What Are the Features of an Intel Core I5 Processor?


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The Intel Core i5 is a high-performance CPU series by Intel. I5 CPUs can handle high-resolution videos, detailed 3-D graphics and heavy computing. The Core i5-6300HQ and the Core™ i5-6300U are two examples of i5 processors. Both belong to the sixth generation of Core i5 CPUs.

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The Core i5-6300HQ is a desktop grade CPU that produces high performance at a high cost. With four cores running at speeds up to 3.2 gigahertz, the CPU requires 45 watts of electricity. It supports DDR4, LPDDR3 and DDR3L RAM modules up to 64 gigabytes. Intel HD Graphics 530 comes as a built-in component of the CPU and can handle desktop resolutions up to 4096 by 2304 pixels and videos up to 1920 by 1080 pixels.

In comparison, the laptop grade Core i5-6300U requires only 15 watts, has two cores and can boost up to 3 gigahertz. Although it supports the same RAM modules as the 6300HQ, the Core i5-6300U can only handle 32 gigabytes of RAM. The CPU features the built-in HD Graphics 520 GPU. Able to handle the same resolutions as the HD Graphics 530, the 520 has a slower clock speed and cannot run 3-D applications as well as the 530.

Both integrated GPUs support DirectX 12 and OpenGL 4.4, and they can run up to three monitors simultaneously. Likewise, they both supports various Intel technologies, such as Quick SYnc Video, InTru 3D and Clear Video HD.

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