Intel Core i7 870/Core i5 750/P55 Express chipset Review :: Conclusion

09-07-2009 · Category: Hardware - Processors

By Elric Phares

Intel has a whole family of products with this launch with new processors, new motherboards to support the processors and a new Platform Controller Hub that changes their entire cost equation. If you want a CPU that offers decent performance without spending the hundreds of dollars a Core i7 920+DDR3 Triple Channel Memory kit+X58 motherboard, the Core i5 750 offers a compelling alternative with slightly lower performance but much lower COO (Cost of Ownership). The Core i7 870, on the other hand offers the same choice for those considering a Core i7 940. A whole slew of motherboards based upon the P55 Express chipset are launching today as well and we have covered some of them for your behalf. Intel did something very interesting this launch, and for those people who want good performance, but have a budget, this is a very nice upgrade path.


Intel Core i7 870/Core i5 750/P55 Express chipset Review