Core i3 and Core i5 are processors that belong to the family of Intel Core processors. There are three generations of Intel Core processors and hence three generations of Core i3 and Core i5 processors. In each generation, there is a series of Core processors for desktop computers and a series of processors for mobile computers. Before we look into the features of these processors and where they are used, let us first understand how the processors are named.
Before going into key technical differences between i3 and i5, lets try to understand about intel processors, their naming and other important aspects.