Information about Intel® Core™ i5 Desktop Processors

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10/04/2021

Find information about Intel® Core™ i5 Desktop Processors. Get an overview and learn about integration, compatibility, and memory.

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Processor graphics

List of processors with Intel® Graphics
Processor Supported Graphics
Intel® Core™ i5-2xxx Processor Series Intel® HD Graphics 2000/3000
Intel® Core™ i5-3xxx Processor Series Intel® HD Graphics 2500/4000
Intel® Core™ i5-4xxx Processor Series Intel® HD Graphics 4600
Intel® Core™ i5-5xxx Processor Series Intel® Iris® Pro Graphics 6200
Intel® Core™ i5-6xxx Processor Series Intel® HD Graphics 530 or Intel® HD Graphics 580
Intel® Core™ i5-7xxx Processor Series Intel® HD Graphics 630
Intel® Core™ i5-8xxx Processor Series Intel® UHD Graphics 630
Intel® Core™ i5-9xxx Processor Series Intel® UHD Graphics 630
Intel® Core™ i5-10xxx Processor Series Intel® UHD Graphics 630
Intel® Core™ i5-11xxx Processor Series Intel® UHD Graphics 750 or 
Intel® UHD Graphics 730 (Download)
List of processors with no Intel Graphics (require an external graphics card)
Processor
Intel® Core™ i5-11400F
Intel® Core™ i5-11600KF
Intel® Core™ i5-10400F
Intel® Core™ i5-10600KF
Intel® Core™ i5-9400F
Intel® Core™ i5-9600KF
Intel® Core™ i5-9500F

Integration

Thermal solution for Intel® Core™  i5-11600KF/i5-11600K and i5-10600KF/i5-10600K Processors

Intel® Core™ i5-11600KF/i5-11600K and i5-10600KF/i5-10600K Processors require a thermal solution for a 125W Processor Thermal Design Power (TDP). These Intel® Processors have a thermal envelope of 125W and a power consumption of 95W.

Thermal solution for Intel® Core™  i5-9600K, i5-8600K, i5-7600K, and i5-6600K Processors

Intel® Core™ i5-11600KF/i5-11600K and  i5-10600KF/i5-10600K Processors require a thermal solution for a 125W Processor Thermal Design Power (TDP). These Intel® Processors have a thermal envelope of 125W and a power consumption of 95W.

Intel® Core™ i5-9600K, i5-8600K, i5-7600K, and i5-6600K Processors require a thermal solution for a 130W Processor Thermal Design Power (TDP). These Intel® Processors have a thermal envelope of 130W and a power consumption of 95W, 95 W, 91W, and 95W respectively.

Installation information

To find installation and integration material across different sockets, visit the Intel® Processor Installation Support Center.

Upgrade information

First, make sure your desktop board's socket supports your processor package type. You can get this information from your desktop board manufacturer.

Once you find the model number of your desktop board, go to the appropriate manufacturer support page. Use the Intel® Processors and Boards Compatibility Tool to see if your Intel® Desktop Board supports your new processor choice.

Chassis requirements

No, chassis requirements are the same for the Intel® Core™ i5 Desktop Processor platforms using the LGA1150 / LGA1151 / LGA1155 / LGA1156 / LGA1200 sockets. Note that these processors are not compatible between the different sockets because of electrical, mechanical, and keying differences. We highly recommend using a Thermally Advantaged Chassis (TAC).

Compatibility

Supported sockets 
Processor Socket Used Required chipset based boards
Intel® Core™ i5-6xx / i5-7xx Processor Series LGA1156  
Intel® Core™ i5-2xxx / i5-3xxx Processor Series LGA1155  
Intel® Core™ i5-4xxx / i5-5675C Processors LGA1150  
Intel® Core™ i5-6xxx Processors Series LGA1151 Intel® 200 Series Chipsets or Intel® 100 Series Chipsets
Intel® Core™ i5-6685R and i5-6585R BGA NA
Intel® Core™ i5-7xxx Processors Series LGA1151 Intel® 200 Series Chipsets or Intel® 100 Series Chipsets
Intel® Core™ i5-8xxx Processors Series LGA1151 Intel® 300 Series Chipsets
Intel® Core™ i5-9xxx Processors Series LGA1151 Intel® 300 Series Chipsets
Intel® Core™ i5-10xxx Processors Series LGA1200 Intel® 400 Series Chipsets
Compatibility across different socketsProcessors for one type of socket aren't compatible with other socket types because of electrical, mechanical, and keying differences.

