Average Bench: 45.8% (406th of 1206)

Based on 30,750 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]

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Poor: 34%Average: 45.8% Great: 60%
Gaming
Gaming 46%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 47%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 25%
Surfboard

Below average average bench

The Intel Core i5-750 averaged 54.2% 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.

Strengths

Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 71Pts
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed 137Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i5-750 is 26%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Core i5-750 performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 256Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 254Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 30,750 samples)
Min Avg Max
56.4 1-Core 71 90.5
102 2-Core 137 177
49.1% 104 Pts
Min Avg Max
167 4-Core 252 341
168 8-Core 254 346
34.6% 253 Pts
Min Avg Max
172 64-Core 256 345
17.2% 256 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
LGA1156, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.65 GHz, turbo 2.8 GHz (avg)
1-Core 73.6
2-Core 142
51% 108 Pts
4-Core 268
8-Core 269
37% 269 Pts
64-Core 271
18% 271 Pts
LGA1156, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.65 GHz
1-Core 73
2-Core 139
50% 106 Pts
4-Core 267
8-Core 268
36% 267 Pts
64-Core 268
18% 268 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.7 GHz
1-Core 67.2
2-Core 135
47% 101 Pts
4-Core 262
8-Core 270
36% 266 Pts
64-Core 261
18% 261 Pts
LGA1156, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.65 GHz, turbo 2.85 GHz (avg)
1-Core 64.4
2-Core 132
46% 98.1 Pts
4-Core 255
8-Core 255
35% 255 Pts
64-Core 259
17% 259 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 24,105,157 CPUs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $200 @ launch in Jul '09
AmazonUS $19713 days
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Typical Core i5-750 Builds (Compare 4,373 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 29%
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Desktop
Desktop 47%
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Workstation
Workstation 26%
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Motherboard: Asus P7P55D - $277

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 43% - Average Total price: $713

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 Specifications

Essentials

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

Memory

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

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

 Comments

Nehalem Intel® Core™ i5 Processor...

Added 5 years ago.

Good

2 months ago.

I am using it for 8 years now, still working perfectly and sufficiently fast


Good

3 months ago.

I have the fx-6300 and the i5-750 and the 750 had a bit better render performance


Excellent

9 months ago.

9 years later, not that slow :)


Excellent

11 months ago.

I love it with my gt 1030 config


Good

12 months ago.

if overcloaked at 3.9 ghz can easily outperform i5 4460! still using it after 7 years of heavy gaming activity with different GPUs. currently pairing it with a RX 480 and 60 fps gaming.


Good

2 years ago.

It still holds well when overclocked at 3.8 GHz.


Poor

11 months 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

5 years ago.


Excellent

2 years ago.

fantastic perfomance and overdrive! work spable in my PC on 4000 GHz! FSB 170*24


Good

1 month 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.


Average

11 months ago.

totodan cpu


Excellent

13 months ago.

best cpu i ever owned lol.


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