Intel Core i3 is the name of Intel’s new processor family for Desktops x86-64 that addresses the use of Intel’s Nehalem microarchitecture. Designed in the same year as the Core i5 processor, the Core i3 processor is the processor with lower processing power compared to its Core i7 and Core i5 siblings of the Nehalem family. The Hyper-Threading feature will be enabled on these models allowing the processor to simulate the existence of a greater number of cores, causing the performance of the processor to increase significantly.
Like the Core i5 and Core i7 processors, the Core i3 processor uses an internal memory controller. Already the core that the Core i3 processor uses is called Arrandale. More specifically the Core i3 processor has 2 physical and two virtual processing cores, that is, it already has two physical character processing cores and simulates two more. The technology that enables this is called Hyper Threading (HT). Intel promises to innovate in its new series of processors of the family Nehalem implementing in the processor Core i3 and Core i5 the use of a graphics controller PCI-Express, that will further accelerate the communication with chipset using the DMI interface. It is equipped with the high definition graphics media accelerator that provides high definition playback and advanced 3D features. What makes the Core i3 processor different from its siblings is the fact that the new Core i3 series is intended to revolutionize using 32nm (nano) smoothness.
The Intel technology of Intel Sandy Bridge processors was called the second generation of the Intel Core family. Intel was able to achieve with the new 32-nanometer base architecture and significant improvements in energy efficiency. The new Advanced Vector Extensions (AVX) is in floating point applications (FPU) that provide for faster processing of instructions. The AES instructions that teach the encryption corresponding to a significant increase in performance are not included in all Sandy Bridge processors. Only Core i5 and i7 offer this unit, which is supported for example TrueCrypt 7.0a. Core i3 and Pentium do not have. All Sandy Bridge processors have an integrated graphics core, which is equipped with twelve threads depending on the CPU or GPU and six drives. The solution to demanding games, but not enough power. The K models can be easily upgraded thanks to the free overclocking multiplier. Given the built-in boost-turbo function it is likely that this property for most users will not play an important role. S and T-35 variants are respectively 65 watts compared to standard models with 95 watts of more efficient power.
Intel has made technical changes within the central processing unit cores with which we have gained considerable performance. With Sandy Bridge Intel incorporated the graphics processing unit into the same silicon as the central processing unit cores. The GPU communicates with the cores by high-speed ring buses and this GPU is compatible with Microsoft Directx 10.1 also faster than the previous Intel integrator chart