Monday, May 25th 2009

Intel Core i5 Lynnfield 2.66 GHz Tested

Intel's quad-core Core i5 2.66 GHz processor based on the Lynnfield core, was tested on an Intel reference-design P55 motherboard (DIBX_CRB) by forum members of XFastest. The processor accompanies 2.80 GHz and 2.93 GHz variants higher up in the series, and is expected to be priced at US $196.

The test bed was put through 3DMark Vantage (Performance and eXtreme settings), Cinebench R10, Queen, Photoworxx and AES tests of Everest. The GPU is of little relevance, as the CPU test 1 is what is to be looked at. At Queen, the setup with 4 cores and HyperThreading enabled, edged a dual-Xeon L5320 (8 cores) setup. It proved to be roughly 25% faster than Core 2 Extreme QX9650 at Photoworxx, and scored marginally higher than it AES. More pictures of the motherboard at the source.

Source: XFastest
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64 Comments on Intel Core i5 Lynnfield 2.66 GHz Tested

#1
ShadowFold
Pshh 2.66ghz, I bet I could hit 4ghz with an ASUS board. I'm getting the urge to build an i5 crunching rig again :p
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#2
btarunr
Editor & Senior Moderator
Hello my next CPU.
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#3
1Kurgan1
The Knife in your Back
Looks to be a nice proc, too bad more tests aren't shown.

by: ShadowFold
I'm getting the urge to build an i5 crunching rig again :p
You already had one? :eek:
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#4
FordGT90Concept
"I go fast!1!11!1!"
So, QPI links, tri-channel memory, and Turbo mode make the difference but the question is by how much (compared to the Core i7 920)?
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#5
Assassin48
by: 1Kurgan1
Looks to be a nice proc, too bad more tests aren't shown.



You already had one? :eek:
i think the urge to build an i7 pc
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#6
Hayder_Master
they use 3d mark vantage , which is graphic card use , i mean this score with physics score
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#7
MRCL
Nice price tag. Not so overwhelmingly high like i7 here...
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#8
n-ster
well... when you can get i7s at 215$ tax included sometimes at Microcenter, you wonder if the mobos are a hell lot cheaper or not for the i5 xD
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#9
Psychoholic
Looks like they have it disabled, it would be more than 13K CPU if they were using physx.

by: hayder.master
they use 3d mark vantage , which is graphic card use , i mean this score with physics score
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#10
The Nemesis
Hmmm. I purchased an i7 920 D0 for $199.99 that benches @ 4.5GHz on air with 1.4v 1.31 vtt. I use the exact same settings to bench 4.7GHz with higher end cooling. Unless P55 boards are in the sub $100 range I don't see where this chip is gonna make any impact. I'm sure it will overclock like the i7 920 but if you run the same everest benchmark with 45nm Yorkfield you'll see that it competes with it depending on the overall cpu overclock. Nice chip just not sure if there's much of a market for a new intel platform that's not cheaper or out performing whats currently available.
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#11
Mussels
Moderprator
interesting.

8 threads on i5... i smell tasty.
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#12
MRCL
by: n-ster
well... when you can get i7s at 215$ tax included sometimes at Microcenter, you wonder if the mobos are a hell lot cheaper or not for the i5 xD
Cheapest i7 here: 330 bucks. Go Switzerland -_-
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#14
1Kurgan1
The Knife in your Back
by: Assassin48
i think the urge to build an i7 pc
I think he actually meant to build a crunching rig again. I knew what he meant, but it just sounded funny.
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#15

Phenom II X4 955 Killer?

How does this new Intel offering compare to the Phenom II X4 955? I found a site that had the Phenom doing Pi in 21sec. Vantage CPU score of 11000

Is this CPU comparable/better than AMD for less $?

Given Intel's rep for overclocking, is this going to be a budget screamer?

:banghead: I'll stick with AMD,I'll stick with AMD,I'll stick with AMD,
#16
enaher
nice i wonder if this thing price is right 196$ + lets say an asus Mobo for 150$ y its actually a better buy than phenom II, unless it sucks at gaming or its overpriced it should give amd a hard time...
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#17
MRCL
by: Mussels
australia wins again
How about boards? A decent board is like 400 bucks here. So an i7 upgrade would cost me roughly 800-900 bucks. THeres an interesting deal for a Gygabyte UD5 board, some decent RAM, a 920 and a Noctua cooler. For a thousand bucks. Like I am going to pay that.
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#18
smartali89
Performances faster then Core2Extreme, and prices at about $200. Its a for sure buy for any mid-range enthusiast..
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#20
adrianx
mobo look like cheap one :) with standard capacitors.. :)

very low cost :)
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#21
alexp999
Staff
by: Mussels
australia wins again
Thats cus Australia is closer to China/malaysia/etc than europe and the US, so there are lower shipping costs. :cool:
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#22
Mussels
Moderprator
by: alexp999
Thats cus Australia is closer to China/malaysia/etc than europe and the US, so there are lower shipping costs. :cool:
so why do they cost more? i meant win in a sarcastic way
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#23
n-ster
same reason why Honda Civics from Ontario cost 5k$ more in Montreal then anywhere else in US even after the exchange rate?
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#25
laszlo
by: adrianx
mobo look like cheap one :) with standard capacitors.. :)

very low cost :)
not all capacitors are electrolytic if you look better;the power capacitors are solid and the rest aren't stressed so much ;even good electrolytic capacitor boards survive till upgrade...
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