Previous Generation Intel® Core™ i3 ProcessorOverview
As the first level in Intel's new processor family, the previous generation Intel® Core™ i3 processor is the perfect entry point for a fast, responsive PC experience. This processor comes equipped with Intel® HD Graphics, an advanced video engine that delivers smooth, high-quality HD video playback, and advanced 3D capabilities, providing an ideal graphics solution for everyday computing.
A smart choice for home and office, the Intel Core i3 processor also features Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology),¹ which enables each core of your processor to work on two tasks at the same time, delivering the performance you need for smart multitasking.
Features and benefits
32nm dual-core processing runs two independent processor cores in one physical package at the same frequency.
Intel® HT Technology delivers two processing threads per physical core for a total of four threads for massive computational throughput. This 4-way multi-task processing allows each core of your processor to work on two tasks at the same time.
Intel® Smart Cache is shared cache dynamically allocated to each processor core, based on workload. This efficient, dual-core-optimized implementation increases the probability that each core can access data from the fast cache, significantly reducing latency to frequently used data and improving performance.
Intel® HD Graphics provides superb visual performance for sharper images, richer color, and life-like video and audio. Available on select models of the Intel® Core™ processor family.
The 2nd generation Intel® Core™ processor family delivers smart performance and built-in visuals for a visibly better PC experience.
¹ 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.
Δ Intel® processor numbers are not a measure of performance. Processor numbers differentiate features within each processor family, not across different processor families. See www.intel.com/products/processor_number/ for details.