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Intel's Core i5 750 processor pictured and benchmarked

by Parm Mann on 7 August 2009, 11:08

Tags: Core i5 750, Intel (NASDAQ:INTC)

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Looks as though some stores in Asia are already stocking Intel's Core i5 processors, codenamed Lynnfield, as Chinese users already have their hands on the 2.66GHz Core i5 750.

The part, scheduled to launch early next month, has been picked up by users at Chinese websites coolaler.com and xfastest.com, and has undergone the customary process of being photographed and benchmarked.

Planning on a Core i5 build? Here's what you'll be getting your hands on in September.

No real surprises with the retail packaging, but you do get a quick look at Intel's reference LGA1156 cooler. Remember, we're looking at a processor for an all-new socket, and come September, LGA1156 will be used by both the Core i5 750 and the Lynnfield-based Core i7 860 and 870. Confusing, we know.

Not wasting any time, we've also been handed a couple of benchmarks - including SuperPi calculations and CPUMark.

We take all third-party benchmarks with a pinch of salt, but we're already seeing the obvious - Intel's Core i5 750, on a clock-for-clock basis, performs somewhere in between a Core 2 Quad and a full-fat Core i7. Want an in-depth performance analysis? Stay tuned for our upcoming review.



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Why would Intel release a chip that is somewhere inbetween an i7 and a core 2 quad and then create a different socket to run it??:confused:

Can't help feeling that Intel have scored a bit of a own goal on this particular one as I would rather spend the extra possibly £60-70 and get an i7 920 rather than this cut down chip.:rolleyes:
davidcrofter
Why would Intel release a chip that is somewhere inbetween an i7 and a core 2 quad and then create a different socket to run it??:confused:
Because it's a lot faster than a core2 quad while able to be run on a motherboard with almost half the BoM.
Will they be making any mainstream Gulftown's on socket 1156 (like, without HT) or is that just going to be for 1366?