|Gigabyte GA-P55-UD6 Motherboard: P55 vs X58|
|Reviews - Featured Reviews: Motherboards|
|Written by Olin Coles|
|Thursday, 24 September 2009|
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Intel Lynnfield LGA1156
Intel Core microarchitecture is Intel's latest generation of dynamically scalable microarchitecture. The Intel Core i5 processor is based on the same energy-efficient processor core as the Intel Core i7 processor, but is designed for mainstream computing.
Formerly codenamed "Lynnfield," the new Intel Core i5/i7 chips are based on Intel's Nehalem microarchitecture and are designed for mainstream consumers. All LGA1156-socket processors are lead- and halogen-free and feature Intel's exclusive Turbo Boost Technology. Intel Core i7 processors also support Intel Hyper-Threading Technology, which duplicates cores and thereby turns a four-core processor into a virtual eight-core unit.
The new Core i7 and i5 processors are the first Intel processors to integrate both a 16-lane PCI Express 2.0 graphics port and two-channel memory controller, enabling all input/output and manageability functions to be handled by the single-chip Intel P55 Express Chipset. A new Direct Media Interface (DMI) connects between the processor and chipset.
For more information on Intel's new LGA1156 Core i5 and i7 series, please visit our Featured Reviews: Processors section which includes comprehensive articles on the Intel Core i5-750 Processor BX80605I5750 and Intel Core i7-870 Processor BX80605I7870.
Intel Core i5 Features
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
8 MB Intel Smart Cache
Integrated Memory Controller
Intel HD Boost