The Intel Core i7 Ivy Bridge Processors inside this desktop has 4 execution cores that can enable the execution of parallel threads or applications to be on completely separate cores. It means that it has an impressive system response when multi-threaded or multiple applications are running simultaneously. The 22nm Quad-core of this Intel Core i5 Processor can optimize its thermal performance. The Intel Core i5 Features Enhanced Speed-step Technology which enables the system to adjust its voltage and core frequency to decrease overall power consumption. This can also help to lower overall heat production and provide a balance between providing power and conserving power. With Intel Virtualization, your one hardware platform can function as multiple virtual platforms.