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Intel Core i5-750 and Core i7-870 Processors

Postby Apoptosis » Tue Sep 08, 2009 11:14 pm

Intel Core i5-750 and Core i7-870 Processors

Today, Intel is unleashing Core i5 and Core i7-800 series processors, and the accompanying P55 Express chipset that supports these 'Lynnfield' processors to the market. These processors are largely based around the Nehalem architecture that launched in November of 2008 and cost less. Read on to find out more about them!

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Article Title: Intel Core i5-750 and Core i7-870 Processors
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Re: Intel Core i5-750 and Core i7-870 Processors

Postby Major_A » Wed Sep 09, 2009 9:40 am

ntel also sent over the Thermalright MUX-120 heatsink for testing

Conceding that their stock coolers are garbage. I was hoping to see them get away from the push pin cooler with the new socket.
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Re: Intel Core i5-750 and Core i7-870 Processors

Postby FeRaL » Wed Sep 09, 2009 10:13 am

"That being said we are surprised that the Intel Core i7-870 easily defeated the Intel Core i7-920 and Core i7-940 in the vast majority of the benchmarks. It has been rumored that Intel was going to quit producing the Core i7-920 and now we see why. The new Lynnfield processors are brutally fast, cost less and run cooler. It will be interesting to see what Intel decides to do with the Core i7-900 series in the months to come."

Well, I will have to say that is very subjective. At $555 it barely beats out a 920 which I can pit up at my local microcenter for $217 after taxes. When OC'd to the same speed at the 870 the 920 looks to be the winner still.
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