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3rd Generation Intel® Core™ i5-3450 Processor

Amazing performance and stunning visuals with a boost

Intel® Core™ i5-3450 Processor

As our most popular family member, the visibly smart 3rd generation Intel® Core™ i5-3450 processor delivers amazing performance and stunning visuals. Get a boost in your performance that you can truly see and feel—because the only thing more amazing than Intel® technology is what you’ll do with it.

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Are You Serious—Over 20 Times Faster?

Are You Serious?—Over 20 Times Faster!

  • Yes! Get a PC that’s visibly smart and up to 22x faster than a three-year-old system. With a 3rd generation Intel® Core™ i5-3450 processor, you can prepare a 20-minute YouTube* HD video in just one minute when it would take more than six minutes to do the same thing on a three-year-old system. You can also convert that same video for your smartphone in just 33 seconds when it would take more than 12 minutes on a three-year-old system—now your video is waiting for you, and not the other way around.
  • With a 3rd generation Intel® Core™ i5-3450 processor, everything you do—from playing games to editing videos—gives you an amazing experience you’ve never felt before.

 

Efficient Multi-Tasking

Efficient Multitasking

  • The 3rd generation Intel® Core™ i5-3450 processor not only delivers fantastic media capabilities, but also faster, smarter, and more efficient computing.

Intel® Core™ i5 Processors Desktop PC Configuration Details

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Intel Processor Name

Intel® Core™ 2 Duo E8400 Processor (3-year old system)

3rd Generation Intel® Core™ i5-3450 Processor

Number of cores / threads

2/2

4/4

Processor speed

3.00GHz

Up to 3.50GHz

Processor cache

4MB L2

Unified 6MB L3

Motherboard manufacturer

Intel® Desktop Board DG45ID

Intel® Desktop Board DH77KC

Chipset

Intel® G45 Express Chipset

Intel® H77 Express Chipset

Chipset Intel® INF file

9.2.0.1009

9.3.0.1019

Platform BIOS

IDG4510H.86A.0135.2011.0225.1100

SLZ7510H.86A.0033.2011.1230.1146

System memory

4GB (2x2GB) Kingston* DDR2-800 5-5-5-18

8GB (2x4GB) Samsung* DDR3-1600 11-11-11-28 1T

Hard disk

Seagate 1TB Barracuda* SATA2 7200rpm

Seagate 1TB Barracuda* SATA2 7200rpm

Hard disk driver

Intel® Rapid Storage Technology (Intel® RST) 10.1.0.1008

Intel® Rapid Storage Technology (Intel® RST) 11.0.0.1032

Video card

Intel® G45

Intel® HD2500 Graphics

Video driver

8.15.10.2189

8.15.10.2616

Graphics resolution

1920 x 1200 resolution, 32-bit color

1920 x 1200 resolution, 32-bit color

Operating system

Microsoft Windows* 7 Ultimate 64 bit, on NTFS

Microsoft Windows* 7 Ultimate 64 bit, on NTFS

Microsoft DirectX* version

Microsoft DirectX* 11

Microsoft DirectX* 11

Power management mode

High performance

High performance