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A new PC can provide you with unique and expanded capabilities. And when it is powered by a visibly smart 3rd generation Intel Core processor, it can deliver amazing performance. Smart features give your PC the ability to adapt to your needs, as well as stunning visuals built-in for an enhanced experience that you can both see and feel. You can enjoy a wide selection of entertainment, create and share your great memories, and explore and connect to what interests you most. Rediscover what’s possible with a new computer. The only thing more amazing than our technology is what you’ll do with it.
The 3rd gen Intel Core processor family features Intel Turbo Boost Technology 2.0, delivering a burst of processor speed automatically when the workload demands additional performance and greater adaptability, and Intel Hyper-Threading Technology, allowing each processor core to work on two tasks at the same time, improving multitasking and speeding up the workflow. So whether you use your PC to be creative, play games, or for everyday tasks such as homework, these processors offer the performance and features you want to get more done in less time.
The 3rd gen Intel Core processors feature built-in visuals, a suite of visual enhancements that provide everything you need to enjoy a smooth, seamless, stunning experience on your PC. Spend minutes rather than hours to edit, convert, and share your videos. Add a new dimension to your viewing experience with 3-D. Unlock a world of premium HD movies and content, viewing images and HD video the way they were meant to be seen—sharper, smoother, and richer. Play your favorite games with no extra hardware needed. The built-in visuals of the 3rd gen Intel Core processor eliminate the need for many of the functions provided by a discrete graphics card, reducing power consumption and system cost.
Unlocked 3rd gen Intel Core processors feature top-of-the-line speed and our best desktop visuals built in. With overclocking enabled, you get the flexibility to set your system specs just the way you like.
The 3rd gen Intel Core processors provide options for innovative system designs and enable more energy-efficient platforms that can meet ENERGY STAR 6 and other global environmental requirements.
CPU;Heatsink and Fan
Took a while to take my old fan and CPU unit off, but installing the i5-3550 was quite simple. The new fan has an easy way of taking it off in the case of a new CPU. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Zac
This is a great CPU, I should have got the K version for overclocking, but I cannot fault this CPU. I have received a huge upgrade in FPS in all my games over my old AMD... Read morePublished on 25 May 2013 by Jay Hollinger
This is an excellent and strong budget CPU for gaming machines. I use it in a mini-ITX system without issues.Published on 21 April 2013 by Solten
Very good. Don't know why people moan. It's benchmark per $ is pretty good. Powerful CPU. words words words wordsPublished on 10 Sept. 2012 by pood
If you need a good solid CPU on a budget the Intel Core i5s are great value for gaming machines. Games are not currently CPU bound so you do not need much more, some i7s will show... Read morePublished on 29 May 2012 by Amazon Customer