- Product Dimensions: 20.3 x 17.8 x 10.2 cm ; 386 g
- Shipping Weight: 408 g
- Item model number: BX80605I5750
- ASIN: B002KQ5KDY
- Date first available at Amazon.ca: Sept. 9 2009
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- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #241,902 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)
Intel Core i5 750 Processor 2.66 GHz 8 MB LGA1156 CPU I5-750BOX
- Intel Core i5 Processor i5-750
- Frequency 2.66 GHz
- FSB 2.5GT/s Cache 8 MB
- Process 45 nm Socket LGA 1156
- TDP 95W
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Amazon.ca Product Description
Core i5 - 750 - 2.66 GHz - Socket 1156 - 8 MB
From the Manufacturer
A budget-friendly alternative to Intel's i7 line, the Intel Core i5-750 processor provides robust performance for all your office, gaming, and multimedia needs. It combines the power of four 2.66 GHz computing cores into a single processor, guaranteeing enough processing power for the most demanding applications. With 8 MB of smart cache, the Core i5-750 processor ensures that you get maximum responsiveness from your system, even when several intensive programs run simultaneously. Compatible with motherboards based on the Intel P55 chipset, the Core i5-750 processor is the choice for mainstream users who want to maximize in-home PC performance.
With four cores in one processor, users will experience better multitasking and multithreaded performance.
The Intel Core i5-750 processor delivers outstanding performance at a great price. View larger.
The Intel Core i5-750 processor implements a radical new style of microarchitecture. Intel engineers replaced the front side bus -- a longtime staple of processor design -- with a new interconnect technology called Direct Media Interface (DMI). Using DMI, the i5-750 achieves superior levels of bandwidth, and can use its four computing cores to their maximum potential.
To put it simply, users will enjoy faster and more streamlined processing than ever before. Your computer will handle multiple projects and applications without the slowdown you'd experience with a lesser processor.
Extremely intensive programs like high-definition media editors will run more smoothly and responsively. And you'll be able to experience next-generation games without frame-rate hiccups and slowdowns.
New Technologies Boost Performance
The Intel Core i5-750 processor also makes use of some other cutting-edge technologies:
- Turbo Boost Technology allows the processor to run up to 133 MHz faster when it's operating below power/thermal limits.
- Smart Cache Memory increases available RAM resources, leading to less lag while multi-tasking.
Media Editing and Gaming Faster than Ever
Whether editing high-definition videos, touching up family photos, or splicing up music, the Intel Core i5-750 processor will provide the processing power needed. The processor's four cores are optimized to keep up with the most advanced digital editing software.
The Intel Core i5-750 processor is also designed to handle the intense calculations and graphical rendering behind today's latest games. It has the ability to process thousands of graphical characteristics at once, resulting in a smooth and lag-free experience.
The Intel Core i5-750 processor is backed by a three-year limited warranty.
|Intel Core i7-800 and Core i5-700 Processor Series|
|Core i7-870 Processor||Core i7-860 Processor||Core i5-750 Processor|
|Processor Frequency||2.93 GHz||2.80 GHz||2.66 GHz|
|Intel Smart Cache||8 MB||8 MB||8 MB|
|Intel Turbo Boost Technology||Single-core performance up to 3.6 GHz||Single-core performance up to 3.46 GHz||Single-core performance up to 3.2 GHz|
|Number of Simultaneous Threads||8 (With Intel HT Technology)||8 (With Intel HT Technology)||4|
|Processor Integrated Memory Controller||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Number of Memory Channels||2 (DDR3 1333 MHz)||2 (DDR3 1333 MHz)||2 (DDR3 1333 MHz)|
|Intel P55 Chipset Motherboards||DP55KG, DP55SB, DP55WG, DP55WB||DP55KG, DP55SB, DP55WG, DP55WB||DP55KG, DP55SB, DP55WG, DP55WB|
Most Helpful Customer Reviews on Amazon.com (beta)
I'm using it with a Gigabyte GA-P55 UD3R board, 2 x 2GB Patriot Viper II 'Sector 5' 1600MHz RAM, and Samsung's (latest) Spinpoint F3 hard drive (model HD501HJ). OS is Windows 7 32-bit. The whole thing runs beautifully! Just a heads up -- Windows 7 32-bit will only use 3.5GB RAM. No use buying more than 4GB in a 32-bit environment, and you need to make sure you buy RAM that will run at 1.65V or less. Do your homework before buying.
Had this thing doing 4GHz on the stock cooler with just a minor bump in voltage, mainly just to see how well it overclocks and scales with voltage increases. No complaints at all. The cooler will definitely be replaced as soon as funds permit. The stock Intel cooler is abysmal. I would not recommend anything but a minor OC using it. The cooler to buy for this CPU is the Prolimatech Megahalems, which isn't cheap, but those looking for superior performance need look no further. The Megahalems is the best choice.
