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Old April 19, 2010, 10:29 AM
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<p>Intel has expanded on its mid-range LGA-1156 lineup, introducing the Core i5 680. It also looks to keep LGA775 alive by also releasing the Pentium E5500.The Core i5 680 is just a rung up over the 670, clocked at a blistering 3.60 GHz with Turbo boost at 3.86GHz. It is a dual core CPU, with hyperthreading for 4 threads, 4MB of L3 cache, integrate... [ Read full article ]
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they better have some more for 775, millions and millions of active puters with 775 sockets in use.
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^ Agreed. I'm still not giving up my E8400 for another year at least.. On the other hand a processor that starts at 3.6 ghz, wow that was like a safe overclocking point for lots of LGA 775 processors. Something tells me somebody is really going to try and go for the 5 ghz overclock on that chip.. $300 is worth it, I think..
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You're no more likely to hit 5 GHZ with that chip than with the i3 530, which retails for less than half the price. Core i5 dual cores are a HUGE waste of money, even the 750 doesn't outperform the i3 clock for clock enough to justify double the price tag. I'd be interested in a new quad core i5, cheaper than the 750 maybe...
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I second that, i3s are just simply badass chips, sooo easy to overclock past 4ghz.
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The I5-750 isnt even based off of the 32nm series. As far as the I3s, neither are they. To assume that an I3 is more "badass" then an I5 is just an uneducated blunder.
I3s do not support Turbo Boost, so when you are running an app that is utilizing one core, it will fall far behind the I5.
I3 caps off at 3.06ghz with the 540, The I4 caps off at 3.6 with the 680, which has turbo boost of 3.86ghz (without overclocking).
Keep in mind both these chips have the same TDP. However most I3-540s can only be air cooled to 3.8ghz (roughly), Where the I5-670 has reached over 4.5ghz+ on air cooling.
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As far as the I3s, neither are they.
Wrong. All Core i3 CPUs are manufactured on Intel's 32nm process.
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Pointless to argue with someone hiding behind guest!
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The I5-750 isnt even based off of the 32nm series. As far as the I3s, neither are they. To assume that an I3 is more "badass" then an I5 is just an uneducated blunder.
I3s do not support Turbo Boost, so when you are running an app that is utilizing one core, it will fall far behind the I5.
I3 caps off at 3.06ghz with the 540, The I4 caps off at 3.6 with the 680, which has turbo boost of 3.86ghz (without overclocking).
Keep in mind both these chips have the same TDP. However most I3-540s can only be air cooled to 3.8ghz (roughly), Where the I5-670 has reached over 4.5ghz+ on air cooling.

I know it's pointless, but I'll do it anyway.

1. i3's are 32nm
2. Just because something is manufactured on a smaller process, that doesn't make it better.
3. You need to educate yourself as to the difference between i3 and i5. Other than clock speeds/multipliers, the only difference is turbo boost. Have you ever overclocked one of these processors? Turbo boost only works in full auto mode; as soon as you overclock, it doesn't work.
4. If you want an idea of what these chips (both i3 and i5) can do, have a look at this:

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Ok maybe a dumb question and I just dont have time to research myself but should I be getting rid of my systems and going i3? (see my sig)

Or will I be fine with my systems for a little longer.
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