Comparing Intel i3, i5 and i7 processors
Do you often get confused with the Intel’s processor line-up? Ever wondered which chipset is best for your requirements? Which is more compatible with your needs? One should look beyond the Core i branding and check the number of cores, Clock Speed, Turbo Boost and Hyper-Threading to truly understand the magnitude of power it generates.
Different processor families have different levels of efficiency, so how much they get done with each clock cycle is more important than the GHz number itself.
Intel’s current core processors are divided into three ranges(Core i3, Core i5 and Core i7), with several models in each range.The differences between these ranges aren’t same on laptop chips as on desktops. Desktop chips follow a more logical pattern as compared to laptop chips, but many of the technologies and terms, we are about to discuss, such as cache memory, the number of cores, Turbo boost and Hyper-Threading concepts is same. Laptop processors have to balance power efficiency with performance – a constraint that doesn’t really apply to desktop chips. Similar is the case with the Mobile processors.
Let’s start differentiating the processors on the basis of the concepts discussed below!
Concepts and Technologies
From these, we conclude why Core i7 processors are the creme de la creme. Not only are they quad cores, they also support Hyper-Threading. Thus, a total of eight threads can run on them at the same time. Combine that with 8MB of cache and Intel Turbo Boost Technology, which all of them have, and you’ll see what sets the Core i7 apart from its siblings.
On the other side, it totally depends on the requirements, to choose a processor.
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