Intel i5 760 Review
Published: 19th August 2010 | Source: Intel | Price: |
Todays comparisons are really two-fold. Firstly it's the comparison of the stock 750 against the stock 760. We'd expect to see the stock i5 760 have an edge throughout the testing because of the increase in clock speed.
The second thing to keep an eye on is the i5 760 against the i7 870. The main difference between the two is the i7 870 has Hyper-Threading and so should benefit in certain tests.
As the overclocked i5 760 is running at 4 GHz we'd expect it to dominate all of our charts. To save repetition I'll only point out the main differences between these expectations and the results.
Everest Ultimate Edition
Couple of things of note here. Firstly the CPU Queen test doesn't seem to take advantage of Hyper-Threading, or if it does it's so hard on the CPU that it has no overhead available to create new threads.
Secondly we all know that compression algorithms do use every thread available and yet the 760 at 4GHz still manages to stand astride our graph like a Collosus.
CineBench and POV-Ray
CineBench gives us pretty much the results we were expecting although the OpenGL result for the 870 is slightly lower than expected.
POV-Ray gives us a lovely surprise. The "averaged" result is how many Pixels Per Second (PPS) are rendered in total so it's a measure of the absolute speed you can expect. The "Per CPU" is that score divided by the available threads which is why the 870 with 8 available threads scores so low. There is no doubt the i5-750 rocks these tests totally in overclocked format.
PC Mark Vantage
If there is one thing that we can say about the PC Mark graph, it's extraordinarily linear. In every single test the results go i5-760 OC, i7-870, i5-760 at stock and then i5-750. It also shows how well the components scale across our CPUs.
To borrow a term from the hot rod world, no replacement for displacement. The raw power of the 4 GHz Quad 760 takes an early lead and never looks back.