The next generation in Intel Core architecture is finally upon us in the form of the Sandy Bridge platform, leveraging the new LGA 1155 motherboard socket and Intel P67 and H67 chipsets. The new lineup of Intel Core i5 and i7 CPUs based on the Sandy Bridge architecture promise even better performance than Intel's current Nethalem CPUs, at no real extra cost.
We join in on the launch madness with an in-depth review of two special Sandy Bridge CPUs, the Intel Core i5 2500K and Core i7 2600K, priced at $215 and $317, respectively. Both are "K" edition processors, meaning they sport an unlocked CPU multiplier for easy overclocking. We certainly didn't miss out on the chance to abuse that! See how well Intel's next generation Core architecture fares against the Nethalem, as well as AMD's hexa-cores, in our latest review!