Intel Corei5

What Does Intel Corei5 Mean?

An Intel Corei5 is an Intel proprietary processor that is built on the framework of multiprocessor architecture.


It is a type of quad-core processor that is built using several micro-architectures such as:

  • Lynnfield
  • Clark Dale
  • Sandy Bridge
  • Ivy Bridge
  • Haswell

It can be installed within mobile, desktop and embedded devices.

Techopedia Explains Intel Corei5

An Intel Corei5 provides better performance against heavier and demanding applications, games and rich audio-visual data using the embedded Intel Turbo Boost Technology. The Intel Corei5 comes in variations of two to four cores, all supporting four different threads simultaneously. Its processor clock speed ranges from 1.50 GHz to up to 3.10 GHz, with cache memory from 3 to 6 MB.

The thermal design power (TDP) range goes from 84 TDP to as low as 15 TDP. Similar to Corei3, some of the latest generations of the Intel Corei5 support error correction code (ECC) memory and Intel Platform Protection Security and Intel OS Guards. These features provide embedded security abilities for protecting BIOS, enabling secure boot and prevention against attacks.


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