Intel Core i5 750 Processor Review

By Julio Franco · 55 replies
Sep 7, 2009
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  1. dividebyzero

    dividebyzero trainee n00b Posts: 4,891   +1,264

    The i5 750 is a desktop (LGA1156) part only.
    It's closest equivalent in the mobile (mPGA-989) chipset would be the Core i7 "Clarksfield" CPU's ( 920XM @ 2GHz, 820QM @ 1.73GHz and 720QM @ 1.6GHz).
    All mobile Core i5's are "Arrandale" CPU's (as are some i7's) on the newer 32nm process ( CPU's 430UM, 520UM, 520M and the highest clocked 540M @ 2.53GHz).
  2. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 12,961   +2,516

    This route requires a copy of XP though. With the "XP Mode" and virtual machine direct from M$, you basically get a free copy of XP.

    I apologize for stating the (semi) obvious, but there does seem to be a bit of confusion running through this thread.
  3. im going to buy a computer and i dont know which is the best which has the intel core i5 750 and the other has the amd phenom II 965 black edition...the one with the i5s video card is the ati hd radeon 5770 and the other has the ati powercolor hd 5670..i can't decide which one is the best can anyone help me plssss!!?
  4. dividebyzero

    dividebyzero trainee n00b Posts: 4,891   +1,264

    That will depend on the respective pricing, feature set and what you plan on using the system for. Both CPU's are capable performers.
    If you plan on gaming and you can't upgrade the graphics card in the 965 BE system then I'd get the i5 rig, likewise if the systems are the same price. The 750 is a better CPU than the 965BE in general terms although unless you plan on running a stopwatch every time you run an application then I doubt you will notice any significant differences.
  5. both computers cost the same and i want it for gaming and internet surfing
  6. both computers cost the same and i want it for gaming and internet surfing can you say which one now?:)
  7. dividebyzero

    dividebyzero trainee n00b Posts: 4,891   +1,264

  8. Can we install os XP in the intel i5 processor laptop?
  9. CMH

    CMH TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,039   +9

    All current processors (and for the forseeable future) support older software.

    You can install Windows 3.1 if you want to.

    Just don't expect everything on your system to work as it would in Windows 7, but it'd still be much much faster than a 486 running windows 3.1
  10. Hi Guest,
    Which mobo did u used for i5, did u used built-in nic ? Can u elaborate. thanks
  11. Hi Guest,
    Was it ESXi 4.0 ?
    can u give details, i5-750, mobo, nic built-in or added NIC, this cpu is not in whitebox list for esxi 4.
  12. will my i5 750 along with 4gb ddr3 and nvidia g310 play games like crysis well ? will it be able to play fifa at full resolution ?
    Thanks :)
  13. CMH

    CMH TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,039   +9

    the g310 isn't exactly high-end graphics. I'd say its mid-low end. Look at spending more on graphics if you're into gaming.
  14. i have seen all the statistics and i also think that intel core i5 750(4.13) is the best processor.
  15. Really enjoyed your review. Very helpful, as I am now deciding what PC to buy.
    Please forgive a nit-picking comment: when you say something "fairs well" I think you mean "fares well" ...
    Best wishes
  16. Hi all! Good day. It was great reading all these posts. Thanks. But 1 thing concerns me, though. I'm about to buy a new laptop with i5 750 on it - operating on xp. Would it be wise to do this if I'm to use my laptop in CAD operations (modeling/renderring/etc)?
    Best regards,
  17. dividebyzero

    dividebyzero trainee n00b Posts: 4,891   +1,264

    You wont find any laptop running a Core i5 750.

    FYI: The 750 is a desktop part that requires a desktop socket. LGA 1156 in this case.
    Core i5 mobile CPU's ( 4/5xxM/UM) utilise µPGA-989 sockets, while Core i7 mobile CPU's (which have a 720QM and 740QM model numbers) use µPGA-988 sockets.

    Your best bet would be to join the forums and post a thread regarding possible system/software suite configurations. You will get better tailored advice from those here that have the requisite knowledge. I personally don't do any heavy lifting with laptops-for me they are still "desktop-lite" and a tool to stop the person in the airplane seat next to me trying to initiate conversation about their vacation.
  18. @dividebyzero: Cool! Thanks for the info. What advice can you give as to what specs is the best for a laptop to be used for CAD modeling? Thanks again.
    Best Regards,
  19. dividebyzero

    dividebyzero trainee n00b Posts: 4,891   +1,264

    As I mentioned in my last post, I'm not really one of the high-performance-in-a-bag crowd. Mobile computing for me is still at glorified PDA + solitaire level...I can't even bear to watch video on the things most of the time.
    Best advice I can give is, join the forums (it's a fairly painless exercise and wont require you to give up your firstborn) and start a thread looking for input regarding current mobile computing and 3D modelling software. I would also include budget and what size laptop your were looking for (i.e. desktop replacement or smaller).
    Since the mobile computing sector seems to move quite rapidly, and getting the choice right first time (since upgrading afterwards might not be feasible) is a major factor I would strongly suggest that you gain as much insight as possible from people here that have the expertise.
  20. ive recently brought i5 650 with ATI Rad HD 5750... Can any one tell me is this okay for hi-fi gaming...
  21. Hi,

    The I5-750 supports real virtualization to the point that it can run 2 different operating systems using physical hardware. No need to simulate graphics cards etc anymore.
  22. Hello!

    How much dpes the difference in Gigahertz play? It´s quad-core but 2,66 seems a bit low for today games or am I wrong?

    Best regards Niklas
  23. this processor is very compatible and faster
  24. Leeky

    Leeky TS Evangelist Posts: 3,797   +117

    Very good review. :)

    I'm looking at a CPU/mobo replacement in the near future and its certainly worth considering!

    I also noticed it has VT-x enabled, so I can run 64bit guest OS's with it. :D my current Core2Quad Q8300 doesn't. :(
  25. I have Intel Core-i5 750 Processor with Transcend 02 GB Ram & 1 GB Graphics card. The OS is Windows 07.

    Is there is any problem with Transcend RAM as some one is suggesting to use Kingston as the Transcend Memories are not good performer.

    I am facing stucking problem during higher end graphics while playing games during bomb blasts & all.

    Is it a normal or do i have to upgrade my Hardware?

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