Dynamic overclocking using Turbo Mode is excellent. The stock multiplier for the 750 is 20x. Using a Gigabyte P55 board, the multiplier goes as high as 24x when dynamically overclocking. Power consumption at idle during light tasks such as web surfing and playing music is fantastic. According to Everest, it uses just under 7 watts at idle. I feel this is an important point considering the current state of the economy. Any saving on electricity bills is worth thinking about unless you have money to burn. My sweet spot seems to be 148 BCLK (2.94GHz). At this speed, the CPU is able to dynamically overclock up to around 3.5Ghz and then lower the multiplier down to 9x when idle, which of course lowers the frequency, which of course means lower electricity bills.
Thanks, Intel, for making a great processor at a reasonable price. An i7 system running on X58 chipset would have cost a lot more. I wasn't prepared to pay the price because I am not a fool. I am more than happy with the i5 750, it's a very impressive CPU that should serve anybody well for a good few years.
I run Windows 7 64 bit and it never chokes with any apps or games and I have not overclocked it yet. If you want a serious gaming system do not spend more on the CPU than this, put the money towards a better graphics card or better SSD. The turbo boost works flawlessly to throttle the CPU instantaneously as necessary. Using the stock cooler I get around 40 degrees celcius when on the net or office apps and depending on how aggressively I set the fan speeds at most it reaches 60 degrees celcius during the day while gaming NFS Shift, Modern Warfare 2, World at War. The CPU never chokes on HD resolutions, AA 2x or 4x on for gaming. The bottle neck for me I think is the GPU and hard drive. Videos run smoothly, there are no freezes or crashes. If I decide to overclock then I will upgrade the stock cooler, the intel stock one is more than adequate for now. It's been a few weeks now with no problems and I am very happy with the build. The pc is not in an air conditioned room so with a/c air you can expect to get slightly lower temps. The temp in the room probably reaches around 30 degrees at peak.
This CPU is amazing value for money, I predict this PC will last me well into the future, and when games get even more intense I can go xfire and get a SSD.
Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
Intel Core i5 750 Processor 2.66 GHz 8 MB LGA1156 CPU I5-750BOX (quad core, turbo boost)
Corsair CMX4GX3M2A1600C9 XMS3 4 GB PC3-12800 Core i5 Memory Kit (1600mhz)
XFX Radeon HD 5770 1GB DDR5 PCIE Graphics Card HD577AZNFC (1gb, DX 11)
Gigabyte Intel Core i7/ Core i5/ Core i3/ LGA 1156/ Intel H57/ 4DDR3-2200+/ATI CrossFireX/ HDMI/ USB3.0/ Raid Micro ATX Motherboard GA-H57M-USB3(usb3, 7.1 audio, xfire, raid)
Western Digital Caviar Black 1 TB Bulk/OEM Hard Drive 3.5 Inch, 32 MB Cache, 7200 RPM SATA II WD1001FALS
OCZ OCZ600MXSP ModXStream Pro 600 Watt Power Supply (ATX12v 2.2, modular cables, 80+)
Thermaltake VI1000NWS M9 case (2 x 120mm fan, toolless)
IDE dvd burner
Logitech MX 518 High Performance Optical Gaming Mouse (Metal)
Dell S2209w 22" LCD (5ms, 1080p, DVI-D)
Logitech x530 speakers (5.1, 70w rms)
Sony MDR-XD200 headphones
Windows Experience Index Ratings (max is 7.9):
Gaming graphics: 7.4
Primary disk: 5.9
Need to be careful with the selection of DDR3. Initially paired with A-Data 2x2G and had random blue screens. Changed to Corsair XMS3 CMX4GX3M2A1600C9 and problem solved.
Stock heatsink is on the small side, but it did get the job done.
Intel Core 2 Quad Q9400 @ 2.4ghz
4GB DDR2-800 memory
Intel Core i5 750 OC @ 4.0ghz
4GB DDR3-2000 memory
This processor is insane. Even at the stock cpu settings my framerates were better than with the Q9400. I then OC'd it to 4.0ghz using Corsair's H50 water cooler to keep it around 34c at idle. During normal gaming use my temps stay in the 36-46c range most of the time. I rarely see the temps exceed 52c max while gaming. Only during an Intel Burn Test running all four cores at 100% load did I see temps hit 68c. I even have all my fans on the lowest settings. I am using 1.34vcore and 1.23v vtt right now as well, which is probably higher than it needs to be. I could lower these temps even more by reducing the voltage, so I may try that later on.
My gaming framerates have doubled now just by upgrading from a Q9400 and DDR2-800 memory to this i5 750 and DDR3-2000 memory. This is such a great processor and one I highly recommend over anything else right now. Check out benchmarks all over the net and you will see that when this processor is OC'd to match the i7's, it can hang with those and even beat them out in some games for framerates.