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Intel Core i5 3rd Gen

Core i5-3450 3.1GHz

The Intel Core i5-3450 3.1GHz has 4 cores that run at a clock speed of 3.1GHz.

It has an L3 cache size of 6MB, an L2 cache size of 1024KB, and an L1 cache size of 128KB.

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Intel Core i5-3450 3.1GHz

Cores4More cores means more threads and therefore more processes can be run simultaneously
Speed3.1GHzClock frequency indicates processor speed, but is only reliable in comparisons between CPUs of the same family
CodenameIvy BridgeThe code name given by the manufacturers
Release Date29 Apr 2012 The more recent the release, the more likely the CPU will receive up-to-date manufacturer support
TDP77WThe lower the TDP, the less power the CPU requires to run and thus the more efficient it is and the less heat it creates
L1 Cache128KBThe bigger the L1 cache, the more data can be stored for lightning CPU access to priority processes (though a bigger cache means a higher latency
L2 Cache1024KBAfter L1 cache, L2 is utilized for slower (but still very fast) data access
L3 Cache6MBThe L3 cache is the largest CPU cache, but still provides very quick access to data
Lithography22nmThe smaller the lithographic technology used, the less power is required to run the CPU, and the less heat is created during intense use
CPU SocketLGA 1155/Socket H2The motherboard socket and CPU socket should match to indicate the CPU is compatible with the motherboard and will fit into it
Integrated GPUIntel HD Graphics 2500 DesktopThe integrated GPU in tandem with a compatible motherboard can provide basic graphical utility without the need of a graphics card
Unlocked MultipliernoAn unlocked clock multiplier means you can adjust the multiplier for an overclocking speed boost

Core i5-3450 3.1GHz compatibility review

Overall, the Intel Core i5-3450 3.1GHz has exceptional performance. Its 4 cores clocked at 3.1 GHz provide swift processing speeds and allow multiple processes to be run simultaneously.

The CPU is now over 9 years old, which means it is extremely out of date and is based on very aged technologies. This processor will be dwarfed in performance by its modern counterparts, and will likely have very little support from Intel.

Created with lithographic technology sized at 22 nanometers, the Core i5-3450 3.1GHz is built for extreme speeds and efficiency, and with a Thermal Design Power of 77W the amount of power necessary to run is not excessive.

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    42
    Battlefield 3
    65
    The Elder Scrolls V
    50
    Sleeping Dogs
    80
    Assassins Creed: Brotherhood
    60
    Borderlands 2
    60
  • Grand Theft Auto: Vice City
    120
    Assassins Creed: Revelations
    60
    Tom Clancy: Ghost Recon Future Soldier
    60
    Assassins Creed: Revelations
    60
    Oblivion
    60
    Grand Theft Auto IV
    60
  • Age of Empires III: Complete Collection
    150
    Need For Speed: Most Wanted 2
    35
    Tom Clancy Splinter Cell: Conviction
    60
    Half-Life 2: Lost Coast
    60
    Just Cause 2
    60
    Assassins Creed 2
    85
  • Far Cry 3
    60
    Dead Space
    200
    Left 4 Dead 2
    60
    Battlefield 3
    45
    Assassins Creed 2
    60
    Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas
    60
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Core i5-3450 3.1GHz Predicted Frames per second

Game name Frames per second
Grand Theft Auto V 53
Battlefield 3 67
Battlefield 4 51
The Witcher III 33
The Elder Scrolls V 56
Far Cry 3 49
Watch Dogs 50
Crysis 3 46
ArmA III 41
Assassins Creed 4 Black Flag 57
Assassins Creed 3 48
Need For Speed: Most Wanted 2 46
Tomb Raider 58
Mafia 2 60
Assassins Creed: Rogue 60
Assassins Creed 60
Crysis 2 52
Need for Speed: The Run 55
Batman: Arkham Origins 63
Left 4 Dead 2 130
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