Intel Sandy Bridge (Core i5 2500K & i7 2600K) versus AMD Ryzen & Intel Coffee Lake: worth the upgrade?

Does your Sandy Bridge build need an upgrade? 86 tests provide the answer!

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Gaming benchmarks (GTX 1080 Ti): Battlefield 1 (DX12)

After the benchmarks with the iGPU, we now look at heavier games in combination with the GTX 1080 Ti.

In Battlefield 1, the Sandy Bridges perform at the level of the AMD Ryzen processors in terms of frame rates, but in frame times they plunge significantly and are just a bit quicker than the Pentium G4560.

99th percentile frame times


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Intel Core i5 2500K

Socket 1155, 3.3 GHz, 4 cores, 95 W, 32 nm, Integrated graphics

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Intel Core i7 2600K

Socket 1155, 3.4 GHz, 4 cores, 95 W, 32 nm, Integrated graphics

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