I'll take a look soon, I'm quite happy with it at stock for now anyway
I still use a Samsung SpinPoint (new) for large files, but my good old Seagate is for backup now. Using that thing would be a nightmare now.
Same for when I have to repair my parent's laptops if anything goes wrong with it, wow, that is incredibly almost painfully slow.
Couple of benchmarks I decided to take:
I7: 7.60 (multi) 1.70 (single)
Phenom @ 4.0ghz: 7.03 (multi) 1.21 (single)
I7: 695 (4.0ghz turbo) 143 (single)
Phenom @ 4.0ghz: 599 (multi) 104 (single)
Passmark total score
Bare in mind that's up against a heavily overclocked Phenom. It originally ran at 2.7Ghz (3.2Ghz turbo). So you can imagine the difference at stock settings.
I know they are synthetic benchmarks but I always like to do them just to see the difference
I haven't ran any games using it yet but very curious to see the difference. When I start my major programming project it should really benefit from this chip. Also for future proofing should be great at rendering and graphics development so a prime choice I think. Actually glad I went for this over the I5 now.