Phoronix: Intel Core i5 750, Core i7 870 Linux Benchmarks
Now that we have provided a brief overview of the Intel P55 and how it functions under Linux, our larger area of concentration is looking at the Linux performance of the P55 with the new Core i5 750 and Core i7 870 processors. We have a number of benchmarks in this article along with more information on these Lynnfield processors.
What sense in comparing Intel quad core CPU to AMD tri core CPU?
You should at least include Intel Core 2 Quad CPU (to compare architecture improovements) and AMD Phenom II X4 (to compare new Intel CPUs to REAL competiotion, not to some weaker and cheaper tripple core Phenom II X3).
These whole benchmarks just compare Intel i5 to Intel i7 CPUs performance and nothimg more ... really disapoining.
The benchmarks are interesting, where is the pts code to compare against? Also adding Phenom II X965, Intel Q9550, would be interesting, as they are from the same price range, i7 860 instead of 870 would be more logical too, as 870 is much more expensive than i7 920/860.
I think the only thing these benchmarks show is that Stream is the only software that accurately represents the performance of these processors over the AMD. I don't dislike AMD but I find it highly unlikely that it out performs ANY i7 processor on the market. If that is the case then Phoronix is the only review site I've ever seen that has come to this conclusion.