Smart Performance with a Boost: The Previous Generation Intel® Core™ vPro™ Processor Family
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*.
The previous generation Intel® Core™ i5 processor features instructions called Intel® Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) which enables fast and secure data encryption and decryption. The instruction set increases productivity while improving security by encrypting files using the instructions (Intel® AES-NI).
|Notebook PC Configuration
|Notebook PC configurations used for extreme performance measurements
|Intel® Mobile System||Previous generation Intel® Core™2 Duo processor
||Previous generation Intel® Core™ vPro™ processor
||Lenovo ThinkPad T60* (modified)||Lenovo ThinkPad T410*|
|Processor name||Previous generation Intel® Core™2 Duo processor T5500||Previous generation Intel® Core™ i5-520M processor|
|Front Side Bus||667MHz||Integrated memory controller|
|Processor secondary cache
||2MB Level 2 Cache||3MB Level 3 Cache|
|Chipset||Mobile Intel® 945GM Express Chipset||Mobile Intel® HM55 Express Chipset|
|Chipset INF file||184.108.40.2060||220.127.116.110|
|Platform BIOS||Lenovo* 79ETE1WW (2.23)||Lenovo* 6IET38WW (0.38)|
|System memory||2 x 1GB PC2-5300 DDR2-667||2 x 2GB DDR3-1066|
|Hard disk||Hitachi* 320GB 7200RPM SATA2||Hitachi 320GB 7200RPM SATA2|
||Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator 950||Intel® HD Graphics|
|Video memory size/type
||8 MB - dedicated||32 MB - dedicated|
|Video driver version
||Intel® 18.104.22.1687||Intel® 22.214.171.1246|
|Screen resolution||1024 x 768 resolution, 32-bit color||1280 x 800 resolution, 32-bit color|
||SoundMax* High Definition Audio V.126.96.36.19900||Conexant* 20585 SmartAudio HD V.188.8.131.52|
|Network card||Intel® PRO/1000 PL Network V.184.108.40.206||Intel® 82577LM Gigabit Network V.220.127.116.11|
||Microsoft* Windows Vista Ultimate, 6.0 Build 6001, on NTFS||Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate, 6.1 Build 7600, on NTFS, 64 bit|
||Microsoft DirectX* 10||Microsoft DirectX* 11|
|Power management mode
||Lenovo power scheme* for MobileMark* 2007 high performance for other benchmarks||Lenovo power scheme for MobileMark 2007 high performance for other benchmarks|
||55 Wh||61 Wh|
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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. For more information on Intel® processor numbers, go to www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/processors/processor-numbers.html.
9. Final benchmarks based on the final production BIOS may vary from these results. 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/performance/.