The little Sandy Bridge-based processor steals the show in single-threaded iTunes and Lame. This is, of course, a result of great per-clock performance from the Intel chip and two benchmarks that simply do not take advantage of multi-core processors.
Meanwhile, the quad-core Phenom II scores easy victories in the well-threaded HandBrake and MainConcept tests, which benefit more from four physical cores than a pair of Hyper-Threaded cores.
- Entry-Level Sandy Bridge
- CPU And Cooler
- Motherboard And Memory
- Graphics Card And Hard Drive
- Case, Power Supply, And Optical Drive
- Assembly And Overclocking
- Test System Configuration And Benchmarks
- Benchmark Results: Crysis And Just Cause 2
- Benchmark Results: F1 2010 And Metro 2033
- Benchmark Results: Audio And Video
- Benchmark Results: Productivity
- Benchmark Results: Synthetics
- Power Consumption And Temperatures
- Performance Summary, Efficiency, And Conclusion