For several years, Intel has launched a new series of processors: Core i3, i5, i7. Since the launch of this new family of high-performance processors, many users have been able to distinguish between these processors and determine the processor that suits them best if they want to buy a new computer, whether desktop or laptop. With the launch of the company's Haswell architecture (also known as 4G processors), questions about the differences between these processors are expected to return to the top of the questions and queries about computer power as a whole.
Through this article, we will explain the most important differences between these treatments, and we will give a detailed look contribute to getting the best amount of information possible on the difference between these treatments.
First, we can summarize the whole thing with one simple sentence: Core i7 processors are stronger than Core i5 processors, and Core i5 processors are more powerful than Core i3 processors. On the other hand, one of the most common errors among users is the information about the name of the processor: most users think that the designation Core i5, for example, means that the processor has five nuclei, which is completely false information. What users should know in this case is that the numbers attached to the letter (i) are a relative indicator of processor strength, so the higher the number, the greater the processing power.
Of course, as we said earlier, the Core i7 processors are more powerful than the Core i5 processors. But to determine the actual power of each processor, the user should know a few things: Number of Cores, Processor Speed GHz Clock Speed GHz, Cache size, and Intel processor-enhanced technologies, such as Turbo Boost and Hyper-Threading, which we will mention.
The reader and the user must know that Intel Core processors are released within generations so that each generation has a specific architecture. The talk in this article is about the fourth-generation processors that have Intel's Haswell architecture, and why they are currently the most prevalent in the market. The fifth-generation processors have been commercially available since May 2014, but 4G processors are still the most popular. It can also be said that the comparisons made here apply to some extent with fifth-generation processors, or processors of previous generations, such as third-generation processors and the second.
The basic form of Haswell architecture for Intel's fourth-generation processors and its most important features.
Speaking of generations of processors, it is also important that the user knows what codes are written in the processor name card. When searching for processors and their specifications on Intel's official site, or even when purchasing a new computer, the user will notice that the processor not only includes the name "Core i7" for example, but the name of the processor is complete: Core i7-4770K.
What do these figures mean?
We'll start with a left-to-right explanation: Core ix refers to the core family, the Core family, and the sub-family, either i3, i5, or i7. The following numbers may be "4xxx", "3xxx", "2xxx" and "5xxx". The first number, which will be 5, 4, 3, or 2, refers to the generation of the processor. The number 2 means that the processor belongs to the second generation, the number 3 refers to the third generation and the number 4 refers to the fourth generation and so on. Knowing the generation to which the processor belongs means knowing its own architecture. The three numbers following the processor generation number are explanatory numbers to distinguish between treatments, usually without a specific indication, but often the large numbers are used for i7 processors, average numbers (4,5,6) for i5 processors, (2,3) for i3 processors. Finally, the character written at the end of the symbol indicates a specific property that the processor has. The symbol "K" indicates that the processor is unlocked, meaning that the user can perform a process of breaking the speed of the processor. The "M" symbol, for example, indicates that the processor is directed to portable computer systems, and the "Q" symbol indicates, for example, that the processor is quadruple.
Intel_4th_haswell_4electron * Important Note: Processors can be categorized according to the devices you will be running, meaning that there are hand-held processors for desktops, laptops, and others for embedded systems. Each family has certain characteristics and characteristics, and in order to avoid confusion, we will focus in this article on processors for desktop computers. It can be said that most of the observations and comparisons contained in this article apply perfectly to the processors used in laptops. It's also important to know that each processor family has a large number of versions. The Core i3 family alone has 37 different 4G processors, the Core i5 family has 55 4G processors, and the Core i7 family has 49 4G processors. The comparison in this article is a general and comprehensive comparison, which takes into account the most important characteristics and characteristics through which the performance of treatments can be judged.