- Excellent Power to Performance Ratio
- Capable Overclocker
- Iris Pro HD6200 IGP Handles Most General Tasks
- Price Increase Over 4770K & 4790K
- Performance for price ratio could be better
The (5th Gen) Broadwell Core i7-5775C has a 14nm core while the (4th Gen) Devil's Canyon Core i7-4790K (reviewed here) has a 22nm process. The goal of this reduction in size is to reduce power consumption, manage thermal output and improve performance. In this respect, Broadwell is ideal for mobile devices that face the never ending battery-to-performance battle. It can also prove useful in desktop applications where total system power consumption is an issue. That's why the Intel Core i7-5775C Broadwell processor is designed to be a desktop CPU.
The Intel Core i7-5775C offers many familiar design features as well as a couple new ones like a more powerful Iris Pro Graphics 6200 GPU. Unlike the 4GHz 4790K, the 5775C has a base 3.3GHz frequency turbo jumping to 3.7 GHz. But what does this mean in terms of performance? Lets find out!
Features and Specifications
There is a long list of features built into the Intel Core i7-5775C...
- Intel® Turbo Boost Technology 2.0
- Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology
- Intel® Built-In Visuals - Intel® iris™ pro graphics, Intel® Iris™ Graphics, Intel® HD Graphics, Intel® Quick Sync Video, Intel® Clear Video HD, intel® Wireless Display.
- Integrated Memory Controller
- Intel® Smart Cache
- Intel® Virtualization Technology
- Intel® Advanced Encryption Standard New
- Instructions (Intel® AES–NI) - Secure AES engine encryption
- Intel® Power Optimizer and Processor C-States
- Fully Integrated Voltage Regulator (FIVR)
- Configurable TDP Power
- On-Package Cache Memory
- Intel® Iris™ Pro Graphics 6200
- CPU/Memory/Graphics Overclocking
- Intel® Secure Key - (Digital Random Number Generator [DRNG])
- BMI1/BMI2 Instructions
- Intel® Transactional Synchronization Extensions
- New Instructions (Intel® TSX-NI)
- Intel® Advanced Vector Extensions (Intel® AVX) 2.0
- Collaborative Processor Performance Control (CPPC)
- Intel® BIOS Guard
- Intel® Boot Guard - Hardware-based boot, Measured Boot, Trusted Platform Module (TPM) or Intel® Platform Trust Technology (PTT), and Verified Boot.
- Intel® OS Guard
- Intel® Platform Trust Technology
- VMCS Shadowing
- Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT)
- Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA)
- Intel® Rapid Storage Technology (Intel® RST)
- Intel® Smart Response Technology
- Intel® Identity Protection Technology
When looking over the list, the two major features that jump again are the new HD 6200 integrated graphics processor and full 4K display support. Whether you have a desktop or laptop, you should have that benefit depending on the model processor. We'll be focusing on mainly the desktop elements of course.
The table shows the specs that differ from desktop processor to desktop processor. Note the TDP-Down Frequency and TDP-down options. That's one of the engineering features that helps extend battery life within mobile systems, but is also what makes the Intel Core i7-5775C sip power at 65W TDP. Not all chores require full frequency ramp up and therefore can run on less power.