i3 vs i5

by admin on April 18, 2011

When it comes to processors, Intel is definitely in the lead for excellent performance.

However when it comes to comparing the, i 3 and the, i 5 it’s kind of hard to compare apples to apples, because it’s not a fair line up. Because when it comes to narrowing down your options the competing factors are speed, quality, and price.

The biggest difference is, what you the consumer is looking for…   What matters more, Price vs Speed, in this case i3 vs i5.

However, I am going to do my best to sum up a few significant differences between i3 & i5.

The core I3 was made to replace the intel celeron processor however it exceeded the expectations because the I 3 is very capable of keeping up with a 3 ghz core 2 duo. The i3 uses less power, better cache with a level  3 cache instead of a level 2.  If the level of cache is important to you I would check out the I 5 which has a level 6 cache.

I3 vs I5 in a race again the clock what processor will the win the race.  i5 hands down because it’s 3x faster than the i3 check out this video.

you can get the core I5 at a great discount from Amazon through this link

I 3 has 4 way processing machine which gives you 2 physical cores and 2 virtual cores.  I5 gives you 4 physical cores unlike the I 7 that gives you 4 virtual cores 4 physical cores that allows for 8 way processing.

What the virtual core allows you to do, is some hyper threading with a normal processor you have task a & task b, when task a is done running the task b is allowed to run. With hyper threading you can run task a & task b at the same time.  Pretty cool huh! J

I know we are talking about I3 vs I5 but I couldn’t help myself, because the I 7 smokes them both.  Okay back to I3 vs I5.

 

I3 vs I5 feature comparison

Processors i3 i5
Clock speed Range from 2.50 GHz to 3.30 GHz 2.30 GHz to 3.30 GHz
Cache 3.0 MB 6.0 MB
# of Cores 2 4
# of threads 4 4
Intel Turbo Boast —— 2.0

you can get the core I5 at a great discount from Amazon through this link

you can also get the core I three a great price through this link

 

Built in features for the Some extra features built in with the i3

• Intel HT Technology allows each core of your processor to work on two tasks at the same time.

• Intel Smart Cache is dynamically allocated to each processor core based on workload, which significantly reduces latency and improves performance.

 

Some extra features built in with the include i5

• Built in features is Intel Turbo Boost Technology 2.0 dynamically increases the processor frequency as needed by taking advantage of thermal and power headroom when operating below specified limits.

• Intel Smart Cache is dynamically allocated to each processor core based on workload, which significantly reduces latency and improves performance.

• Advanced Encryption Standard New Instructions add hardware acceleration to AES algorithms and speeds up the execution of AES applications.

 

I hope this article helped you better compare the i3 & i5. As you can see the i3 processor and I5 are both really good processors. But one last thing if you want my opinion, I would get the i5 if you have the dough. It worth spending the extra cash to get the i 5 because you know computers they go obsolete very quickly.  You might as well be a couple days ahead of the game. Lol. J

you can buy a desktop computer with the core I5 processor at a great discount from Amazon through this link

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