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Abhinav Nagani 05 Jul, 2018 04:53 64531 5

What are Intel i3, i5, i7 Processors? 

A few differentiating parameters of the 'i' lineup.

Intel is bumping out generations after generations of its 'i' processor lineup faster than Mr Donald Trump is firing his own administrative staff. The recent one being generation eight. Well, it perplexes the buyers to comprehend the difference between the i3, i5, and i7 Intel processors. Fear no more the underlying guide will quash most of your confusion in a jiffy.
Well, before we start, let me introduce a few differentiating parameters of the 'i' lineup.

1. The number of cores
2. Clock Cycle
2. Hyperthreading
3. Intel Turbo Boost
4. Cache size

We will look at them one by one but before that,

Intel® Core™ i5-8600K Processor
It's an eight gen overclocked/unclocked i5 processor.
What gave?

The lettered suffixes at the end of the names of the processor have special meaning, here is a list of suffixes and their meanings.

C – Desktop processor based on the LGA 1150 package with high-performance graphics
H – High-performance graphics
K – Unlocked Frequency Multiplier – typically much more expensive gamer CPUs
M – Mobile as in laptops, tablets…
Q – Quad-core
R – Desktop processor based on BGA1364 (mobile) package with high-performance graphics
S – Performance-optimized lifestyle
T – Power-optimized lifestyle and typically lower performance
U – Ultra-low power – always lower performance
X – Extreme edition – typically gamer and workstation CPU’s with as many as 10 cores
Y – Extremely low power – typically used in tablets and Ultrabook’s

To the interesting part now...