Summary: A chip with four processors on the die. Totally pointless if you are running single threaded software, but then, Intel isn't selling single processors and doesn't care what I think. So, as for the single processor I do use, notwithstanding system processes, it works, sure. I was expecting more of a "blast" since my previous system was an Athlon XP-M 2600+, but ...the benchmarks say this one has a good price to performance ratio.
Fast, Great Value, and Worth the Upgrade to LGA1156
Jeff Chambers, Amazon
18 November 2009
Summary: I've been building PCs for our family since the early nineties and I'm pretty familiar with today's hardware, and the typical innovation rates over time. I used this processor to upgrade a two-year old Intel Core 2 Duo E4500 2.2 GHz 2M L2 Chace 800MHz FSB LGA775 Dual-Core Processor . The E4500 was relatively fast at running Vista and Windows 7x64 but I needed more processing power for burning AVCHD images.
Excerpt: I bought this processor with a p7p55d evo motherboard from ASUS and two sticks of corsair ddr3 dominator dual channel ram, and together I have seen a huge improvement over my old core 2 duo set-up. 2.66 GHz may not sound like very much compared to 3.4 GHz from a Pentium 4, but it's quad core , meaning its actually about 10.6 GHz. Also, this processor is a beast for over clocking, with aftermarket air coolers attached, it will easily and safely break the 3.5 GHz barrier.
Most of the goodness of Nehalem at an affordable price
27 September 2010
Excerpt: My personal experiance with the Core i5 750 has been very good. Replacing an old Q6700, i can definately see a major improvement in performance and although it did cost a bit to switch platforms it was worth it in my opinion as this CPU is brilliant. At stock it's very fast and enough to keep up with an overclocked CPU of the past (eg. Q9400/Q6600) but where i5 750 shines is in it's overclocking potential.
Pros: Great performance, amazing overclocker, low heat and power consumption
Summary: In you want to maximise performance and minimise price, you're basically in the right place. This CPU is essentially an inferior version of the i7 860. It lacks the hyperthreading technology of the 860, it has a slightly slower (stock) clockspeed, and it lacks the turbo-mode. After that, you're not missing a great deal in comparison to its superior, except the savings in cost. How important is hyperthreading? Well, this CPU will show up on your system as four cores.
Excerpt: I bought this processor with a p7p55d evo motherboard from ASUS and two sticks of corsair ddr3 dominator dual channel ram, and together I have seen a huge improvement over my old core 2 duo set-ups. 2.66 GHz may not sound like very much compared to 3.4 GHz from a Pentium 4, but it's quad core , meaning its actually about 10.6 GHz. Also, this processor is a beast for over clocking, with aftermarket air coolers easily and safely breaking 4 GHz and beyond.
Pros: Highly trusted brand, easy to overclock, its quad core and it has a good amount of L3 cache
Cons: requires a compatible motherboard and at least, dual channel ddr3 ram
Excerpt: The i5 processor is a very good processor to use. I have tried both the i5 and i7 processor. The i7 being a lot more in money and not that much different. If you are going by a budget but still want speed then this one is the one for you. It is also good if you are into gaming and you are guaranteed to get good speed out of this. There isn't much different between the i7 and i5 and out of the both, based on the prices I would go for the i5, being not much different.
Summary: Underbar processor som håller sig starkt än idag. Medföljande fläkten byttes dock snabbt ut mot en Noctua-kylare. Efter det så tuffar den på bättre än nånsin. Fina temperaturer, fin prestanda, och den kommer nog att få sitta i burken fram till 2014 någon gång.