The boxed fan heatsinks work across sockets because the socket footprint is the same. You need to match the Thermal Design Profile (TDP) of the respective processors to properly match the right heatsinks to the right processors.

Compatibility concerns for Intel® Core™ i5 Desktop Processors that use the LGA1151 socket

Intel® Core™ i5-9600K and i5-8xxx Desktop Processors use a chipset based on the Intel® 300 Series Chipset Boards. Intel® Core™ i5-6xxx and i7-7xxx Desktop Processors use a chipset based on the Intel® 100 and 200 Series Chipset Boards. The Intel Core i5-8xxx Processors aren't compatible with Intel® 100 and 200 Series Chipset Boards.

Check with your desktop board manufacturer to confirm they support the processor you want to use and the recommended update process.

Compatibility concerns for Intel® Core™ i5 Desktop Processors that use the LGA1155 socket

Intel® Core™ i5-2xxx Desktop Processors use a chipset based on Intel® 6 Series Express Chipsets. Intel® Core™ i5-3xxx Desktop Processors use a chipset based on Intel® 7 Series Express Chipsets. The processors are backward and forward compatible with some notable exceptions.

Check with your desktop board manufacturer to confirm they support the processor you want to use and the recommended update process.

If you install an Intel® Core™ i5-3xxx Processor on a desktop board based on the Intel® 6 Series Express Chipset, it might require updated BIOS, ME8 firmware, and drivers.

See how to update the BIOS on Intel® Desktop Boards with Intel® 6 Series Express Chipsets.

Memory

DDR3 / DDR4 memory voltage limitations

We recommend using memory that adheres to the JEDEC* memory specification. Anything over the specified voltage can damage the processor or significantly reduce processor life span.

  • For DDR3 memory: 1.5 volts, plus or minus 5%
  • For DDR3L memory: 1.35 volts, plus or minus 5%
  • For DDR4 memory: 1.2 volts, plus or minus 5%
Maximum frequency for DDR3 / DDR4 memory
Processor Memory Supported Maximum Frequency
Intel® Core™ i5-6xx/i5-7xx/i5-2xxx Processor Series DDR3 1066/1333 MHz
Intel® Core™ i5-3xxx Processor Series DDR3 1333/1600 MHz
Intel® Core™ i5-4xxx/i5-5xxx Processor Series DDR3 / DDR3L 1333/1600 MHz
Intel® Core™ i5-6xxx Processor Series DDR3L 1600 MHz
DDR4 2133 MHz
Intel® Core™ i5-7xxx Processor Series DDR3L 1600 MHz
DDR4 2400 MHz
Intel® Core™ i5-8xxx Processor Series DDR4 2666 MHz
Intel® Core™ i5-9xxx Processor Series DDR4 2666 MHz
Intel® Core™ i5-10xxx Processor Series DDR4 2666 MHz
Intel® Core™ i5-11xxx Processor Series DDR4 3200 / 2933 MHz
Error Correction Code (ECC) memory support

ECC support depends on the motherboard and chipset.  If your processor is supporting ECC, you need to check with your motherboard vendor if they are also supporting it.

Support and Documentation

Technical information and datasheets

Refer to the Technical Resources: Intel® Core™ Processors.

Warranty Information

Check the Frequently Asked Questions about Warranty for Intel® Processors.

Features

Intel® Turbo Boost Technology

Intel® Core™ i5 Desktop Processors support Intel® Turbo Boost Technology.

Can I run a 16-bit application with a 4th Generation Intel® Processor?
  • 64-bit operating systems don't support 16-bit components, 16-bit processes, or 16-bit applications.
  • 16-bit applications and software aren't validated on 4th Generation Intel® Processor Families.
  • 16-bit might run on 32-bit operating systems but isn't optimized for a 32-bit operating system.
    Note Document 325462, Intel® 64, and IA-32 Architectures Software Developer Manual, section 21.2, Performance:
    Always use 32-bit code segments when possible. They run much faster than 16-bit code segments on P6 family processors, and somewhat faster on earlier IA-32 processors.
  • See your software vendor for 32-bit or 64-bit versions to use with this newer hardware and operating system.

 

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