|In addition, the Dual Display Capable i5 processor also features the following advanced technologies: Intel® Turbo Boost Technology, Intel® Virtualization Technology, Intel® Flex Memory Access, Enhanced Intel Speedster® Technology, Thermal Monitoring Technologies, Intel® Quick Sync Video, Intel® Intrude™ 3D Technology and Intel® Flexible Display Interface.|
Some tech critics have pointed out that the graphics specifications on the i5 are less than stellar but we found the graphics support features to be competitive and well designed. In fact, the graphics specs on the Core™ i5 2500K are almost as impressive as the ones on i7 chips at a much lower price tag
The specs include: Processor Graphics: Intel® HD Graphics 3000
Graphics Base Frequency: 850 MHz
Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency: 1.1 GHz
For its price (approximately R1700), the Intel™ Core™ i5 2500K offers exceptionally strong and stable computing performance. Its media processing abilities and graphics features deserve a special mention, as does the fact that it has an unlocked multiplier. The Intel™ Core™ i5 2500K also excels at supporting media management and gaming. In fact, on these two parameters, it far outshines its competition (AMD's Phenom II X6 1100T).