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Intel Core i7 870 & i5 750 Reviews Out Now

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intel_logo.pngAnandTech and TechReport reviews for the new Intel Core i5 and Core i7 are out now!

I was kinda bummed by the lack of HyperThreading for Core i5, but after reading these reviews, it’s not enough of a deterrent to warrant the price difference. What would I do with 8 threads?

Take a look at this:

ProcessorClock SpeedCores / ThreadsSingle Core Max Turbo BoostSocketTDPAssociated ChipsetPrice (USD)
Core i7-8602.80 GHz4 / 83.46 GHzLGA-115695WIntel P55$284
Core i5-7502.66 GHz4 / 43.2 GHzLGA-115695WIntel P55$196

That $88 price difference enables 4 virtual threads, additional overclocking headroom and higher stock clockspeed. Do I want it? I wouldn’t mind it, but I like the idea of on-die PCI-E controller on the Core i5 and the attractive price tag of just under $200 USD.

These new processors are making my wait for a new computer a little tougher. However, I think I can hold out until the new video cards are unveiled in the coming months. That way it could be a completely new PC from top to bottom.

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