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  • Difference Between Intel Core i3 and Core i5 Processors

    Core i3 vs Core i5

    Core i3 and Core i5 are the new Intel Processors in the market. There is also Core i7 processor. But, We will be talking here about i3 and i5. Most of us know about the two processors in the market. They are shipped with the Laptops / Notebooks or PC’s. Knowing the Difference between Core i3 and Core i5 will definitely help the consumer to choose the right processor. Below you will learn the differences between them.

    Core i3

    Difference Between Intel Core i3 and Core i5 Processors

    1. Core i3 is known as Intel’s latest budget processor. It is due to the fact that it has a cheap price tag.
    2. Core i3 is Dual Core processor
    3. Core i3 is slower than Core i5
    4. It uses 32nm technology
    5. It supports Hyper threading
    6. It supports Virtualization
    7. The performance is close to the Core 2 Quad Processor (low end one)
    8. It supports 64-bit Windows OS
    9. It includes SSE instructions for faster encryption and decryption using AES techniques
    10. It doesn’t support Turbo Boost

    Core i5


    Difference Between Intel Core i5 and Core i3 Processors

    1. Core i5 is known as Intel’s “mid-range” processor. (also known as Core i5 6xx processors)
    2. Core i5 comes in two types – a) Dual Core processor. b) Quad Core processor.
    3. Core i5 is faster than Core i3
    4. It uses 32nm or 45nm technology
    5. It supports Hyper threading
    6. It supports Virtualization
    7. The performance is close to the Core 2 Quad Processor (low end one)
    8. It supports 64-bit Windows OS
    9. It includes SSE instructions for faster encryption and decryption using AES techniques
    10. It support Turbo Boost

    From the above, one can clearly say that the Main Difference Between i3 and i5 is that Intel’s i5 has Turbo Boost feature. Which one would you buy? or which one are you using?

    Posted under: Computers
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