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The Intel Core i5-760 is a middle-end CPU.

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Pros

Can be easily overclocked to 3.6 GHz.

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Great value for the performance.

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Design makes installation easy even for the unfamiliar.

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Runs very cool even when overclocking.

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Processor and stock fan run quietly.

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Cons

Stock fan is serviceable but serious overclockers may need to invest in an alternate cooling solution.

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Included fan installation design is a bit wonky, makes it hard to tell if you've installed it correctly.

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The Intel Core i5-760 is a middle-end CPU. It is designed to carry out all tasks for the computer. It features Enhanced Intel Speedstep technology, Execute Disable Bit security, and Intel Virtualization technology. The Enhanced Intel Speedstep technology enables high performance within the CPU, while also helping to conserve the energy used. The processor also uses a security method called Execute Disable Bit, which provides a hardware based feature which reduces exposure to viruses and malicious code. The Intel Virtualization technology allows for maximum system utilization, letting the CPU process data more efficiently. When compared to another CPU by Intel, the Core i7-870s, the Core i5-760 has some disadvantages, including the lack of certain technologies (such as Hyper-Threading). It does however, have a higher clock speed (2.80GHz versus 2.66GHz).

Features
  • Enhanced Intel Speedstep technology
  • Execute Disable Bit security
  • Intel Virtualization technology
  • 2.80GHz
  • 8MB cache
  • Four cores
  • Idle States support
  • Intel 64-bit architecture
  • 64-bit instruction set
  • Halogen-free options available
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Anonymous
11/03/2010 10:47

I just ordered one of these, looking forward to see how will it go. I'm replacing my Core 2 Quad Q6600 with it so I don't expect any miracles. As far as I can tell from numerous reviews I've read - that is a one kick-ass product and I'm anxious to see it and use it!

Yale

Yale

11/03/2010 12:11

Yeah pretty slick processor, I'm jealous. A good update to the C2Q 6600 overall. Use it well...

Anonymous

Anonymous

01/05/2011 04:23

i ahve a i7 950 its a good one yea?

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