Overall Synthetic Benchmarks
The PCmark Vantage and PCMark 7 overall scores really sum it all up. The i5 and i7 once again perform very similarly. 3DMark on the other hand shows nice consistent steps in performance between the three CPU’s in all four of our benchmarks. They are so consistent that you could easily place them over each other and have the same pattern. I’m guessing that the CPU testing didn’t change much from 3DMark Vantage to 3DMark 2011, other than lower scores.