5th Gen Intel® Core™ Processors Have Arrived

Explore new realms of computing with the 5th generation Intel® Core™ processors. They're faster, safer, and more versatile than previous generations, with technology that enables brand new ways to interact with the devices we love.

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Processors Comparison

Explore our quick reference comparisons chart below, or if you already know your way around processors, check out our compare processors page for all the specs.

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Number of Processor Cores/Threads

2/4

2/4

2/4

Intel® Turbo Boost Technology 2.02

Yes

Yes

No

Number of Memory Channels

2 (DDR3L 1600 MHz, up to LPDDR3 1866MHz)3 2 (DDR3L 1600 MHz, up to LPDDR3 1866MHz)3 2 (DDR3L 1600 MHz, up to LPDDR3 1866MHz)3

Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology4

Yes

Yes

Yes

Intel® Smart Cache

Yes

Yes

Yes

Intel® AES–New Instructions (AES–NI)5

Yes

Yes

Yes

Intel® Advanced Vector Extensions (AVX) 2.0

Yes

Yes

Yes

Intel® Iris™ Graphics6

Yes6

Yes6

Yes6

Intel® HD Graphics

Yes

Yes

Yes

Intel® Quick Sync Video

Yes

Yes

Yes

Intel® Clear Video HD

Yes

Yes

Yes

Intel® Wireless Display7

Yes

Yes

Yes

Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT)8

Yes

Yes

Yes

Windows 8* Connected Standby Capable

Yes

Yes

Yes

Intel® Smart Connect Technology9

Yes

Yes

Yes

Intel® Active Management Technology 10.010

Yes

Yes

No

Intel® Small Business Advantage11

Yes

Yes

Yes

Intel® Transactional Synchronization Extensions12

Yes12

Yes12

No

Intel® Identity Protection Technology13

Yes

Yes

Yes

Intel® Secure Key14

Yes

Yes

Yes

Intel® Platform Trust Technology15

Yes

Yes

Yes

Intel® Boot Guard16

Yes

Yes

Yes

Intel® OS Guard17

Yes

Yes

Yes

BIOS Guard18

Yes

Yes

Yes

Conflict Free19

Yes

Yes

Yes

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Product and Performance Information

1

Requires a system with Intel® Turbo Boost Technology capability. Intel Turbo Boost Technology 2.0 is the next generation of Intel Turbo Boost Technology and is only available on select Intel® processors. Consult your PC manufacturer. Performance varies depending on hardware, software, and system configuration. For more information, visit www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/architecture-and-technology/turbo-boost/turbo-boost-technology.html.

2

Requires a system with Intel® Turbo Boost Technology capability. Intel® Turbo Boost Technology 2.0 is the next generation of Intel Turbo Boost Technology and is only available on select Intel® processors. Consult your PC manufacturer. Performance varies depending on hardware, software, and system configuration. For more information, visit www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/architecture-and-technology/turbo-boost/turbo-boost-technology.html.

3

LPDDR3 1866 MHz enabled on 5th generation Intel® Core™ processors with Intel® HD Graphics 6000 and Intel® Iris™ graphics.

4

Available on select Intel® Core™ processors. Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology) requires an Intel® HT Technology-enabled system. Consult your PC manufacturer. Performance will vary depending on the specific hardware and software used. For more information, including details on which processors support Intel® HT Technology, visit www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/architecture-and-technology/hyper-threading/hyper-threading-technology.html.

5

Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI) requires a computer system with an Intel® AES-NI enabled processor, as well as non-Intel software to execute the instructions in the correct sequence. Intel® AES-NI is available on select Intel® processors. For availability, consult your reseller or system manufacturer. For more information, see software.intel.com/en-us/articles/intel-advanced-encryption-standard-instructions-aes-ni.

6

Available on select Intel® Core™ processors. See ark.intel.com for more details.

7

Requires an Intel® Wireless Display-enabled PC, tablet, smartphone, compatible adapter, and TV. 1080p and Blu-ray* or other protected content playback only available on select Intel® processors with built-in visuals enabled. Consult your PC manufacturer. For more information, see www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/architecture-and-technology/intel-wireless-display.html.

8

Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT) requires a computer system with an enabled Intel® processor, BIOS, and virtual machine monitor (VMM). Functionality, performance, or other benefits will vary depending on hardware and software configurations. Software applications may not be compatible with all operating systems. Consult your PC manufacturer. For more information, visit www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/virtualization/virtualization-technology/hardware-assist-virtualization-technology.html.

9

Intel® Smart Connect Technology requires a select Intel® processor, Intel® software and BIOS update, Intel® Wireless adapter, and Internet connectivity. Solid-state memory or drive equivalent may be required. Depending on system configuration, your results may vary. Contact your system manufacturer for more information.

10

Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT) requires activation and a system with a corporate network connection, an Intel® AMT-enabled chipset, network hardware and software. For notebooks, Intel AMT may be unavailable or limited over a host OS-based VPN, when connecting wirelessly, on battery power, sleeping, hibernating or powered off. Results dependent upon hardware, setup & configuration. For more information, visit www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/architecture-and-technology/intel-active-management-technology.html.

11

Requires an Intel® Small Business Advantage-enabled system and proper configuration. Availability of features will depend upon the setup and configuration by your PC manufacturer. Consult your system manufacturer for more details.

12

Requires an Intel® vPro™ Technology-enabled system. This feature is dependent on your system configuration.

13

No computer system can provide absolute security. Requires an Intel® Identity Protection Technology-enabled system, including an enabled Intel® processor, enabled chipset, firmware, software, and Intel integrated graphics (in some cases) and participating website/service. Intel assumes no liability for lost or stolen data and/or systems or any resulting damages. For more information, visit http://ipt.intel.com/. Consult your system manufacturer and/or software vendor for more information.

14

No system can provide absolute security. Intel® Advanced Encryption Standard New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI) requires a computer system with an Intel® AES-NI-enabled processor, as well as software to execute the instructions in the correct sequence. Intel® Secure Key requires an Intel® Secure Key-enabled platform, available on select Intel® processors, and software optimized to support Intel® Secure Key. Consult your system manufacturer for more information and availability.

15

No system can provide absolute security. Requires an Intel® Platform Trust Technology-enabled platform, available on select Intel® processors, and an enabled operating system. Consult your system manufacturer for more information.

16

No system can provide absolute security. Requires a Boot Guard-enabled platform, available on select Intel® processors, and an enabled operating system. Consult your system manufacturer for more information.

17

No system can provide absolute security. Requires an Intel® OS Guard-enabled platform, available on select Intel processors, and an enabled operating system. Consult your system manufacturer for more information.

18

No system can provide absolute security. Requires a BIOS Guard-enabled platform, available on select Intel® processors, and an enabled operating system. Consult your system manufacturer for more information.

19

"Conflict free" means "DRC conflict free", which is defined by SEC rules to mean products that do not contain conflict minerals (tin, tantalum, tungsten and/or gold) that directly or indirectly finance or benefit armed groups in the DRC or adjoining countries. We also use the term "conflict-free" in a broader sense to refer to suppliers, supply chains, smelters and refiners whose sources of conflict minerals do not finance conflict in the DRC or adjoining countries.