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"We thought the Intel Core 2 Extreme QX9650 was an incredible processor back in the days. Well, I am not going to lie; it was an incredible processor for its times. I still have it installed in one of my spare computers here at APH Networks. Time passed by, and when I benchmarked the Intel Core i5-750 against the once king of the hill CPU (Beside the QX9770), I was absolutely blown away how a $200 processor can take on something that costs over $1000 from a couple years ago. Just over a year after the world has seen Intel's incredible portfolio of LGA 1156 and LGA 1366 Core i3, i5, and i7 CPUs, the introduction of Sandy Bridge came sooner than, well, AMD would have wanted. It is simply mind-blowingly fast. At stock speeds. The gains in both synthetics and real life benchmark results posted in this eleven page review should tell the story better than anyone could, other than actually experiencing the power of the second generation Core family CPUs first hand. Not only did our Intel Core i5-2500K deliver impeccable performance across the board for the money you pay for, it is also much more power efficient than comparable processors in the past, and runs much cooler thanks to its die shrink and other miscellaneous improvements. Did I say it goes for just over $200? And that's before you start overclocking it."
"The unlocked Intel Core i5-2500K is set with an MSRP of $216. That's not far off from the AMD Phenom-II X4-975BE, but we have seen that the performance is much better in nearly all of our tests. One exception is the gaming test, but we know that CPU performance doesn't constitute a lot when it comes to gaming. If you are looking for media or arithmetic processing, or compression, though, the Core i5-2500K is a great value."
"Since the introduction of the 486 in 1989, Intel Corporation has accelerated microprocessor development releasing many successful architectures for enterprise and consumer applications. The existing Core i3, i5, and i7 family processors are still excellent performers as CPU’s but the 2nd Gen series’ inclusion of Intel HD Video GPU was a positive move forward. Most consumers could not care about what makes the machine go, all they understand is cost and visible performance. 2nd Gen Intel Core processor family solves the common issue experienced by many unhappy computer users, great CPU speed but sub-par graphics performance. Without discrete graphics options installed alongside many existing processors are bashed because you couldn’t watch that Hulu Plus video in HD. Computer performance is no longer a function of CPU speed alone, graphics performance and high-performance memory (RAM) are just as important. Solid State Drive (SSD) technology is also rapidly penetrating the market. All components combined create the experience for the user. Congratulation Intel for a job well done!"
"All in all Intel has really improved on their 1st generation Core processors in all aspects, pure performance, overclocking ability, thermal characteristics and power consumption. Right now the Core i5-2500K which we reviewed sells at my favorite online retailer for about $225. The older Core i5-661 (3.3Ghz) sells for $209 so the pricing on the new Core i5 is very reasonable. The only downside is that on top of the processor you have to buy a new motherboard as well."
"Still, this is an impressive chip with some monstrous OC potential. It’s also hardly priced badly 6 months after release as you can get one now for around £120. Hardly too shabby."