processor power. i5? Quad core?

Hello, this question has been buggin me for awhile! When you buy a computer, the said processor is dual core, i3, i5, or i7. What do these numbers mean? An i7 will be also called a quad core or a core of six. And that, to me, does not make a lot of sense... yet.

Hi Tim,.

Double heart (meaning two) has two chips of treatment in the processor. Core quad (four) has four of them. All the carrots are on the same chip. Then, they share the same memory and the path of data in the motherboard. Thus, a chip image may be able to execute instructions four times faster than the dual core.

Intel i3, i5, and i7 processors first and second generation with represents divisions low-end, mid-range and high level of the nucleus, which is Prime Minister brand of Intel Corp. semiconductor company of consumer CPUs from mid-2011. As a result, three computer chips contain several notable differences. In addition, the Intel Core i7 has a subcategory called Extreme Edition performance based.

Core I7s are preferable to the Core i5s, who in turn are better than Core i3s. Nope, Core i7 does not seven to six hearts or Core i3 has three nuclei. The numbers are simply indicative of their relative processing powers.

Their relative level of processing power is also meant their side Star Intel processor based on a set of criteria involving their number of cores, clock (in GHz) speed, size of the cache, as well as some new Intel technologies.

Hope this information was useful.

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