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Core i3, Core i5, or Core i7 Explained!!!

      Intel is an awesome company i really like all their chips and i do use them in all my PC builds, but what is all this thing about naming their chips in the same confusing way of Core i3, Core i5 and Core i7, well really you i was puzzled with this and started doing more research on this and i would really like to share this with you guys. People who are wishing to hear a little about AMD also in here i am sorry that would be in a latter post :) . 

      A few years back when you talk about processors then they were compare with the clock speed in mega hertz but couple of years back Intel changed the whole idea by introducing their Core 2 Duo chips which were faster than their predecessors in a relatively lower clock speed itself, but then now we are here with the Core i3, i5 and i7 series of processors. 

   Let me break up them to you now. 

 Core i3 :

        Now Core i3 is the most basic processor you can get and the most least expensive of all the three, it has 2 cores supported by hyper-threading which help in multitasking, it also has a smaller chase and generally perform less than a Core i5.

Core i5 :

      When we talk about the number of cores in i5 you might think all have 4 core but this is not the case. All the mobile Core i5 have 2 core and do include Hyper-Threading but on the other hand desktop computers have 4 cores and don not support for Hyper-Threading. But every Core i5 has improved on board graphics and for Turbo Boots technology which will be used to make temporary performance enhancement to get a little more out of your CPU.

Core i7 :

     Every Core i7 you see will have support Hyper-Threading, they will have any where around 2-8 cores and they have the ability to host 2-8 sticks of memory and this makes you get a lot of options to get in i7 itself. They also do have better on board graphics and turbo boost technology than the other two CPU's. The have more cache and they are always a little expensive, so i can say Core i7 are the best Intel could give in a given generation of processors.

       Wait a minute there did i say generation of processor, oh god now you all will be mad at me right now i would break it up too, Intel has developed a lot of CPU's in the course of so many years so what happened is they all are classified into generations of chips. The table below gives you all the information you would want to know about generations, this was taken from Wikipedia, --> source WIKIPEDIA

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BrandDesktopMobile
Code-namedCoresFabDate releasedCode-namedCoresFabDate released
Core Solo
Desktop version not available
Yonah165 nmJanuary 2006
Core Duo
Desktop version not available
Yonah265 nmJanuary 2006
Core 2 Solo
Desktop version not available
Merom-L
Penryn-L
1
1
65 nm
45 nm
September 2007
May 2008
Core 2 DuoConroe
Allendale
Wolfdale
2
2
2
65 nm
65 nm
45 nm
August 2006
January 2007
January 2008
Merom
Penryn
2
2
65 nm
45 nm
July 2006
January 2008
Core 2 QuadKentsfield
Yorkfield
4
4
65 nm
45 nm
January 2007
March 2008
Penryn445 nmAugust 2008
Core 2 ExtremeConroe XE
Kentsfield XE
Yorkfield XE
2
4
4
65 nm
65 nm
45 nm
July 2006
November 2006
November 2007
Merom XE
Penryn XE
Penryn XE
2
2
4
65 nm
45 nm
45 nm
July 2007
January 2008
August 2008
Core i3Clarkdale
Sandy Bridge
Ivy Bridge
Haswell
2
2
2
2
32 nm
32 nm
22 nm
22 nm
January 2010
February 2011
September 2012
September 2013
Arrandale
Sandy Bridge
Ivy Bridge
Haswell
2
2
2
2
32 nm
32 nm
22 nm
22 nm
January 2010
February 2011
June 2012
June 2013
Core i5Lynnfield
Clarkdale
Sandy Bridge
Sandy Bridge
Ivy Bridge
Ivy Bridge
Haswell
Haswell
4
2
4
2
4
2
4
2
45 nm
32 nm
32 nm
32 nm
22 nm
22 nm
22 nm
22 nm
September 2009
January 2010
January 2011
February 2011
April 2012
April 2012
June 2013
June 2013
Arrandale
Sandy Bridge
Ivy Bridge
Haswell
2
2
2
2
32 nm
32 nm
22 nm
22 nm
January 2010
February 2011
May 2012
June 2013
Core i7Bloomfield
Lynnfield
Gulftown
Sandy Bridge
Sandy Bridge-E
Sandy Bridge-E
Ivy Bridge
Haswell
Ivy Bridge-E
Ivy Bridge-E
4
4
6
4
6
4
4
4
4
6
45 nm
45 nm
32 nm
32 nm
32 nm
32 nm
22 nm
22 nm
22 nm
22 nm
November 2008
September 2009
July 2010
January 2011
November 2011
February 2012
April 2012
June 2013
September 2013
September 2013
Clarksfield
Arrandale
Sandy Bridge
Sandy Bridge
Ivy Bridge
Ivy Bridge
Haswell
Haswell
4
2
4
2
4
2
4
2
45 nm
32 nm
32 nm
32 nm
22 nm
22 nm
22 nm
22 nm
September 2009
January 2010
January 2011
February 2011
May 2012
May 2012
June 2013
June 2013
Core i7
Extreme Edition
Bloomfield
Gulftown
Sandy Bridge-E
Ivy Bridge-E
4
6
6
6
45 nm
32 nm
32 nm
22 nm
November 2008
March 2010
November 2011
September 2013
Clarksfield
Sandy Bridge
Ivy Bridge
Haswell
4
4
4
4
45 nm
32 nm
22 nm
22 nm
September 2009
January 2011
May 2012
June 2013
                                                                                                              --- Source   WIKIPEDIA

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