Intel Core vPro i5 Processor, 2nd-Gen Explained

By Posted 7 Mar 2011, 13:05

Having worked with computers for the last 8 or so years I have seen a lot of processors come and go, from AMD Durons to the newest Intel Core i7′s I have tried to gain good knowledge of them all, however with so many different single core, dual-core and quad-core CPUs now available I must admit that it is getting quite hard to stay up-to-date with all of the latest tech, recently I took a look at Intel’s new 2nd-gen Intel Core vPro i5 CPUs to see what all of the fuss was about.

With the new Intel vPro i5 processors there is a lot more to look at than clock speed, number of cores and cache size, all the vPro i5 processors offer features which will appeal to business who are concerned about security, cost-effectiveness and manageability, that said you still get the performance, multitasking and visual capabilities which we now associate with Intel Core i5 CPUs.

In terms of features the list is never ending, Intel technologies supported include Turbo Boost, Anti-Theft, Advanced Encryption Standard-New Instructions, Hyper-Threading and Virtualization also there is KVM remote control which allows the IT department to see what the computer user sees, this apparently works beyond firewalls.

In terms of visual performance you can expect rich colors and sharper images thanks to HD Graphics, also if you want full HD stereoscopic 3D capabilities you will be glad to hear that these new vPro i5 chips feature Intel InTru 3D, you can find out more about this tech here. Finally if you watch or edit videos you will be glad to hear that the Intel Quick Sync Video support should make video-related tasks much faster.

You can find out full details regarding all of these features here, businesses should definitely consider these CPUs for the Anti-Theft technology support alone, check out this link for full details regarding how Intel Anti-Theft Technology works.