Hardware Roundup: Intel Core i5 750 and Core i7 870 Processors Edition

Nemo - September 8, 2009 04:03AM in CPU's

After all the previews and marketing hype the official launch today of Intel's Core i5 and Core i7 "Lynnfield" processors comes as somewhat of a relief. The corresponding LGA1156 socket motherboards based on the P55 chipset also come out from under wraps, although we have been seeing previews of the boards for quite some time. The new processors are intended to bring Intel's Nehalem architecture to the mainstream market with the initial launch of three new processors - the Core i7 870 and 860 along with the Core i5 750. Briefly, you're looking at clock speeds of 2.93 GHz for the Core i7 870, 2.8 GHz for the Core i7 860 and 2.66 GHz for the Core i5 750. The Core i7 processors will feature Intel's Hyper Threading technology as well. The Lynnfield processors also use a dual-channel memory controller, reducing the pin count to 1156, hence the need for a new LGA1156 socket motherboards based on the P55 chipset. With all the reviews in the roundup, you can read about the rest of the details by checking out the links below.

Intel Core i5 750 Core i7 870 @ OCC
Intel Lynnfield Core i7-870 and Core i5-750 Processor @ PC Perspective
Intel's Core i5-750 and Core i7-870 processors @ Tech Report
Intel Lynnfield Core i5 and Core i7 Processors @ [H]ardOCP
Intel Core i5 750 Processor @ TechSpot
Intel Core i5 and i7 Processors and P55 Express Chipset @ HotHardware
Intel Core i7 870/Core i5 750/P55 Express chipset @ Motherboards.org
Intel Core i5 750 & i7 870 @ Neoseeker
Intel Core i7-870 & i5-750 - Nehalem for the Mainstream @ Techgage
Intel 'Lynnfield' Core i5 750 and Core i7 870 Performance Testing @ TweakTown
Intel i7 870 & i5 750 CPUs @ Bjorn3D