Review: Intel Core i5 760

Our score: 4/5
Reviewed: August 18, 2010 11:00 PM
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Published: August 18, 2010 11:00 PM
By Régis Jehl
Translated by: Jack Sims
A step up from the Core i5 750, the Intel Core i5 760's clock has been revised upwards. The 4 cores are therefore clocked at 2.80 GHz instead of 2.66 GHz for the 750. In practice, this translates into performances a little over 3% better on average.

For the rest, the two are the same: still low energy consumption and still with Turbo mode. To recap, Turbo mode allows you to increase the clock when not all of the processor's cores are being used, rather than putting other cores to the task. On the 760, the maximum clock is 3.33 GHz (3.20 GHz on the 750). This increase in clock is automatic and with no resetting or driver required.
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For a more detailed analysis of the Core i5 700 four-core series, we refer you to the detailed test of the Core i5 750. Lastly, don't forget you can compare processor performances at a glance performance index table.

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4/5 Intel Core i5 760 DigitalVersus 2010-08-19 00:00:00

Pros

  • Low energy consumption, especially in idle
  • Very good gaming performance
  • Four cores: practical for heavy applications
  • Interesting Turbo feature

Cons

  • No Hyper-threading

Conclusion

An excellent processor for gamers or those who want to step up to a four-core without overspending.

OUR SCORE 4/5
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