Updated on 2 August 2013 by

A successor to the Intel Core i3 processor, the third generation i5 processor have been implemented on a number of desktop models. PC operation with the desktops running on i5 processor is found to be faster, richer and smoother than the previous versions of processors, and multitasking with i5 processors is done with ease. Our list of best i5 desktop models also support viewing of rich visuals and processing of high-end graphics.

The i5 processors from Intel are implemented on desktop models for mid-range to high-range consumer and business usages. Along with the standard desktops, the i5 processors are also implemented on the advanced all-in-one desktops where higher bandwidth is needed for greater performance.

The need for finer processor while creating, sharing, exploring, or gaming is complemented by the Intel Core i5 processors. Specific tasks such as gaming, music composing, video editing, HD video viewing are effectively accomplished with the help of dual and quad cores in the i5 processors.

i5 processors support intelligent networking for reliable data transmission etc and are also known for effective usage of power supply sent to your desktop.

Technologies:
Intel Turbo Boost Technology automatically boosts processor speed just when required by adapting to the kind of task performed.
Intel Quick Sync Video helps your desktop perform effectively during editing, burning, and sharing of the videos.
Intel HD Graphics, especially implemented in 3rd generation Intel processors, integrates the graphics engine and media processing for a better (3 times than the previous generation) gaming experience.


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Apple iMac 27-inch (2013)
Lenovo IdeaCentre H520
Gateway DX4870 (2013)
Acer AT3-600-UR11
Apple iMac 27-inch 3.2 GHz Core i5 Desktop
Lenovo IdeaCentre H520 Desktop
Gateway DX4870-UB17 Desktop
Acer AT3-600-UR11
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Release Date
Sep 2013
Jun 2013
Apr 2013
Mar 2013
Display
27-inch LED-backlit display with IPS technology
Form Factor
All-in-one
Tower
HDD Size
1024.0 GB
1024.0 GB
1024.0 GB
1000.0 GB
Installed Memory
8 GB (DDR3-SDRAM)
8 GB (DDR3-SDRAM)
6 GB DDR3 RAM
6 GB DDR3
Operating System
OS X Mountain Lion
Windows 8
Windows 8
Microsoft Windows 8
Processor
Intel Core i5
Core i5-3330 3 GHz
Core i5-3220 Dual-core 3.3 GHz
Intel Core i5-3330
Recommended Use
Business
Average Rating
 4.3 stars
 4.3 stars
 4.3 stars
 4.3 stars