Vantage tests actually
do. That will give you a better understanding of the results to aid in
your potential purchasing decision.
PCMark Vantage shows the performance of the Sandy Bridge processors in a slightly different light with more modest results. Again though, the only dominant competition is the Core i7-980X.