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

Test Setup And Components

System Hardware
Performance Benchmarks
(Socket LGA1156)
MSI P55-GD65 (Rev. 1.0)
Chipset: Intel P55, BIOS: 1.42 (09/08/2009)
CPU IntelIntel Core i5-750 (45nm, 2.66 GHz, 4 x 256KB L2 and 8MB Shared L3 Cache, TDP 95W, Rev. B1)
CPU Intel IIIntel Core i5-750S (45nm, 2.4 GHz, 4 x 256KB L2 and 8MB Shared L3 Cache, TDP 82W, Rev. B1)
RAM DDR3 (dual)2 x 2GB DDR3-1600 (Corsair CM3X2G1600C9DHX)
GraphicsZotac Geforce GTX 260²
GPU: Geforce GTX 260 (576 MHz), Graphics RAM: 896MB DDR3 (1,998 MHz), Stream Processors: 216, Shader Clock: 1,242 MHz
Hard DriveWestern Digital VelociRaptor, 300GB (WD3000HLFS)
10,000 RPM, SATA/300, 16MB Cache
Power SupplyPC Power & Cooling, Silencer 750EPS12V 750W
System Software & Drivers
Operating SystemWindows Vista Enterprise Version 6.0 x64
Service Pack 2 (Build 6000)
Drivers and Settings
Intel Chipset DriversChipset Installation Utility Ver.
Intel Storage DriversMatrix Storage Drivers Ver.
Audio Benchmarks and Settings
iTunesVersion:, Audio CD ("Terminator II" SE), 53 min., Convert to AAC audio format
Lame MP3

Version 3.98

Audio CD "Terminator II SE", 53 min.

convert WAV to MP3 audio format

Command: -b 160 --nores (160 Kbps)
Video Benchmarks Settings


Video: Terminator 2 SE DVD (720x576, 16:9) 5 Minutes

Audio: Dolby Digital, 48000 Hz, 6-channel, English

Advanced Acoustic Engine MP3 Encoder (160 Kbps, 44.1 KHz)
DivX 6.8.5

Version: 6.8.5

== Main Menu ==


== Codec Menu ==

Encoding mode: Insane Quality

Enhanced multi-threading

Enabled using SSE4

Quarter-pixel search

== Video Menu ==

Quantization: MPEG-2
XviD 1.2.1

Version: 1.2.1

Other Options / Encoder Menu -

Display encoding status = off
Mainconcept Reference 1.6.1

Version: 1.6.1

MPEG-2 to MPEG-2 (H.264)

MainConcept H.264/AVC Codec

28 sec HDTV 1920x1080 (MPEG-2)


MPEG-2 (44.1 kHz, 2-Channel, 16-Bit, 224 Kbps)

Codec: H.264

Mode: PAL (25 FPS)

Profile: Settings for eight threads
Application Benchmarks and Settings
Grisoft AVG Anti-Virus 8

Version: 8.5.287

Virus base: 270.12.16/2094


Scan: some compressed ZIP and RAR archives
Winrar 3.9

Version 3.90 x64 BETA 1

Compression = Best

Benchmark: THG-Workload
Winzip 12

Version 12.0 (8252)

WinZip Commandline Version 3

Compression = Best

Dictionary = 4096KB

Benchmark: THG-Workload
Autodesk 3ds Max 2009

Version: 9 x64

Rendering Dragon Image

Resolution: 1920 x 1280 (frame 1-5)
Adobe Photoshop CS 4 (64 bit)

Version: 11

Filtering a 16MB TIF (15000x7266)


Radial Blur (Amount: 10; Method: zoom; Quality: good)

Shape Blur (Radius: 46 px; custom shape: Trademark sysmbol)

Median (Radius: 1px)

Polar Coordinates (Rectangular to Polar)
Adobe Acrobat 9 Professional

Version: 9.0.0 (Extended)

== Printing Preferenced Menu ==

Default Settings: Standard

== Adobe PDF Security - Edit Menu ==

Encrypt all documents (128-bit RC4)

Open Password: 123

Permissions Password: 321
Microsoft Powerpoint 2007

Version: 2007 SP2


Powerpoint Document (115 Pages)

Adobe PDF-Printer
Deep Fritz 11

Version: 11

Fritz Chess Benchmark Version 4.2

System Details: MSI P55-GD65 and Zotac GeForce GTX 260²