Average Bench: 61.5% (574th of 1459)

Based on 43,796 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF000106E5, , 1FABFBFF000106E5, 00050400000607D0 Models: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5 CPU 750 @ 2.67GHz, Intel(R) Core(TM) i5 CPU S 750 @ 2.40GHz

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]

Poor: 48%Average: 61.5% Great: 71%
Gaming 62%
Desktop 66%
Battle cruiser
Workstation 44%
Speed boat

Above average average bench

The Intel Core i5-750 averaged 38.4% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This isn't a great result which indicates that there are much faster alternatives on the comparison list.


Avg. Memory Latency 85.6Pts
Avg. Single Core Speed 66.7Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i5-750 is 23%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Core i5-750 performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. Multi Core Speed 230Pts
Avg. Octa Core Speed 228Pts

Average Bench

(Based on 43,796 samples)
Min Avg Max
73 Memory 85.6 94.3
42.2 1-Core 66.7 85.1
80.5 2-Core 131 172
58.5% 94.3 Pts
Min Avg Max
122 4-Core 218 299
140 8-Core 228 304
29.6% 223 Pts
Min Avg Max
140 64-Core 230 300
14.2% 230 Pts
User Benchmarks BenchNormalHeavyServer
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.65 GHz, turbo 2.75 GHz (avg)
Memory 88.4
1-Core 69.8
2-Core 141
61% 99.7 Pts
4-Core 275
8-Core 273
37% 274 Pts
64-Core 274
17% 274 Pts
LGA1156, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.65 GHz, turbo 2.75 GHz (avg)
Memory 83
1-Core 71.8
2-Core 136
59% 96.8 Pts
4-Core 262
8-Core 261
35% 261 Pts
64-Core 263
16% 263 Pts
LGA1156, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.65 GHz, turbo 2.3 GHz (avg)
Memory 89
1-Core 71.5
2-Core 141
62% 101 Pts
4-Core 209
8-Core 183
27% 196 Pts
64-Core 170
10% 170 Pts
LGA 1160, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.65 GHz, turbo 2.8 GHz (avg)
Memory 80.8
1-Core 72.4
2-Core 135
59% 96 Pts
4-Core 239
8-Core 191
30% 215 Pts
64-Core 199
12% 199 Pts
LGA1156, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.55 GHz, turbo 1.95 GHz (avg)
Memory 73.1
1-Core 42.4
2-Core 96.6
45% 70.7 Pts
4-Core 100
8-Core 323
23% 212 Pts
64-Core 238
15% 238 Pts
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MSRP ≈ $200 @ launch in Jul '09
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Gaming 20%
Desktop 69%
Battle cruiser
Workstation 16%

Motherboard: Asus P7P55D

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DescriptionIntel® Core™ i5-750 Processor (8M Cache, 2.66 GHz)
Code NameLynnfield
Launch DateQ3'09
Processor Numberi5-750
# of Cores4
# of Threads4
Cache8 MB SmartCache
Instruction Set64-bit
Instruction Set ExtensionsSSE4.2
Embedded Options AvailableYes
Lithography45 nm
VID Voltage Range0.6500V-1.4000V
Recommended Price$193.00 - $213.00
Clock Speed2.66 GHz
Max Turbo Frequency3.2 GHz
Bus Speed2.5 GT/s DMI
Max TDP95 W


Max Memory Size16 GB
Memory TypesDDR3 1066/1333
Memory Channels2
Memory Bandwidth21 GB/s
Physical Address Extensions36-bit

Expansion Options

PCI Express Revision2.0
PCI Express Configurations1x16, 2x8
Max # of PCI Express Lanes16

Data Protection

AES New InstructionsNo

Advanced Technologies

Virtualization Tech (VT-x)Yes
Intel 64Yes
Idle StatesYes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep® TechYes
Thermal Monitoring TechnologiesNo
Turbo Boost Tech1.0
Hyper-Threading TechNo
VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT)Yes
Demand Based SwitchingNo
vPro TechNo


Package Size37.5mm x 37.5mm
Max CPU Configuration1
Sockets SupportedLGA1156
Processing Die Size296 mm2
# of Processing Die Transistors774 million

Platform Protection

Execute Disable BitYes
Trusted Execution TechNo


Nehalem Intel® Core™ i5 Processor...

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3 months ago.

had this computer since... like... 2008? something around there. so... 16 years-ish? yeah buddy LETS GOOO!!! it can't really run anything much anymore, but i think that's cause it's got a GTX 760, which i'm looking to upgrade. i hope the PCIe 2.0 x8 is fast enough to make upgrading worth it. my motherboard can get x16 but then i have to disable SATA3. CPU never gave me any issues, tho! stock speeds this whole time, i probably could OC it but i never tried...


22 months ago.

9 years later, not that slow :)


4 months ago.

after 10 years it's still a good processor


2 years ago.

great for starting off in the gaming pc world


2 years ago.

I bought this PC about 10 years ago. I don't play games and rarely find it slow. However, I have been unhappy with the execution speed of some tools and have uninstalled them. One of those tools is Android Studio.


2 years ago.

I love it with my gt 1030 config


12 months ago.

It still holds well when overclocked at 3.8 GHz.


2 months ago.

I bought a computer with this intel i5-750 processor 13 years ago in 2010. 13 years! And yes it still works. There have been some problems with other parts of the computer like the fans, an old hdd, only 8 GB RAM...etc. But despite those issues I think the intel processor has maintained it pretty well during all this time. I'm just amazed how well it still works after 13 years of daily use. I don't play video games so it has been good for my more modest purposes.


14 months ago.

It's pretty cheap while being weirdly good


2 months ago.

Have it for 10 years, still working good on most apps


5 years ago.

I've had this CPU for 9 years now and it's still going strong! Probably the best CPU buy of my life.

Below average

9 years ago.


4 years ago.

The 4 core 4 thread Lynnfield processor is the best value for most gamers and more advanced users. Offered nearly i7-like performance for 2/3 of the price of lowest end i7 which made this CPU popular for high-end gaming. Still worth it today albeit for light-medium gaming and slightly more advanced modern basic tasks.


5 years ago.

totodan cpu


5 years ago.

best cpu i ever owned lol.

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