Intel Core i3 Processor, Developed and manufactured by Intel. Core i3 processor is a dual-core computer processor, developed for use in both laptop and desktop computers. Core i3 processor is one of three types of processors in the “i” series (also called the Intel Core family of processors).
Core i3 processor is available in multiple speeds, ranging from 1.30 GHz up to 3.50 GHz, and features either 3 MB or 4 MB of cache. It uses either the LGA 1150 or LGA 1155 socket on a motherboard. The Core i3 processors are most often found as dual-core, having two cores. However, a select few high-end Core i3 processors are quad-core, featuring four cores.
Common type of RAM used with a Core i3 processor are:
DDR3 1333 Or DDR3 1600.
Power usage varies for the Core i3 processors:
- Slower speeds (1.30 GHz to 1.80 GHz) use 11.5 W, 15 W or 25 W of power
- Medium speeds (2.00 GHz to 2.50 GHz) use 28 W, 35 W or 37 W of power
- Faster speeds (2.90 GHz to 3.50 GHz) use 35 W, 37 W or 54 W of power
Core i3 processors are normally used in laptop computers, because of their lower heat generation and conservative battery usage. Some laptops running core i3 processor can used for up to five (5) or six (6) hours on a single battery charge