Intel Core i5-760
Released July, 2010
The Pros:Design makes installation easy even for the unfamiliar. Processor and stock fan run quietly. Great value for the performance.
The Cons:Included fan installation design is a bit wonky, makes it hard to tell if you've installed it correctly. Stock fan is serviceable but serious overclockers may need to invest in an alternate cooling solution.
The Intel Core i5-760 is a middle-end CPU. It is designed to carry out all tasks for the computer. It features Enhanced Intel Speedstep technology, Execute Disable Bit security, and Intel Virtualization technology.
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The Enhanced Intel Speedstep technology enables high performance within the CPU, while also helping to conserve the energy used. The processor also uses a security method called Execute Disable Bit, which provides a hardware based feature which reduces exposure to viruses and malicious code. The Intel Virtualization technology allows for maximum system utilization, letting the CPU process data more efficiently. When compared to another CPU by Intel, the Core i7-870s, the Core i5-760 has some disadvantages, including the lack of certain technologies (such as Hyper-Threading). It does however, have a higher clock speed (2.80GHz versus 2.66GHz).
- Enhanced Intel Speedstep technology
- Execute Disable Bit security
- Intel Virtualization technology
- 8MB cache
- Four cores
- Idle States support
- Intel 64-bit architecture
- 64-bit instruction set
- Halogen-free options available
User Reviews (1)
Design makes installation easy even for the unfamiliar.
Processor and stock fan run quietly.
Great value for the performance.
Can be easily overclocked to 3.6 GHz.
Runs very cool even when overclocking.
Included fan installation design is a bit wonky, makes it hard to tell if you've installed it correctly.
Stock fan is serviceable but serious overclockers may need to invest in an alternate cooling solution.
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