Intel Core i5

Intel Core i5
Actual generation: 12.
Actual architecture: Alder Lake S
Technology: 10 nm
Chip design: Monolithic
Instruction set: SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX2, AVX2+
Virtualization: VT-x, VT-x EPT, VT-d
The Intel Core i5 processors form the golden middle of the Intel Core i series and, after the Intel Core i7/i9 processors, are the strongest processors for private use from Intel. All Core i5 desktop processors offer at least 4 CPU cores, current models are equipped with up to 10 CPU cores in a hybrid design (Alder Lake). These support up to 12 CPU threads simultaneously.

Mobile variants can be recognized by an appended H, M, U or Y. Only desktop variants with a K appended are overclockable, i.e. have a free multiplier. Memory only can also be overclocked on other non-K models of the Intel Core i5 series.

The cache is usually smaller compared to the larger Intel Core i7 or Intel Core i9 processors, which is also due to the reduced number of CPU cores. In addition, the clock frequency of the Intel Core i5 processors is slightly lower than that of the larger series.

Since many PC games still have problems using all CPU cores - this is especially true for hyperthreading - the Core i5 processors in the desktop area are usually completely sufficient for current games. In the mobile area, on the other hand, the Intel Core i7 or Intel Core i9 processors also make sense for PC gamers, since they have more physical cores, which can be clearly noticeable in games.

The newer generations of Intel Core i5 processors, on the other hand, support Hyper-Threading (SMT) and usually have slightly fewer cores than the high-end processors of the Intel Core i7/i9 family. Nevertheless, the current Intel Core i5 processors are ideal for a gaming PC and can also use modern graphics cards almost completely. However, if you have a very fast graphics card, you should use an Intel Core i7 or, even better, an Intel Core i9 processor, since a few more frames per second can be squeezed out of the graphics card. However, a modern Intel Core i5 processor is more than sufficient for most graphics cards and games.

All Intel Core i5 CPUs

Processor Generation
Intel Core i5-13400 Intel Core i5-13400
10C 16T @ 2.50 GHz
13.
Intel Core i5-13400F Intel Core i5-13400F
10C 16T @ 2.50 GHz
13.
Intel Core i5-13500 Intel Core i5-13500
14C 20T @ 2.50 GHz
13.
Intel Core i5-13600 Intel Core i5-13600
14C 20T @ 2.70 GHz
13.
Intel Core i5-13600K Intel Core i5-13600K
14C 20T @ 3.50 GHz
13.
Intel Core i5-13600KF Intel Core i5-13600KF
14C 20T @ 3.50 GHz
13.
Intel Core i5-1230U Intel Core i5-1230U
10C 12T @ 1.00 GHz
12.
Intel Core i5-1235U Intel Core i5-1235U
10C 12T @ 1.30 GHz
12.
Intel Core i5-1235UL Intel Core i5-1235UL
10C 12T @ 2.50 GHz
12.
Intel Core i5-12400 Intel Core i5-12400
6C 12T @ 2.50 GHz
12.
Intel Core i5-12400F Intel Core i5-12400F
6C 12T @ 2.50 GHz
12.
Intel Core i5-12400T Intel Core i5-12400T
6C 12T @ 1.80 GHz
12.
Intel Core i5-1240P Intel Core i5-1240P
12C 16T @ 1.70 GHz
12.
Intel Core i5-1240U Intel Core i5-1240U
10C 12T @ 1.10 GHz
12.
Intel Core i5-12450H Intel Core i5-12450H
8C 12T @ 2.00 GHz
12.
Intel Core i5-12450HX Intel Core i5-12450HX
8C 12T @ 2.40 GHz
12.
Intel Core i5-1245U Intel Core i5-1245U
10C 12T @ 1.60 GHz
12.
Intel Core i5-1245UL Intel Core i5-1245UL
10C 12T @ 2.50 GHz
12.
Intel Core i5-12500 Intel Core i5-12500
6C 12T @ 3.00 GHz
12.
Intel Core i5-12500E Intel Core i5-12500E
6C 12T @ 2.90 GHz
12.



Intel Core i5 generation list

Name Generation Segment Technology Architecture
Intel Core i 13000 13. Desktop / Server 10 nm Raptor Lake S
Intel Core i 12000 12. Desktop / Server 10 nm Alder Lake S
Intel Core i 12000H 12. Mobile 10 nm Alder Lake H
Intel Core i 1200P/1200U 12. Mobile 10 nm Alder Lake U
Intel Core i L 12. Mobile 10 nm Lakefield
Intel Core i 11000H 11. Mobile 10 nm Tiger Lake H
Intel Core i 1100G/11000U 11. Mobile 10 nm Tiger Lake U
Intel Core i 11000 11. Desktop / Server 14 nm Rocket Lake S
Intel Core i 1000G/10000U 10. Mobile 10 nm Ice Lake U
Intel Core i 10000 10. Desktop / Server 14 nm Comet Lake S
Intel Core i 10000H 10. Mobile 14 nm Comet Lake H
Intel Core i 10000U 10. Mobile 14 nm Comet Lake U
Intel Core i 10000Y 10. Mobile 14 nm Comet Lake Y
Intel Core i 9000 9. Desktop / Server 14 nm Coffee Lake S Refresh
Intel Core i 9000H 9. Mobile 14 nm Coffee Lake H Refresh
Intel Core i 8000 8. Desktop / Server 14 nm Coffee Lake S
Intel Core i 8000G 8. Mobile 14 nm Kaby Lake G Refresh
Intel Core i 8000H 8. Mobile 14 nm Coffee Lake H
Intel Core i 8000U 8. Mobile 14 nm Coffee Lake U
Intel Core i 8000U 8. Mobile 14 nm Kaby Lake U Refresh
Intel Core i 8000U 8. Mobile 14 nm Whiskey Lake U
Intel Core i 8000Y 8. Mobile 14 nm Amber Lake Y
Intel Core i 7000 7. Desktop / Server 14 nm Kaby Lake S
Intel Core i 7000H 7. Mobile 14 nm Kaby Lake H
Intel Core i 7000U 7. Mobile 14 nm Kaby Lake U
Intel Core i 7000X 7. Desktop / Server 14 nm Skylake X
Intel Core i 6000 6. Desktop / Server 14 nm Skylake S
Intel Core i 6000H 6. Mobile 14 nm Skylake H
Intel Core i 6000U 6. Mobile 14 nm Skylake U
Intel Core i 5000 5. Desktop / Server 14 nm Broadwell S
Intel Core i 5000H 5. Mobile 14 nm Broadwell H
Intel Core i 5000U 5. Mobile 14 nm Broadwell U
Intel Core i 4000 4. Desktop / Server 22 nm Haswell S
Intel Core i 4000 4. Desktop / Server 22 nm Devils Canyon S
Intel Core i 4000M/4000H 4. Mobile 22 nm Haswell H
Intel Core i 4000U 4. Mobile 22 nm Haswell U
Intel Core i 4000Y 4. Mobile 22 nm Haswell Y
Intel Core i 3000 3. Desktop / Server 22 nm Ivy Bridge S
Intel Core i 3000M 3. Mobile 22 nm Ivy Bridge H
Intel Core i 3000U 3. Mobile 22 nm Ivy Bridge U
Intel Core i 3000Y 3. Mobile 22 nm Ivy Bridge Y
Intel Core i 2000 2. Desktop / Server 32 nm Sandy Bridge S
Intel Core i 2000M 2. Mobile 32 nm Sandy Bridge H
Intel Core i5 600 1. Desktop / Server 32 nm Clarkdale
Intel Core i5 700 1. Desktop / Server 45 nm Lynnfield




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