After successful launch of Core i3, Intel launched their Core i5 and right after than Core i7. Ultimate performance is today's demand and to meet that requirements Intel has brought Core series processors.
The Intel Core i5 processor automatically allocates its processing power where most necessary. Suppose you are creating HD videos, while you are creating animation or editing photos, music etc. Core i5 process will determine which of this task needs more power and will allocate its processing power on that task. This technology brings you the comfort of doing high performance multitasking.
There are several series of Core i5 processor. The i5-600 series processors are using 32nm technology and i5-700 series processors are using 45nm technology. All of the processors are featured by Intel Turbo Boost Technology.
– There are 4 processing threads in the processor which makes processing faster.
– Build in HD-Graphics on Intel Core i5-600 processor series.
– Up to 8 MB of Intel Smart Cache.
– 2 channels of DDR3 1333 MHz memory.
Usability & benefits:
Dual-Core processing: 32nm dual Core processing runs 2 independent processor Cores in one physical package at the same frequency.
Intel Smart Cache: Based on the workload the shared cache is allocated to each processor Core. This efficient and dual Core optimized implementation increases the possibility of each Core accessing data from the first cache which significantly reduces latency to frequently used data and boost up the performance.
Intel Turbo Boost Technology: Increases the processor's frequency according to the need by taking advantage of thermal and power headroom when operation below specified limits.
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: This technology delivers 2 processing threads to each physical Core for massive computational throughput. With this technology; highly threaded applications can get work done in parallel, completing the task sooner. As more threads are available, it makes multitasking easier and faster, allows you to do your work accurately and with comfort.
Intel HD Graphics: Powerful & improved video and 3D engine delivers smooth HD video playback and allows mainstream 3D gaming without the need of external video cards. Intel HD Graphics technology provides a suite of video processing, 3D and software technologies which is designed to enhance the image quality and performance. It includes hardware-accelerated decode for Blue-ray dual stream pictures. It supports directx10 and OpenGL 2.1.
Intel Virtualization Technology (Intel VT-x): Intel VT allows one hardware platform to function as multiple "virtual" platforms. For businesses, Intel VT offers improved manageability, limiting downtime and maintaining worker productivity by isolating computing activities into separate partitions.
Advanced Encryption Standard New Instructions (AES-NI): New AES instructions add hardware acceleration to AES algorithms and speeds up the execution of AES applications.
Intel Trusted Execution Technology (Intel TXT): Highly versatile set of hardware extensions for Intel processors and chipsets which, with appropriate software, enhance platform security capabilities.
Intel-Designed Thermal Solution for Boxed Processors: It includes a four-pin connector for fan speed control to help minimize the acoustic noise levels generated from running the fan at higher speeds for thermal performance. Fan speed control technology is based on actual processor temperature and power usage.
There are lots of other enhanced features in Core i5 processors. Overclocking is one of them. Though Intel has launched its new processor Core i7 but those who loves to be a winner, Core i5 is still for them because in the world of Overclocking Core i5 is the best ever.