The Core i5 680 appeared on Intel’s pricing list rather quietly and didn’t get a lot of press for what seems a rather attractive chip.  About $10 more than the i5 680 it is replacing and is a 3.6GHz 32nm Clarkdale with two cores, four threads and 4 MB L3 cache.  It was accompanied by the E5500, which will sell under $100, has an 800MHz FSB and clocks at 2.8GHz.  Drop by HEXUS to see more.

“The new, top-end, Core i5 looks like Intel’s fastest dual-core processor yet.”

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