- Brand Name: Intel
- Model Number: BX80605i5760
- Processor Count: 1
- Computer CPU Speed: 2.8 GHz
- Computer CPU Manufacturer: Intel
Intel Core i5-760 Processor 2.8 GHz 8 MB Cache Socket LGA1156
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- 2.80 GHz, up to 3.33 GHz Max Turbo Frequency with 8 MB Intel Smart Cache
- Supports up to 16 GB of dual-channel DDR3-1066/1333
- Quad-core with four-way multi-task processing
- Requires a motherboard with a LGA1156 socket
- 95 watt TDP
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When deciding which processor to go with for my new rig, I was torn between the i5-760 and the i7-870. I had already settled on the 1156 socket, with the P55 chipset. I didn't need the top-of-the-line performance with the 1366 socket and X55 chipset, and the i7-9xx processors were both too expensive and too hot for my taste. The i5-760 and the i7-870 are basically identical, with the main difference between the two being that the i7-870 has Intel's Hyperthreading technology enabled, which simulates two virtual cores on each actual physical core.
Ultimately, that's what made the decision for me. Hyperthreading can, theoretically, double performance. However, currently, in real world situations, performance gains are typically only seen by programs designed to take advantage of hyperthreading, like video editing and encoding software. For non-multi-threaded applications, including virtually all games, a hyperthreaded processor can actually even perform worse than a comparable non-hyperthreaded processor (like the 870 vs. the 760), due to "collisions" as the processor attempts to optimize processes, and in general can also run hotter.
So I went with the 760, saved a few bucks over the 870, and never looked back. It runs nice and cool, idling at 30C and maxing out at 51C under Prime95 load, with almost no noticeable ramp up in the fan rpms.
Case: Antec Nine Hundred Two
PSU: Corsair CMPSU-750TX 750W
Motherboard: Biostar T5XE CFX-SLI
CPU: Intel Core i5-760
RAM: A-DATA 2x2GB DDR3-1600
Heatsink: Cooler Master Hyper 212+
Graphics: MSI N460GTX-1GD5
Hard Drive: WD Caviar Blue WD6400AAKS (x2, Raid 0)
I hit 4ghz easy first try.
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