Intel i5 760 Review
Published: 19th August 2010 | Source: Intel | Price: |
For testing the i5 760 we used a slightly modified version of our standard LGA1156 test setup. The main upgrade is the switch from the Corsair HX850 to the class-leading Corsair AX1200.
ASUS Maximus III Extreme P55
4GB Corsair Dominator GT
Noctua NH-D14 with MX3
Windows 7 Ultimate
Intel i7-870, Intel i5-750, Intel i5-760
As I said on the previous page, all of the Intel Core processors are capable of being handily overclocked. The first task is to detune the multiplier and see how far the BCLK will push. The 760 hit a very respectable 225.1 MHz which gives us plenty of wiggle room to obtain both a good high overclock and a nice stable one too.
Starting off with the stable one which we will use for our overclock benchmarks, the i5-760 managed an easy 4 GHz at a reasonable 1.256v on the VCore. 200x20 is something that nearly all Intel chips can do these days and is a very good clock to set your RAM and such like from. All this with such low volts means that even when stressed with Prime95 and using the old faithful Noctua NH-D14 temperatures never went above 60c!
Having attained stability it's time to see how far we can run the 760.
Increasing the VCore to 1.464 we got to 4414 MHz, a 1.6 GHz overclock. As you can see compared to our 4GHz test setup, the moment you cross the 4GHz threshold the extra voltage needed increases far too much to justify a few extra MHz. The picture below links to the validation page.