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Intel Intros Core i5 680 and Pentium E5500

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  1. btarunr

    btarunr Editor & Senior Moderator Staff Member

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    Intel introduced two new dual-core processors, the high-end Core i5 680, and the value-segment Pentium Dual-Core E5500. The former is an LGA1156 chip that runs on Intel P55, H55, H57, Q55, Q57 chipsets, while the latter is an LGA775 chip that works on most recent LGA775 motherboards. The Core i5 680 uses the 32 nm based Clarkdale core. At 3.60 GHz (27 x 133 MHz) with a Turbo Boost speed of 3.86 GHz, the i5 680 is expected to be the fastest dual-core processor ever made. Its embedded Intel HD Graphics controller is clocked at 733 MHz. It has L2 caches of 256 KB per core, and a shared L3 cache of 4 MB. It supports two channels of DDR3 memory. With HyperThreading enabled, the chip gives the OS four logical CPUs to deal with. It has a TDP of 73W.

    The Pentium Dual-Core E5500 is based on the 45 nm Wolfdale-2M core, it has a clock speed of 2.80 GHz (14 x 200 MHz), and FSB speed of 800 MHz. It has a shared L2 cache of 2 MB, and TDP of 65W. While the Core i5 680 is priced at US $294, the E5500 goes for $75. All prices are per-piece in 1000 unit tray quantities.
     
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    Great news!
     
  3. FreedomEclipse

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    Sigh - do we REALLY need more 775 processors??? christ....

    A lot of E-tailers & Retailers still have stock of E7200 upto E8xxx's - do we really really really I mean REALLY need another cheap ass processor to cover the cheap ass side of the market for the people that cant afford a lowend quad or OEMs that still have cheap ass 775 rigs to boot out???

    Obviously - this E5500 is probably going to clock like a real motherf**ker like the E5200 did but thats a moot point as most of the people with some common sense have already moved onto i5. the 775 no longer has a stage to dance on - let it die already.
     
  4. kajson

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    I'm still waiting for big fat pricecuts on the Q9xxx series. But sofar it seems like microsoft is done with huge pricecuts :/ a nice Q9400 for 99$ or something..
     
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    microcenter selling em for 179$ (q9550) was 150$ x2 week ago, sorry OT

    But true tho we dont really need another 775 just let it die
     
  6. toyo New Member

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    Those i5 speeds are really nice; we have finally&officially escaped from the Core 2 frequency regression era - the P IV are no longer champions I believe...
     
  7. kajson

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    Problem is I live in the netherlands, and somehow most hardware is a lot cheaper in the states, and as far europe goes the netherlands is pretty cheap even, only germany is a little cheaper it seems.
     
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    Yes, many people don't want or need more. They want something cheap and efficient :)

    Though I don't see the point in another E5xx due to the existence of the current E5xx chips. You'd be hard pressed to find a 5200 that didn't pass 3Ghz.
     
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    you can get a E5200 for around 50-60GBP (77-87USD) though, that being said - the E5200 has been out a fairly long time now & I suppose stocks are probably starting to dwindle a little since i5's are now the focus of the low/mid range market.

    if you want low cost energy efficiency grab an i3, i5 or one of AMDs CPUs
     
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    I think the 5500 one wants to take care of the segment that amd is ruling, but no way....
     
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    Intel should offer low-power, possibly even lower clocked "old" processors. We really dont need any more "65W" dual core pentiums. They need to try and get under then 35W envelope so that passive silent coolers would work.

    Intel needs to think strategically on focus on the three "consumer" segments:

    1. Speed enthusiasts, focusing on premium
    2. Regular users, regular computers, focusing on cheap
    3. Low power, HTPC, internet email terminals, NAS, Kids PCs, small scale servers, focusing on reducing power, where the strategic thinking about an upgrade path on existing equipment isnt "upgrade to go a bit faster" but rather "upgrade to be a lot more efficient and quieter". Boxed. With passive coolers.

    As the world begins to go nuclear due to ever increasing power demands, we the consumer should focus on lowering our Watt-print in everything except our gaming rigs. ;)
     
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    I think Intel wants to support the LGA775 platform so that people don't complain that Intel abandoned them. Just like how AMD is support AM2 by using AM2+ I think.
     
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    The move that amd did is much better than intel's plan. It is already shipping low power cpu, normally with a higher cost. If intel does the same move, than it would be real trouble, as its cpus will cost much more.
     
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    The current dual core i5 and i7 mobile processors are 35W and below. The i7 620M dual core 2.66 GHz base 3.33 GHz turbo is 35 W TDP.
     
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    Mobile processors is normal that they are low powered. Despite of this, we are talking about desktop "old socket" cpus which we are not interested anymore. What would make us interested is lowering wattage.
     
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    How about an i5 without igp??
    One of those blazing fast 32nm dual cores without igp would do wonders, besides being cheaper and having lower tdp, for those that dont really need a quad or dont want one, it should be nice...
     
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    or a 32nm quad core?
     
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    with 65w tdp, that'd be good too...
     
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    I assume you mean Intel. lol
     
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    When I was 12 I believed Microsoft n Intel are the same.

    Microsoft Intel.
     
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    They are kind of, mutually beneficial hardware & software lock in, but now MS needs to get it's OSes running on Cell, PowerPC, ARM, GF100 & R870if it wants a place in the emerging class of web/cloud focused devices between the Smartphone and Netbook where battery life can be traded against the ever increasing raw computational power it has been used to (and encouraged). While Intel needs to convince Android/Chrome/iPad and other emerging OSes to run on it's hardware.
     
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    i bet that 680 is going to be an overclocking monster
     
  23. kajson

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    Oops ;) however noone noticed up till now it says enough. :twitch:
     
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    The lol part does the job
     

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