Previous generation Intel® Core™ i5-650 processor
The previous generation Intel® Core™ i5 processor 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 i5-650 processor to a three-year-old PC based on the previous generation Intel® Core™2 Duo processor E6400. The PC includes the Intel® HD Graphics, more memory, more storage capacity, and runs the Microsoft Windows* 7 operating system. The three-year-old PC has older graphics technology, less memory, less storage capacity, and runs Microsoft Windows Vista*.
3DMark* Vantage is a PC benchmark suite designed to test the Microsoft DirectX 10* performance of your PC graphics. A 3DMark score is an overall measure of your system's 3D gaming capabilities, based on the comprehensive real-time 3D graphics and processor tests. Systems that do not support DirectX 10 will receive a score of zero because they cannot complete the tests.
The previous generation Intel® Core™ i5 processor with Intel® HD Graphics is a great choice for casual gamers. You can achieve well over 25 frames per second with mainstream games such as The Sims* 3 and World of Warcraft*.
|Test system configuration|
|Processor||Previous generation Intel® Core™2 Duo processor E6400 (2M cache, 2.13 GHz, 1066 MHz FSB)||Previous generation Intel® Core™ i5-650 processor (4M cache, 3.20 GHz)|
|Motherboard||Intel® Desktop Board DG945GCL||Intel® Desktop Board DH57JG|
|Front side bus||1066MHz||N/A|
|Memory vendor and model number||Micron* MT16HTF6464AY-667B3||Micron MT16JTF25664AZ-1G4 CL9|
|Memory type||DDR2 667||DDR3 1333|
|Memory size||2GB (2x1GB)||4GB|
|Memory timing||5-5-5-15||9-9-9-24 1T|
|Memory speed||667 MHz||1333 MHz|
|Hard disk||Seagate Barracuda* ST3320620AS 320GB||Seagate Barracuda ST31000528AS 1TB|
|Operating system||Microsoft Windows Vista* Ultimate 32-bit||Microsoft Windows 7* Ultimate 64-bit|
|Graphics card vendor and model number||Integrated Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator 950||Intel® HD Graphics|
|Graphics card driver||126.96.36.1999||188.8.131.526|
|Testing source||Intel Corporation, April 2010||Intel Corporation, April 2010|
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