Legit Processor Reviews
Intel Core i5-750 and Core i7-870 Processors
|Product:||Intel Core i5 and Core i7-800 CPUs|
|Date:||Tue, Sep 08, 2009 - 12:00 AM|
|Written By:||Nathan Kirsch -|
The Core i7-870 and Core i5-750 CPUs
Here is a look at the Intel Core i7-870 processor sitting at an idle state on the desktop of our Windows Vista SP2 64-bit test system. Notice that the processor is only running at 1.2 GHz thanks to Intel's SpeedStep technology. This is key as it will have lower idle power consumption and generate less heat.
During regular use the Intel Core i7-870 can jump up to the rated clock frequency of 2.93GHz (as shown above) as we had turbo mode disabled.
Here we had Turbo mode enabled and some of the cores were at load, so the Intel Core i7-870 was running at 3.20GHz. The Intel Core i7-870 processor has the ability to go all the way up to 3.6GHz when fully loaded with 5+ threads.
Intel Turbo Boost Technology is very interesting technology and it's impressive to see the core go from 1.2GHz to 3.6GHz depending on the work load that is taking place.
Here is the Core i5-750 processor at an idle state.
Here is the Core i5-750 processor running in a Turbo Boost mode.
Next Page - The P55 Express Chipset
Page 1 - Intel Launches Two New CPU Series and a Chipset
Page 2 - The Core i7-870 and Core i5-750 CPUs
Page 3 - The P55 Express Chipset
Page 4 - The Test System
Page 5 - Temperature Testing
Page 6 - Overclocking the Core i7 870 CPU
Page 7 - Sandra 2009 Memory Bandwidth
Page 8 - Photodex ProShow Gold 3.2
Page 9 - Microsoft Excel 2007
Page 10 - Cinebench R10
Page 11 - POV-Ray 3.7 Beta 25
Page 12 - POV-Ray Real-Time Raytracing
Page 13 - Futuremark 3DMark06
Page 14 - World in Conflict
Page 15 - Power Consumption
Page 16 - Final Thoughts and Conclusions