Currently, you can see most Intel CPU, price over 300USD, supports HT technology.
For example, LGA 1366 Core i7-930/950 or LGA 1156 Core i7-870/875K.
These 4 CPUs are all 4C8T and within the price range.
There was a Core i5-7500 in LGA 1156 platform. It’s pure 4C4T structure without HT.
The price was 6000NTD, around 200USD.
Recently, Intel launched one new code, 760.
No matter i5-750 or i5-760, it’s the highest C/P value Intel quad core CPU so far.
Since beginning, I was considering the parity quad core CPU for long time.
I also consider to change to entry quad core CPU.
For Intel product line, Core i5-760 exactly is the entry and parity quad core CPU.
Combo with P55 MB, the whole platform is middle range in the PC market.
CPU clock is 2.8GHz, supports Turbo Boost and can reach 3.46GHz.
Physical 4 Cores CPU is 4 threading, called 4C/4T.
45nm, L3 Cache is 8MB, the internet data shows the Max TDP is 95W.
The back mostly can recognize the revision and spec.
This Core i5-760 is Stepping 5/Revision B1
Intel 4 Cores processor coolers use copper bottom which is better heat dissipation performance.
P55 chipset is the best combo for this CPU, although H55 is also the other choice.
But H55 main design is for built-in GPU Core i3/i5 CPU, and it doesn’t support RAID.
If you really have budget concern, H55 is also a good solution.
This guide uses GIGABYTE P55A-UD3P, the price is higher than other entry P55 boards.
The spec and components are good level. The price is around 172USD.
3X USB Power, On/Off Charge USB connector supports On/Off Charge feature.
UD3P equips GIGABYTE main new features.
2 X PCI-E X16, ATI CrossFireX and the bandwidth is X16+X4.
2 X PCI-E X1
Realtek RTL8111E LAN Chip
Realtek ALC889 supports 7.1 channel and High Definition Audio/Dolby Home Theater Technology
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6 X Blue SATAII, provide by P55, SATA2 supports RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 5 and RAID 10
2 X White SATAIII, provide by Marvell 9128, SATA3, supports RAID 0, RAID 1
1 X IDE, provide by iTE IT8213
Dual BIOS, dual protection
4 X DIMM DDR3 supports 800/1066/1333/1600/2200(OC). The max capacity is DDR3 16GB.
Next is 24-PIN power connector
LGA 1156 CPU socket, CPU metal cover is electroplated.
UD3P uses 12 phases PWM, the upper part is 8PIN power connector.
8 X USB 2.0
2 X USB 3.0(Blue)
1 X RJ-45 LAN
2 X eSATA(Yellow)
1 X S/PDIF Fiber/Coaxial output
1 X 1394a