Thursday, August 13th 2009

Core i5 750 Gets First Listing

A little over a fortnight away from launch, one of Intel's first socket LGA-1156 processors, the Core i5 750 has started being listed on popular American online (and ground) retailer Fry's. Not for pre-order or expected stock, but accepting orders for same-day shipping! The processor ended up being priced just where we expected it to be: around the $200 mark (listed on roadmaps so far as $196).

Based on the Nehalem architecture, the Core i5 750 "Lynnfield" is a monolithic quad-core processor with a clock speed of 2.66 GHz, with a QuickPath Interconnect connection to the northbridge it shares the chip package with. It features 256 KB L2 caches per core, and a shared 8 MB L3 cache. Its integrated DDR3 memory controller addresses dual-channel memory. The listing can be found here.
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39 Comments on Core i5 750 Gets First Listing

#1
btarunr
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Many Thanks to DanishDevil for sending this in.
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#2
mudkip
Cool but a bit expensive. For 20$ more you could also buy an i7
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#3
mtosev
im getting an i7 920 :D
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#4
funnyface
Wrong info i think...should be dual channels.
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#5
phanbuey
yeah this is a bit pricey as the 920 is within striking distance...

Gonna wait till 32nm to upgrade.
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#6
$ReaPeR$
i will hold my opinion untill i see some benchies :) this is good news though!
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#7
tigger
I'm the only one
Lol at the $200,wait till you see the price of that in the uk.I wish they would be the equivelant to $200 in the uk.
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#8
kylzer
Meh it don't use QPI either.
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#9
tigger
I'm the only one
I'd guess £150+ for that in the uk,which is more than $200.
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#10
btarunr
Editor & Senior Moderator
by: kylzer
Meh it don't use QPI either.
It does.
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#11
tigger
I'm the only one
How come british retailers can charge a lot more than intels roadmap prices? I hate the way us brits get ripped off on pc hardware prices compared to the u.s.
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#12
AltecV1
by: tigger
How come british retailers can charge a lot more than intels roadmap prices? I hate the way us brits get ripped off on pc hardware prices compared to the u.s.
because you have higher taxes and +transport what makes the product much expencive:o but then again if you broke an arm you dont have to bay the hospital like some people in tha most powerfull country in the world(USA):laugh:
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#14
Fernandz
by: btarunr
It does.
It doesn't. It use DMI for interconnect thru socket, the northbridge is on-chip, and 1156 has only 2 channels of memory. (It could use internal QPI on-chip for communication with the northbridge, but indeed is on-chip, the connection via socket is DMI to the southbridge).
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#15
Zubasa
Honestly... Who gives a damn about the "southbridge" bandwidth.
All the slow stuff goes on the "southbridge" (or whatever intel likes to call it)
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#17
REVHEAD
by: Zubasa
Honestly... Who gives a damn about the "southbridge" bandwidth.
All the slow stuff goes on the "southbridge" (or whatever intel likes to call it)
Just think about it for a sec, P55 has Sata 3.0 , so those pple with SSDs will reap the benefit, this will run through the SB, I personally cant afford SSds but I am sure others will be happy about this.
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#18
Zubasa
by: REVHEAD
Just think about it for a sec, P55 has Sata 3.0 , so those pple with SSDs will reap the benefit, this will run through the SB, I personally cant afford SSds but I am sure others will be happy about this.
You have to understand the SB handles the connection that are "slow" relative to the other intra-system communications.
Even the old-school QDR FSB (which has the highest bandwidth on the 775 platform) is much faster than anything the SB handles.
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#19
Animalpak
by: $ReaPeR$
i will hold my opinion untill i see some benchies :) this is good news though!
I agree, some games benchies !!
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#20
btarunr
Editor & Senior Moderator
by: Fernandz
It doesn't. It use DMI for interconnect thru socket, the northbridge is on-chip, and 1156 has only 2 channels of memory. (It could use internal QPI on-chip for communication with the northbridge, but indeed is on-chip, the connection via socket is DMI to the southbridge).
It does. So does X58. X58 connects to ICH10R using DMI, but the CPU to NB interconnect is QPI, same with Lynnfield. Its CPU to NB interconnect is QPI.

DMI is merely a chipset bus, not a system interconnect. The on-package NB is connecting to the PCH (P55), which is a glorified southbridge, using DMI.
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#21
kylzer
by: btarunr
It does. So does X58. X58 connects to ICH10R using DMI, but the CPU to NB interconnect is QPI, same with Lynnfield. Its CPU to NB interconnect is QPI.

DMI is merely a chipset bus, not a system interconnect. The on-package NB is connecting to the PCH (P55), which is a glorified southbridge, using DMI.
So would the uncore speed be the DMI ?

i'm sorta confused lol
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#22
btarunr
Editor & Senior Moderator
by: kylzer
So would the uncore speed be the DMI ?

i'm sorta confused lol
No, you'll be able to play with QPI speeds just like on X58 platform.
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#24
Tatty_One
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by: Zubasa
Well I also see that UK is the close second :nutkick:

Stupid enough, Hong Kong has a bigger debt than the whole PRC. :roll:
Lol.... a close second? US national debt = over 11 TRILLION $.... UK national debt = £800 Billion, long time since I was at school but with the use of my Abacus it tells me the US debt is about 8x greater taking into account exchange rates....... so double :nutkick: to you :D

To make it a little more subjective though with the USA's much greater population, the UK is in debt to 56% of it's GDP, the US about 71% of GDP, put that in relation to Japan who's national debt is 194% and even Italy's of 102% things dont seem so bad :)
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#25
DaveK
by: AltecV1
because you have higher taxes and +transport what makes the product much expencive:o but then again if you broke an arm you dont have to bay the hospital like some people in tha most powerfull country in the world(USA):laugh:
I pay an even higher tax than the UK but if I broke my arm I'd have to pay. A lot. And wait for about 12 hours. And if I needed a bed I'd be out in the hallway on one.

I'd get the i7 920 anyway.
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