Intel Core i5 2500K Linux Performance
Jan 24, 2011, 14:34 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Michael Larabel)
"Earlier this month Intel released their first "Sandy Bridge"
processors to much excitement. However, for Linux users seeking to
utilize the next-generation Intel HD graphics found on these new
CPUs, it meant problems. Up to this point we have largely been
looking at the graphics side of Sandy Bridge, and while we have yet
to publish any results there due to some isolated issues, on the
CPU side its Linux experience and performance has been nothing
short of incredible. Here are the first Linux benchmarks of the
Intel Core i5 2500K processor.
"The Core i5 2500K is one of the Intel Sandy Bridge processors
to launch earlier this month and it's a quad-core part without
Hyper Threading that is clocked at 3.3GHz but has a maximum Turbo
Frequency of 3.7GHz. The Core i5 2500K is equipped with 6MB of
Intel Smart Cache, supports SSE 4.1 / SSE 4.2 and the new AVX
extensions, is manufactured on a 32nm process like the other Sandy
Bridge CPUs, and has a maximum TDP of 95 Watts. Its current retail
price is just above $200 USD.
"As we had not even received this Intel Core i5 CPU until days
after its launch, chances are you are already well familiar with
the Sandy Bridge micro-architecture from the other publications
that received the processors in advance. With that said, in this
article we will thus focus upon our primary interest and that is
the Linux support and performance."