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Intel Core i5-750S: Since When Does The S Mean Slow?
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Core i5-750 at Idle

The Core i5-750 runs at a multiplier of 9x and 0.856V when idle. The result is an effective 1200 MHz clock speed.The Core i5-750 runs at a multiplier of 9x and 0.856V when idle. The result is an effective 1200 MHz clock speed.

Core i5-750 at Peak Multi-Threaded Workload

Running heavily threaded applications pushes Turbo Boost to kick in, which boosts the clock speed by one multiplier increment from 2.66 to 2.80 GHz by setting the multiplier from 20x to 21x. The voltage jumps to 1.192V.

Core i5-750 at Peak Single-Threaded Workload

Finally, a single-threaded application such as WinZip will have the Turbo Boost feature switching one or two cores to a 24x multiplier, resulting in an effective 3.2 GHz core clock speed at 1.256V.

Core i5-750S at Idle

The new S-model isn’t any different at idle. A 9x multiplier, 1,200 MHz core clock speed, and 0.872V are very similar to the regular model.

Core i5-750S at Peak Multi-Threaded Workload

Unfortunately, the heavily threaded workload doesn't increase the processor speed beyond 2.40 GHz. This is already 266 MHz less than the base speed on the regular model and clearly impacts performance, as you'll see in the benchmark section. The 1.104V is a bit lower than what the system applied to the Core i5-750 at 2.8 GHz.

Core i5-750S at Peak Single-Threaded Workload

A continuous WinZip workload, which only involves a single processing core, has Turbo Boost switch to 3.2 GHz. Again the voltage is at 1.256V, very much like on the regular Core i5-750 CPU.

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    Bluescreendeath , March 3, 2010 5:15 AM
    Basically, the i5-750S is an overpriced and totally useless product.
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    requiemsallure , March 3, 2010 5:14 AM
    i dont quite understand who would buy this with it being so worse than the normal i5-750 and close in price to the i7-920...
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    noob2222 , March 3, 2010 5:16 AM
    The S stands for $, its a little more suttle to use an S instead. Just buy a 750 and undervolt it like the last SBM builds. All just another way for Intel to price gouge when they feel like it.
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  • 25 Hide
    requiemsallure , March 3, 2010 5:14 AM
    i dont quite understand who would buy this with it being so worse than the normal i5-750 and close in price to the i7-920...
  • 27 Hide
    Bluescreendeath , March 3, 2010 5:15 AM
    Basically, the i5-750S is an overpriced and totally useless product.
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    noob2222 , March 3, 2010 5:16 AM
    The S stands for $, its a little more suttle to use an S instead. Just buy a 750 and undervolt it like the last SBM builds. All just another way for Intel to price gouge when they feel like it.
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    nonxcarbonx , March 3, 2010 5:17 AM
    That's absolutely ridiculous that Intel would expect consumers to pay upwards of $70 more for a lesser product. Especially because generally, the people that buy these individual models aren't stupid. I'm just looking forward to AMD 6 cores...
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    anamaniac , March 3, 2010 5:18 AM
    BluescreendeathBasically, the i5-750S is an overpriced and totally useless product.

    Yeap...

    Atleast the C2Q S models were cherry binned models.
    Houw abut some cherry binned i5 750's? I'm sure they could do a lot better than 82W...
    (Such as some of the LGA 1366 Xeon models being only 80W, while having pimp performance still, assuming you can ignore a price tag that rivals the i7-975).

    How about a refresh of all your current lines for 32nm? Or are you still having issues with yields or something on 32nm?

    DO NOT WANT!
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    quantumrand , March 3, 2010 5:51 AM
    I would hope it's a lot cheaper than the i5-750. It really just looks like the 750S is made up of the reject chips that couldn't hold their temperatures well enough.
  • 8 Hide
    digitalrazoe , March 3, 2010 5:54 AM
    I will stick to my AMD CPUs .. thank you ..
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    digitalrazoe , March 3, 2010 5:56 AM
    The "S" means .. wait .. kids may be reading this...
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    jsowoc , March 3, 2010 6:32 AM
    There is only one case where someone would use a 750S, and they mentioned it in the article. If you have a small power supply, or for other reasons cannot ever go above 83W for your CPU, this processor is for you. Otherwise, don't buy it.
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    evolve60 , March 3, 2010 6:54 AM
    the S stands for Shitty this time, not Savings like it did on the C2Qs.
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    shubham1401 , March 3, 2010 8:10 AM
    Totally useless CPU for totally useless price...
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    Anonymous , March 3, 2010 8:33 AM
    Phenom II x6 please =)
    I'm sure this CPU would have some potential if it was the same price as the stock i5-750.
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    mfarrukh , March 3, 2010 9:36 AM
    I don't see the point as its price is too close to original one.
    It'd been good if it was around $140
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    Sihastru , March 3, 2010 9:47 AM
    Question regarding this CPU vs. anything AMD has to offer. Is the 750S still overall faster then anything AMD has to offer in an 90W - 140W power envelope?
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    JPForums , March 3, 2010 11:15 AM
    The "S" is for Sucks. (See Strong Bad E-Mails)
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    JPForums , March 3, 2010 11:33 AM
    Quote:
    Question regarding this CPU vs. anything AMD has to offer. Is the 750S still overall faster then anything AMD has to offer in an 90W - 140W power envelope?


    Doesn't matter. Being better than AMD's competition still wouldn't make it a viable product. The regular 750 still outperforms it for less money and at better efficiencies. So again, it doesn't matter. Unless, of course, your motive was to rub it in the face of AMD Fanbois by saying even this failure of a product is better than theirs. Regardless, I doubt many people in the know will see value in this product while the regular 750 remains.

    Quote:
    There is only one case where someone would use a 750S, and they mentioned it in the article. If you have a small power supply, or for other reasons cannot ever go above 83W for your CPU, this processor is for you.


    Or you can get out of the habit of cutting cost on the PSU. If 12W is the difference between stable and not stable, your selection of PSUs was inappropriate in the first place.
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    nukemaster , March 3, 2010 11:37 AM
    i7/i5 under volt very well, so get a good board that supports that feature(without turning off speed step) and your good to go.
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    babybeluga , March 3, 2010 12:03 PM
    notty22Where were all the brain dead comments yesterday when AMD released a 150 dollar m/b with worse performance than its predecessor. And with the news you suckers will need it to run the hexacore you kiddies can't afford anyways. Its why you SETTLE for AMD to begin with ? Catch22 lol


    Meh...first round bios.

    I don't "settle" for AMD. I don't do anything taxing enough on a processor to warrant spending over $200. I picked up an MSI G55 mobo and a Phenom II x4 925 from fry's for $165. If you want to show me a better intel deal than that, be my guest. Have fun paying 50% more for the similarly spec'd intel components.
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    Ciuy , March 3, 2010 12:18 PM
    intel frucked up? :o 
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