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Intel Core i7-875k and i5-655k processor review

Cinebench R10 has since been replaced by V11.5, but many people have a better indication of relative performance by the results from R10 – after all it has been around for years. We will however include R11.5 results on the following page. For those who don’t know Cinebench is not just a mere synthetic benchmarking application, it is based on the rendering engine from Cinema 4D.

The CPU test renders a 3D scene photo-realistically while applying performance intensive functions such as area light sources, procedural shaders, Ambient Occlusion and multi level reflections. Especially when used on faster, multi core CPU systems, MAXON CINEBENCH R10 delivers much more accurate results.

The Core I7-980X is way out in front with our results, which would be expected as it costs almost three times the price of the 875K. That said, when we managed to push the 875K to 4.8ghz, the differences narrow considerably and in the real world the difference would barely be noticeable. Well until you decided to overclock the 980x that is!


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