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Intel Core i5 760

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Core i5 760

Reasons to consider the
Intel Core i5 760

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Much more l2 cache 1 MB vs 0.5 MB 2x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
More cores 4 vs 2 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.49 GHz vs 3.2 GHz More than 40% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
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Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required
Significantly higher clock speed 3.2 GHz vs 2.8 GHz Around 15% higher clock speed
Much newer manufacturing process 32 nm vs 45 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Much lower typical power consumption 59.31W vs 114.5W Around 50% lower typical power consumption
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.54 GHz vs 4.13 GHz Around 10% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Much lower annual home energy cost 17.59 $/year vs 39.42 $/year 2.2x lower annual home energy cost
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 63.95 $/year vs 115.63 $/year Around 45% lower annual commercial energy cost

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i5 760 vs i3 550

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i5 760
6,297
Core i3 550
4,220

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i5 760
2,089
Core i3 550
2,011

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i5 760
132,200 MB/s
Core i3 550
128,500 MB/s

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i5 760
5,838
Core i3 550
4,118

GeekBench (64-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i5 760
6,551
Core i3 550
4,562

GeekBench

Core i5 760
7,997
Core i3 550
5,988

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

Core i5 760
3,903
Core i3 550
2,834

PassMark (Single Core)

Core i5 760
1,196
Core i3 550
1,299

Reviews Word on the street

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i5 760  vs
i3 550 
Clock speed 2.8 GHz 3.2 GHz
Cores Quad core Dual core
Socket type
LGA 1156
Is unlocked No No

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Supports trusted computing No No
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE2
MMX
SSE4
SSE3
SSE
SSE4.1
SSE4.2
Supplemental SSE3
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

integrated graphics

GPU None GPU
Label N/A Intel® HD Graphics
Number of displays supported N/A 2
GPU clock speed N/A 733 MHz

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1333
DDR3-1066
DDR3
Channels Dual Channel Dual Channel
Maximum bandwidth 21,333.32 MB/s 21,333.32 MB/s
Maximum memory size 16,384 MB 16,773.12 MB

details

Core i5 760  vs
i3 550 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 4 4
L2 cache 1 MB 0.5 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 0.25 MB/core
L3 cache 8 MB 4 MB
L3 cache per core 2 MB/core 2 MB/core
Manufacture process 45 nm 32 nm
Transistor count 774,000,000 382,000,000
Max CPUs 1 1
Clock multiplier 21 24
Voltage range 0.65 - 1.4V 0.65 - 1.4V
Operating temperature Unknown - 72.7°C Unknown - 72.6°C

overclocking

Overclock popularity 131 17
Overclock review score 0.9 2
Overclocked clock speed 4.13 GHz 4.54 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.49 GHz 3.2 GHz
PassMark (Overclocked) 1,682.4 2,830.2
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.13 GHz 4.54 GHz

power consumption

TDP 95W 73W
Annual home energy cost 39.42 $/year 17.59 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 115.63 $/year 63.95 $/year
Performance per watt 1.3 pt/W 1.98 pt/W
Typical power consumption 114.5W 59.31W

bus

Architecture DMI DMI
Number of links 1 1
Transfer rate 2,500 MT/s 2,500 MT/s
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