Intel's Core i5, making mid-range seem high-end

by Rafael Hernandez on September 8, 2009 · 0 comments

Intel Core i5 Core i7 Lynnfield CPUThe general idea behind the Intel Core i5 was to bring the company’s high-end Core i7 performance down to the mid-range level and cut some costs along the way. Oddly enough the changes they’ve made and improvements they’ve added, most notably an on-die PCI Express controller, makes the latest series of chips an interesting product even on the high end.

Here’s a number of links comparing the new processor and plenty of Intel P55 Express chipset powered motherboards tossed into the testing ring:

Intel Core i5 750 and Core i7 870 @ AnandTech

Intel Core i5 750 and Core i7 860, 870 on Asus P7P55D Deluxe @ bit-tech

Intel Core i5 750 and Core i7 870 on Intel DP55KG Extreme @ Benchmark Reviews

Intel Core i5 750 and Core i7 870 on Asus P7P55D Deluxe and MSI P55-GD80 @ HardOCP

Intel Core i5 750 and Core i7 870 Gigabyte P55-UD6, Intel DP55KB, and Asus Maximus III Formula @ HotHardware

Intel Core i5 750 and Core i7 870 on Asus Maximus III Formula @ PC Perspective

Intel Core i5 750 and Core i7 870 on Intel DP55KG under Linux @ Phoronix

Intel Core i5 750 and Core i7 870 on Gigabyte P55-UD6 @ The Tech Report

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