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Smart Performance with a Boost: The Previous Generation Intel® Core™ vPro™ Processor Family

Intel® Core™ i5 vPro™ Processor

The previous generation Intel® Core™ i5 vPro™ processor, Intel's technology for business client systems, is part of the Intel® Core™ processor family. Intel® vPro™ technology continues to stand for best-in-class security and manageability.

Thanks to the Intel® Turbo Boost Technology,1 the previous generation Intel Core i5 vPro processor automatically adapts to whatever you are doing on your PC, dialing-up speed to respond quickly to your needs. The previous generation Intel Core i5 processor is smart performance with a speed boost.

The previous generation Intel Core i5 vPro processor also features Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology,2 which enables each core of your processor to work on two tasks at the same time, delivering the performance you need for smart multitasking. Do not let too many open applications slow you and your PC down. Get smart performance now.

The performance comparisons shown below compare a PC based on the previous generation Intel Core i5-520M processor to a three-year-old PC based on the previous generation Intel® Core™2 Duo processor T5500. The PC includes the Intel® HD Graphics, more memory, more storage capacity, and runs the newly released Microsoft Windows 7* operating system. The three-year-old PC has older graphics technology, less memory, less storage capacity, and runs Microsoft Windows Vista*.

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Product and Performance Information


1. Intel® Turbo Boost Technology requires a PC with a processor with Intel Turbo Boost Technology capability. Intel Turbo Boost Technology performance varies depending on hardware, software, and overall system configuration. Check with your PC manufacturer on whether your system delivers Intel Turbo Boost Technology. See www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/architecture-and-technology/turbo-boost/turbo-boost-technology.html for more information.

2. Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology) requires a computer system with a processor supporting Intel® HT Technology and an Intel® HT Technology-enabled chipset, BIOS, and operating system. Performance will vary depending on the specific hardware and software you use. For more information including details on which processors support Intel® HT Technology, see www.intel.com/products/ht/hyperthreading_more.htm.

3. SYSmark* 2007 preview is BAPCo's latest version of the mainstream office productivity and Internet content creation benchmark tool used to characterize the performance of the business client. SYSmark 2007 preview features user-driven workloads and usage models developed by application experts.

4. Corel WinZip* software compresses and decompresses files. The workload decompresses an encrypted archive containing 200 photos, 125 of which are 10MP photos and 75 of which are 6MP photos. The photos are in JPEG* format. The total size of all the photos is about 830MB.

5. MobileMark* 2007 is a benchmark used to evaluate notebook PC user experience by measuring both performance and battery life at the same time on the same workload. MobileMark 2007 was released in August 2007 and contains workloads that are updated from those found in MobileMark* 2005. Because the workloads within MobileMark 2007 and MobileMark 2005 are different and operating system features between Microsoft Windows* XP and Microsoft Windows* Vista also differ, it is not meaningful to compare the performance scores or battery life results of these two benchmarks.

6. Performance tests and ratings are measured using specific computer systems and/or components and reflect the approximate performance of Intel® products as measured by those tests. Any difference in system hardware or software design or configuration may affect actual performance. Buyers should consult other sources of information to evaluate the performance of systems or components they are considering purchasing. For more information on performance tests and on the performance of Intel products, visit www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/benchmarks/resources-benchmark-limitations.html.

7. Relative performance for each benchmark is calculated by taking the actual benchmark result for the first platform tested and assigning it a value of 1.0 as a baseline. Relative performance for the remaining platforms tested was calculated by dividing the actual benchmark result for the baseline platform into each of the specific benchmark results of each of the other platforms and assigning them a relative performance number that correlates with the performance improvements reported.

8. This workload is a spreadsheet calculation while antivirus software is scanning in the background. The spreadsheet calculates the European put and call option valuation for Black-Scholes* option pricing model using Monte Carlo simulation*. The Black-Scholes model is used to calculate a theoretical call and put price using the five key determinants of an option's price: stock price, strike price, volatility, time to expiration, and short-term (risk free) interest rate. The workload is execution of approximately 300,000 iterations of Monte Carlo simulation using the Black-Scholes basic option pricing formula in Microsoft Excel 2007*. In addition, the workload uses Microsoft Excel* lookup functions to compare the put price from the model with the historical market price for 50,000 rows to understand the convergence. The input file is a 70.1 MB spreadsheet. The second task is Symantec Antivirus Client* software which is used to custom scan a portion of the Windows System32* directory. The size of the directory is about 293MB.