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Intel Core i5-2500 Vs Core i5-760 Comparison

Intel Core i5-2500 Vs Core i5-760 Comparison by starredreviews.com

The newer 2nd generation core i5 or the Sandy Bridge Core i5-2500 outperforms the 1st generation core i5-760. And this is not just because of the higher clock frequency. TheĀ  Sandy Bridge has better architecture, improved turbo boost 2.0. The Core i5-2500 also has Integrated Graphics Unit that will give decent performance for video encoding, 1080p display and low to mid level gaming.
Table : Core i5-2500 Vs Core i5-760 Feature Differences

Feature Core i5-2500 Core i5-760
Core Frequency 3.3 GHz 2.80 GHz
No. Of Cores 4 ( 4 Hyperthreads) 4 ( 4 Hyperthreads)
Cache Organization 6 MB Intel Smart Cache 8 MB L3 Smart Cache
Turbo Frequency 3.7 GHz 3.33 GHz
TDP Rating 95 Watts 95 Watts
64 Bit Support Y Y
Lithography 32 nm 45 nm
Integrated Memory Controller DDR3-1333 DDR3-1333
Integrated Graphics Yes, Base 850 MHz, Turbo 1.1 GHz No Integrated Graphics


Table : Core i5-2500 Vs Core i5-760 Benchmarking Comparison

Benchmarks Core i5-2500 Core i5-760
PassMark Score 6442 4572
Super Pi 2M (Lower in better) Not available Not available
3D Mark 06 CPU Not available Not available
Windows 7 Experience Score Not available Not available

Some more details of Core i5-2500

The core i5-2500 is the second generation Core i5 processor, more popularly known as the Sandy bridge Processor. There have been several improvement over the previous generation core i5 processor, most notable among them is the improvement in the integrated graphics ( x2 performance improvement). The new Turbo 2.0 further boosts the performance. In the lithography improvement the we now have a unified 32 nm die having everything on a single die.

Some more details of Core i5-760

This quad core Lynnfield processor, priced at $205 offers competition to AMD’s low price high performance Hex core Phenom ii processors. Its turbo boost leads good performance. It has been stripped off the Hyperthreading and supports memory clock upto 1333, unlike the core i7s that support DDR3-1600. The arrival of the Sandy Bridge has shifted the focus, but Core i5-760 has done its job of offering competition and resistance to the resurgent Hex Phenom II Hex cores from AMD ( Phenom II X6 1055T and 1075T).

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  1. Brian
    May 14th, 2011 at 00:29 | #1

    I would instead go for i5-2500K, overclock it for to a stable point with a stock cooler and the life is all set for the next 3 years…