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Product Name
Intel® Core™ i5-2537M Processor (3M Cache, up to 2.30 GHz) Intel® Core™ i5-2557M Processor (3M Cache, up to 2.70 GHz) Intel® Core™ i5-3427U Processor (3M Cache, up to 2.80 GHz)
Code Name
Sandy Bridge Sandy Bridge Ivy Bridge
Processor Number
i5-2537M i5-2557M i5-3427U
Launched Launched Launched
Launch Date
Q1'11 Q2'11 Q2'12
32 nm 32 nm 22 nm
Recommended Customer Price
N/A N/A $225.00
# of Cores
2 2 2
# of Threads
4 4 4
Processor Base Frequency
1.4 GHz 1.7 GHz 1.8 GHz
Max Turbo Frequency
2.3 GHz 2.7 GHz 2.8 GHz
3 MB SmartCache 3 MB L3 3 MB SmartCache
Bus Speed
5 GT/s DMI 5 GT/s DMI 5 GT/s DMI
17 W 17 W 17 W
Supplemental Information
Embedded Options Available
No No No
Conflict Free
Yes Yes Yes
Link Link Link
Memory Specifications
Max Memory Size (dependent on memory type)
8 GB 8 GB 32 GB
Memory Types
DDR3 1066/1333 DDR3 1066/1333 DDR3/L/-RS 1333/1600
Max # of Memory Channels
2 2 2
Max Memory Bandwidth
21.3 GB/s 21.3 GB/s 25.6 GB/s
ECC Memory Supported
No No No
Graphics Specifications
Processor Graphics
Intel® HD Graphics 3000 Intel® HD Graphics 3000 Intel® HD Graphics 4000
Graphics Base Frequency
350 MHz 350 MHz 350 MHz
Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency
900 MHz 1.2 GHz 1.15 GHz
Graphics Output
Intel® Quick Sync Video
Yes Yes Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology
Yes Yes Yes
Intel® Wireless Display
Yes Yes Yes
Intel® Flexible Display Interface (Intel® FDI)
Yes Yes Yes
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology
Yes Yes Yes
Macrovision* License Required
No No
# of Displays Supported
2 2 3
Device ID
0x116 0x116 0x166
Intel® Insider™
Yes Yes
Expansion Options
PCI Express Revision
2.0 2.0 2.0
PCI Express Configurations
1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4 1x16, 2x8, 1x8 2x4 1x16, 2x8, 1x8 2x4
Max # of PCI Express Lanes
16 16 1
Package Specifications
Sockets Supported
Max CPU Configuration
1 1 1
100 C 100 C 105 C
Package Size
31mm x 24 mm (BGA1023) 31.0mm x 24.0mm (BGA1023) 31mm x 24mm
Low Halogen Options Available
Advanced Technologies
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
2.0 2.0 2.0
Intel® vPro Technology
Yes Yes Yes
Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology
Yes Yes Yes
Intel® Virtualization Technology (VT-x)
Yes Yes Yes
Intel® Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d)
Yes Yes Yes
Intel® VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Yes Yes Yes
Intel® 64
Yes Yes Yes
Instruction Set
64-bit 64-bit 64-bit
Instruction Set Extensions
Intel® My WiFi Technology
Yes Yes Yes
4G WiMAX Wireless Technology
Yes Yes Yes
Idle States
Yes Yes Yes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep® Technology
Yes Yes Yes
Intel® Demand Based Switching
No No No
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
Yes Yes Yes
Intel® Fast Memory Access
Yes Yes Yes
Intel® Flex Memory Access
Yes Yes Yes
Intel® Identity Protection Technology
Yes Yes Yes
Intel® Data Protection Technology
Intel® AES New Instructions
Yes Yes Yes
Secure Key
Intel® Platform Protection Technology
Trusted Execution Technology
Yes Yes Yes
Execute Disable Bit
Yes Yes Yes
Anti-Theft Technology
Yes Yes Yes