Intel Core i5 Processor – An Overview of Key Features and Benefits

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When it comes to excellence in processor performance, Intel continues to pull all the stops with its newest entries into the market. Launched in early September, 2009, the Intel Core i5 processor is one of Intel’s recent innovations, which offers smart performance with a speed boost. This processor delivers solid performance for day-to-day applications, not to mention its ability to increase speed as required for the more demanding tasks. And already, it’s being touted as the mainstream version of Intel Core i7.

Mobility

Intel Core i5 processor will power an ultra thin laptop to boost not only your performance, but your style as well. You can now indulge in a much faster, smarter and thinner laptop than before, in an ultra-sleek design and with enhanced battery life. A thinner laptop weighs less and is more portable, therefore allowing for greater mobility.

Performance

Intel Core i5 Turbo Boost Technology allows for automatic speeding up of the processor when the PC requires extra performance, thus giving you smart performance with a speed boost. This feature is however only available in select models of the Intel Core i5 processor-based systems.

Intel Hyper-Threading Technology features 4-way multi-task processing which enables each core of the processor to handle 2 tasks simultaneously, thus delivering the performance required for smart multitasking. No matter how many applications you are working with at the same time, you and your PC will not be slowed down at all.

Intel HD Graphics technology is included to provide excellent visual performance for rich color, sharp imaging, as well as life-like video and audio. You can now enjoy your movies and internet videos in high-definition, get full Microsoft Windows 7 support, as well as play popular game titles. You can do all this without the need for an extra add-in video card as this is all built-in.

Laptops powered by Intel Core i5 processor and featuring 4g WiMAX wireless technology can deliver great smart performance from internet speed which is four times faster than 3G.

Compatibility

Intel Core i5 processors are used to power ultra thin laptops such as the Sony VAIO Series, HP dv4, Dell Inspiron 15R, Toshiba Satellite L500, HP Pavilion dv4i Series, CyberPower Xplorer X5, Sager NP7652, ASUS N61JV, CyberPower Xplorer X5 and the Lenovo ThinkPad T Series.

Security

Intel Core i5 is optimized for a number of security-related technologies including MacAfee security, WinZip file compression, the Bit Locker in 64-bit Windows 7, as well as PGP security. This will come as a relief for laptop owners, seeing as an estimated 12,000 laptops get stolen each week from airports alone.

Some more Features

• Intel Core i5-700 and i5-600 processor series with Intel Turbo Boost Technology;

• 4 processing threads;

• Up to 8 MB of Intel Smart Cache;

• Intel HD Graphics on Intel Core i5-600 processor series; and,

• 2 channels of DDR3 1333 MHz memory.

Intel has long been recognized as the leading name in cutting-edge performance processors, and the Intel Core i5 very well lives up to this reputation.

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