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2.66GHz Core i5 Lynfield Gets Benched

Puts up a fight with the QX9650.

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While Intel has yet to official confirm the exact launch date for the Core i5 platform including Lynnfield based processors, it can't be too far off when benchmarks are being leaked to the web already.

2.66GHz Core i5 Lynfield Gets Benched
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The quad-core Core i5 2.66GHz processor ran through the benchmark gauntlet on a reference Intel P55 motherboard, outperforming a dual-Xeon L5320 system and even besting the Qx9650 chip in a few of the tests. The good news is that there will be two more Lynnfield chips as launch that will be even faster, and the 2.66GHz part is expected to hit the market at $196.

Zac provides professional IT support by day, but plays the role of enthusiast by night. He's been building high-end custom computer for the nearly fifteen years and writing PC hardware reviews for the better part of a decade. Aside from computers, he also dabbles in quite a bit of home A/V equipment. Throughout the years, Zac has picked up an extensive knowledge of power circuitry and leverages this to provide the PSU reviews. When not found testing or writing, you can often find him speeding through the winding countryside on his motorcycle.

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