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
[I.R.A]_FBi
Melvis said:
Yea that could be it, but the fact is that EVERYTHING here in Australia is more expensive not just computer parts, it goes for food, and house bills, Electricity, land rates, Dentist ($300 a tooth pull) and fuel/Gas etc just every day stuff, you name it, it be more expensive, air flight tickets, i just payed for my GF flight here to Australia it cost me $1400 to pay for her flight, if i was to get the same ticket over here to send me over there it be closer to $3500 :shadedshu

We just live in the most rip off country i can think of lol
Try Jamaica
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Melvis
[I.R.A]_FBi said:
Try Jamaica
More like Afghanistan lol, but there Fuel is ubber cheap.
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MRCL
Don't mention the fuel... I drive 120km per day, meaning every two to three days (depending on my driving style) I gotta refuel. And everytime I refuel, it costs me 60-70 CHF. So with the money I spend on fuel every week I could by an E8400.
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#4
Studabaker
My question is if there will be DDR2 i5 systems, then I could get an i5 with a board and it would be a nice 300-350 dollar upgrade.
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#5
MRCL
Studabaker said:
My question is if there will be DDR2 i5 systems, then I could get an i5 with a board and it would be a nice 300-350 dollar upgrade.
Would be nice if you could reuse your RAM. Then you could spend the money you save on a better board or food.
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#6
ShadowFold
MRCL said:
Would be nice if you could reuse your RAM. Then you could spend the money you save on a better board or food.
Or an AMD platform since they use DDR2 still :p Pretty sure these will be DDR3 exclusive.
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#7
FordGT90Concept
"I go fast!1!11!1!"
Core i5 won't be using DDR2. It has a DDR3 only integrated memory controller.
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#8
Studabaker
FordGT90Concept said:
Core i5 won't be using DDR2. It has a DDR3 only integrated memory controller.
OK, so I guess it'll just have to be a nice 350-400 dollar upgrade :p
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btarunr
Editor & Senior Moderator
Studabaker said:
OK, so I guess it'll just have to be a nice 350-400 dollar upgrade :p
Yeah, but still ~$60 cheaper than a Phenom II X4 955 + 790FX AM3 board + 4 GB dual DDR3, for building from scratch.
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#10
Melvis
MRCL said:
Don't mention the fuel... I drive 120km per day, meaning every two to three days (depending on my driving style) I gotta refuel. And everytime I refuel, it costs me 60-70 CHF. So with the money I spend on fuel every week I could by an E8400.
Thats not to bad, i spend about the same amount per week but only do 80km per day, but i drive a Turbo Supra...........fast lol (75 Litre tank)
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#11
jamesrt2004
enaher said:
nice i wonder if this thing price is right 196$ + 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...
boards wil be $200~ ish roughly same price as p45 + ich10 so meh...
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#12
Studabaker
jamesrt2004 said:
boards wil be $200~ ish roughly same price as p45 + ich10 so meh...
I think we'll see a lot of good P55 boards come out around the $120-150 range.
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#13
sethk
The X58 boards have dipped below $200 for the lower end ones, so other than the premium (competitive LN2 overclocking kind) boards, I expect they will be in the $100-200 range.
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#14
n-ster
sethk said:
The X58 boards have dipped below $200 for the lower end ones, so other than the premium (competitive LN2 overclocking kind) boards, I expect they will be in the $100-200 range.
You can't call an ECS a lower end X58... yet it is 190$ - 20$ mir

I expect the same thing as you ;)
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