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Is i5-750 Better on P55 vs. H57?

Is it better to install a Core i5-750 processor with a P55 chipset vs. an H55/57 chipset, or does it not make a difference?

Reason I ask: OEMs seem to like the H57 chipset because they can offer a choice between Core i3, Core i5-6xx and Core i5-750 processors on the same computer.
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  1. H55/57 will run the i5 750 just fine, just no CFX or SLI.
  2. AMW1011 said:
    H55/57 will run the i5 750 just fine, just no CFX or SLI.


    Thank you - that's good to know. I'm not a gamer, so CF and SLI are not important to me.

    I've also seen OEMs, like HP, that offer Core i5-750, i7-860 and i7-870 on H57. Makes me wonder: Why bother with P55 at all,,,unless you're interested in CF and SLI.
  3. P55 owns :)
  4. hansen_chicken said:
    P55 owns :)


    Perhaps you want to expand on that?
  5. P55 = better overclocking, in theory, and CFX and SLI. It is the higher end chipset, but H55/57 works just fine if you don't need CFX or SLI.
  6. Get the cheaper one. Since you aren't gaming so cf/sli isn't your priority.

    Also H57 will let you OC upto some extent(If not to the extent of P55)

    :)
  7. Thanks for the extra information. I think I'm almost at my answer now.

    I don't game, so CF and SLI don't matter to me.
    I'm not an overclocker (yet) so overclock-ability is not a consideration for me.

    Therefore, it seems to me that I need not be concerned if an OEM offers a Lynnfield processor like Core i5-750 on an H57 chipset vs. a P55 chipset. My Lynnfield processor will not suffer any performance loss, and it's hilarious that I would even wonder about such a silly thing. :lol:

    Have I got it right now?
  8. Yes. The i5 750 is fully compatible with the H55/57 chipset. H55/57 is mostly targeted for budget builds and for the Core i3/5 CPUs that have an on-die graphics. Just remember that the i5 750 does not have the on-die graphics chip.
  9. Best answer
    Yes you've got it right.
    H57 is good for you.
  10. Best answer selected by Bulldog17.
  11. Bulldog17 said:
    Is it better to install a Core i5-750 processor with a P55 chipset vs. an H55/57 chipset, or does it not make a difference?

    Reason I ask: OEMs seem to like the H57 chipset because they can offer a choice between Core i3, Core i5-6xx and Core i5-750 processors on the same computer.



    Here is a link to my video. I have the Gigabyte USB 3.0 and wow it has a lot feature no one here is talking about
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sUa1UASQHk0

    Here is a link to a P55 motherboard
    GIGABYTE GA-P55-USB3 LGA 1156 Intel P55 USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128425
    It has this software where you can safety overclocked your CPU call the smart 6
    This mother overall is a great buy and super good when it comes down to gaming.

    The other features are Auto Green, enegrysaver 2 and raid controller.
    I love this mobo, just check out my video on my youtube page
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