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*.
The Intel® Digital Home Capabilities Assessment Tool3 is used to assess home PC performance on popular tasks like editing photos, compressing Hi-Def videos, and encoding videos to share with your friends on YouTube*.
|Notebook PC Configuration
|Notebook PC configurations used for extreme performance measurements
|Intel® Mobile System||Previous generation Intel® Core™ Duo processor
||Previous generation Intel® Core™ Duo processor
||Dell Inspiron* 640M||Dell Inspiron* 14|
|Processor name||Previous generation Intel® Core™ Duo processor T2250||Previous generation Intel® Core™ i5-430M processor|
|Processor speed||1.73 GHz||2.26 GHz|
|Front-side bus||533 MHz||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||22.214.171.1240||9.1.1
|Platform BIOS||Dell* ver A03||Dell* ver A01|
|System memory||2x1GB DDR2-533||2x2GB DDR3-1066|
|Hard disk||Hitachi* HTS723232L9A360 320GB 7200rpm SATA2||Hitachi* HTS723232L9A360 320GB 7200rpm SATA2|
||Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator 950 (Intel® GMA 950)||Intel® HD Graphics|
|Video memory size/type
||8 MB - dedicated||32 MB - dedicated|
|Video driver version
|Graphics||1280 x 800, 32-bit color||1366 x 768, 32-bit color|
|Sound card and driver version
||Microsoft* High Definition Audio V.6.0.6000.16386||Realtek* High Definition Audio V.126.96.36.19951|
|Network card||Broadcom 440x 10/100, Microsoft* V.188.8.131.52||Realtek* PCIe FE V.7.6.820.2009|
||Microsoft Vista* Ultimate, 6.0 Build 6001, on NTFS, 32 bit||Microsoft Windows 7* Ultimate, 6.1 Build 7600, on NTFS, 64 bit|
||Microsoft DirectX* 10||Microsoft DirectX* 11|
|Power management mode
||High performance||High performance|
||52 Wh||43 Wh|
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