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Benchmark Results: Sandra 2011

System Builder Marathon, March 2011: $2000 Performance PC

Sandra’s CPU tests are a great way to determine whether C-States are truly detrimental to CPU performance, since we're talking about very specific and targeted measurements.

As expected, C-States had no noticeable affect on Sandra’s CPU tests, and the new build’s LGA 1155-based CPU handily beats its LGA 1366 predecessor.

Improved overclocking capability adds to the Core i7-2600K’s lead, destroying the previously-adequate scores of its Core i7-950 rival.

Our new build loses in Sandra's memory bandwidth measurement, but remember that the former system employed a triple-channel configuration. We’re extremely happy with dual-channel bandwidth approaching that of the former-system’s 50% wider interface.

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