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The Intel® Core™ Processor Family: Not Just Faster. Smarter. - Previous Generation Intel® Core™ i5 Processor

Intel® Core™ i5 Processor

The previous generation Intel® Core™ i5 processor, part of Intel's family of processors, puts smart performance well within your reach. It delivers solid performance for everyday applications, with the ability to increase speed as needed for demanding tasks.

Thanks to the Intel® Turbo Boost Technology,1 the previous generation Intel Core i5 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 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 i5-430M processor to a three-year-older PC based on the previous generation Intel® Core™ Duo processor T2250. 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

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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. PCMark* Vantage is a collection of various single- and multi-threaded CPU, Graphics, and HDD test sets with the focus on Windows Vista* application tests. Tests have been selected to represent a subset of the individual Windows Vista Consumer Scenarios.

4. Intel® High Definition Experience and Performance Rate Test 2009 (Intel® HDXPRT 2009) is a benchmark that runs consumer digital media applications on a PC, measures performance, and provides an indicator of the expected quality of video playback. Intel® HDXPRT 2009 automatically runs tests using commercially available applications from the following usage categories: music encoding, photo and video editing, and High Definition video playback. Results may vary depending on many variables including the processor, memory, disk drive, graphics card, and operating system on the test system. For more information go to: www.intelcapabilitiesforum.net/articles/hdxprt_2009/.

5. 3DMark Vantage* is a 3D graphics benchmark, designed for Microsoft Windows Vista* and DirectX* 10. It includes two graphics tests, two CPU tests, and several feature tests. The CPU tests measures the contribution of the processor on 3D graphical performance while the graphics test measures game simulation performance.

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.