For the first time, there is a smart family of processors that can provide extra performance when you need it, and increased energy efficiency when you don’t. Intel Core i5 680 Processor 3.60 GHz with 4 MB L3 shared cache. Features Intel Turbo Boost Technology which accelerates your performance to match your workload, up to a maximum turbo frequency of 3.86 GHz . Intel Hyper-Threading Technology (dual-core with 4 threads), New Intel HD Graphics at 733 MHz, LGA1156 package. Intel HD Graphics supported when used with DH55TC, DH55HC or similar motherboards. Included in box: processor, fan/heatsink, manual and chassis sticker. 3 Year Limited Warranty. Intel Turbo Boost Technology- automatically speeds up your processor when you need it. So even if you’re running multiple applications at the same time, turbo boost taps any unused power to give you an extra boost of speed. Like a modern sports car, where the car can deliver power and traction to the wheels where they’re needed, Intel Turbo Boost Technology automatically speeds up the processor when the PC needs extra performance. Intel Hyper-Threading Technology – lets your processor do two things at the same time, similar to a toaster that has two slots instead of one, or four slots instead of two. The result is that you can do a lot more in less time. Intel HD Graphics- provides superb visual performance for sharper images, richer color and lifelike video. Now available on select models of the all NEW 2010 Intel Core Processor Family.
The Intel Core i5-680 Processor brings great performance, Intel HD Graphics, and the latest Intel technologies to your desktop computer. With two cores running at 3.60 GHz, the Core i5-680 won’t have any problems handling your everyday applications. And when you need an extra burst of speed, the processor can utilize Intel Turbo Boost Technology to run at up to 3.86 GHz.
The Intel Core i5-680 processor delivers outstanding performance at a great price. View larger.
Multiple Cores for Speedy, Multi-Threaded Performance
The Intel Core i5-680 Processor contains two processors, or execution cores, on one integrated circuit. Combined with four threads, the Core i5-680 can simultaneously work on multiple tasks. This design produces faster and more efficient results, so your computer won’t slow down–no matter how many applications you have open.
Turbo Boost Technology Gives Extra Speed When You Need It
Intel Turbo Boost Technology automatically oversees your workload, redirecting power and moderating performance for better efficiency. In the past, unused portions of a chip would be turned off, leaving some cores idle. But with Turbo Boost Technology, unused performance is now routed to active cores, boosting performance without wasting power. With Turbo Boost Technology enabled, the Core i5-680 accelerates from its usual 3.60 GHz up to a maximum single-core frequency of 3.86 GHz.
Hyper-Threading for Better Efficiency
The Core i5-680 features Intel Hyper-Threading Technology to deliver more efficient use of resources and better performance on multi-threaded software. You’ll be able to run demanding desktop applications (such as music and movie creation applications), while running background applications (such as virus protection software), and still maintain system responsiveness.
Large Smart Cache for Better Media Performance
Intel Smart Cache provides performance-maximized storage for frequently accessed data. The Core i5-680 has a generous 4 MB of Intel Smart Cache kept close to the processor, so there’s always data feeding in. The result is better overall functionality for everyday applications and markedly improved performance for rich-media titles and games.
Intel HD Graphics Built-in
With the Core i5-680, Intel HD Graphics is built right into the CPU, so you won’t have to spend money on a discrete graphics card in order to get stunning results. Intel HD Graphics provides sharp images, rich color, and lifelike audio and video. It supports multiple monitors, premium video such as Blu-ray Disc playback and mainstream gaming, as well as a full Windows 7 experience. The Core i5-680 has a graphics core that runs at 733 MHz to maximize viewing power.
Advanced Technology to Keep Your Computer Secure
The Core i5-680 has security features that make it ideal for business use. Intel Trusted Execution Technology provides a hardware-based set of extensions that enhance security capabilities, protecting your computer against software-based attacks and protecting the confidentiality and integrity of data stored on your clients’ PCs.
Made on a 32nm manufacturing process for better energy efficiency, the Core i5-680 has a maximum thermal design power (TDP) of 73 Watts. It supports the LGA1156 socket.
|Intel Core i5-600 Processor Series|
|Core i5-680 Processor||Core i5-670 Processor||Core i5-661 Processor||Core i5-660 Processor||Core i5-650 Processor|
|Cores / Threads||2 Cores / 4 Threads||2 Cores / 4 Threads||2 Cores / 4 Threads||2 Cores / 4 Threads||2 Cores / 4 Threads|
|Processor Frequency||3.60 GHz / 3.86 GHz with turbo boost||3.46 GHz / 3.73 GHz with turbo boost||3.33 GHz / 3.60 GHz with turbo boost||3.33 GHz / 3.60 GHz with turbo boost||3.20 GHz / 3.46 GHz with turbo boost|
|Intel Smart Cache||4 MB||4 MB||4 MB||4 MB||4 MB|
|Silicon||32 nm||32 nm||32 nm||32 nm||32 nm|
|Integrated HD Graphics||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Graphics Base Frequency||733 MHz||733 MHz||900 MHz||733 MHz||733 MHz|
|Number of Memory Channels||2 (DDR3 1333 MHz)||2 (DDR3 1333 MHz)||2 (DDR3 1333 MHz)||2 (DDR3 1333 MHz)||2 (DDR3 1333 MHz)|
|Intel Trusted Execution Technology||Yes||Yes||No||Yes||Yes|
3.60 GHz with Intel Turbo Boost speed up to 3.86 GHz
Intel HD graphics included
Dual Core / 4 threads with Intel Hyper-Threading
73 watt TDP