The 2nd Generation Intel Core processor family desktop is the next generation of 64-bit, multi-core desktop processor built on 32- nanometer process technology. Based on a new micro-architecture, the processor is designed for a two-chip platform consisting of a processor and Platform Controller Hub (PCH). The platform enables higher performance, lower cost, easier validation, and improved x-y footprint. The processor includes Integrated Display Engine, Processor Graphics, and Integrated Memory Controller. The processor is designed for desktop platforms. It supports up to 12 Processor Graphics execution units (EUs). The processor is offered in an 1155-land LGA package.
Rudiculously Fast, Graphics Beautiful7/28/2012
WEI processor score of 7.1. Eats HD video for breakfast. HD 3000 on-chip graphics is beautiful and fast. WEI graphics score of 6.2, gaming graphics score of 6.2. Have never seen the cpu meter go above 50% even when crunching video, the i3 is plenty powerful for most people I'm sure. Runs very cool and sips power. Intel has hit it out of the park with this one. That's saying alot coming from me as I have always used AMD prior to this. Paired it with an Intel DH67GD to get the most performance.
Good cost performance and energy efficient12/12/2011
I built a PC with an Intel DH61motherboard, 2x2GB Kingston Hyper-X DDR3-1600 rams, a WD Caviar blue 500GB hard disk and a Zonet 802.11 b/g USB wireless adapter. The power consumption on idle is only 23W and does not get higher than 70W with Prime95 full load. Since I do not overclock or play 3D games, I am not sure of its performance. However, Windows7 rated as pretty high, so I believe it is. HD3000 video also seems good. Anyway, this is really good for a budget machine, and I am satisfied with it.