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Previous generation Intel® Core™ i5 mobile processor - Consumer

Previous generation 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*.

 

Mainstream gaming

3DMark* Vantage3 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 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.

 

Notebook PC configuration

January 2010

Notebook PC configurations used for extreme performance measurements
Intel® mobile system Previous generation Intel® Core™ Duo processor Previous generation Intel® Core™ processor
Platform 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 8.1.1.1010 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
Video card Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator 950 (Intel® GMA 950) Intel® HD Graphics
Video memory size/type 8 MB - dedicated 32 MB - dedicated
Video driver version 7.14.10.1409 8.15.10.2086
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.6.0.1.5951
Network card Broadcom 440x 10/100, Microsoft* V.4.49.0.0 Realtek* PCIe FE V.7.6.820.2009
Operating system Microsoft* Vista Ultimate, 6.0 Build 6001, on NTFS, 32 bit Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate*, 6.1 Build 7600, on NTFS, 64 bit
DirectX* Version Microsoft DirectX* 10 Microsoft DirectX* 11
Power management mode High Performance High Performance
Battery specifications 52 Wh 43 Wh

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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. 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.

4. For more information on Intel® processor numbers, go to www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/processors/processor-numbers.html.

5. Final benchmarks based on the final production BIOS may vary from these results. 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/performance/.

6. 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.

7. 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/.

8. 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.

9. 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.