4 Cores, 4 Threads @2.66GHz, Nehalem.
Release date: Q3 2009.

2 Cores, 4 Threads @2.93 GHz, Clarkdale.
Release date ≤ Q4 2013.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 60,520 user samples
43,796 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 71% Base clock 3.65 GHz, turbo 3.8 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 48% Base clock 2.65 GHz, turbo 2.4 GHz (avg)
Poor: 48% Great: 71%
SPEED RANK: 559th / 1442
Gaming 62%
Desktop 66%
Battle cruiser
Workstation 44%
Speed boat
16,724 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 51% Base clock 2.95 GHz, turbo 2.9 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 33% Base clock 2.95 GHz, turbo 1.25 GHz (avg)
Poor: 33% Great: 51%
SPEED RANK: 917th / 1442
Gaming 46%
Desktop 52%
Workstation 32%
Sail boat
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
61.5 % Much faster effective speed.
45.6 %
Avg. Memory Latency
85.6 Pts Much lower memory latency.
63.8 Pts
Avg. Single Core Speed
66.7 Pts +3% 64.6 Pts
Avg. Dual Core Speed
131 Pts Faster dual-core speed.
113 Pts
Avg. Quad Core Speed
218 Pts Much faster quad-core speed.
160 Pts
Avg. Octa Core Speed
228 Pts Much faster octa-core speed.
163 Pts
OC Memory Latency
94.3 Pts Much lower OC memory latency.
71.9 Pts
OC Single Core Speed
85.1 Pts Faster OC single-core speed.
73.1 Pts
OC Dual Core Speed
172 Pts Faster OC dual-core speed.
142 Pts
OC Quad Core Speed
299 Pts Much faster OC quad-core speed.
182 Pts
OC Octa Core Speed
304 Pts Much faster OC octa-core speed.
182 Pts
Market Share
Based on 67,672,290 CPUs tested
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.03 % Hugely higher market share.
0.01 %
Value For Money
91.2 % Better value.
75.2 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
54 % Slightly more popular.
51 %
Price (score)
$66 $45 Much cheaper.
177 Months 124+ Months More recent.
OC Multi Core Speed
300 Pts Much faster OC 64-core speed.
183 Pts
Avg. Multi Core Speed
230 Pts Much faster 64-core speed.
164 Pts
Launch Date
Launch Date
Q3'09 Q1'10
8 MB SmartCache 4 MB SmartCache
Embedded Options Available
Embedded Options Available
Yes No
45 nm 32 nm
Recommended Price
Recommended Customer Price
$193.00 - $213.00 $117.00
Processing Die Size
Processing Die Size
296 mm2 81 mm2
# of Processing Die Transistors
# of Processing Die Transistors
774 million 382 million
Turbo Boost Tech
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology ‡
1.0 No
Hyper-Threading Tech
Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology ‡
No Yes

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The Intel Core i5-750 is a mid-range quad core, four thread desktop processor which is part of the Nehalem series launched in Q3 2009. Considering the age of this processor, its effective speed of 67 is damn impressive. It has a base frequency of 2.66 GHz, which boosts to 3.2 GHz turbo when under load and can be significantly extended beyond by overclocking. Combined with a decent graphics card, the i5-750 should give a reasonable gaming experience even by today’s standards. There are of course faster modern alternatives such as the i5-4690K, but if you already have the 750 with an older graphics card it's likely that your GPU will need updating before the CPU. Comparing the 750 and 4690K shows that the 4690K has an effective speed of 109 which is 62% faster than the now five years old i5-750. [Nov '14 CPUPro]


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