Hello Every One . The central processing unit (CPU), usually called the processor, is the main brain of your computer. When looking for a new CPU, it’s easy to automatically go for the more expensive options expecting a return in performance, and you’d be correct in that assumption. However, the question is whether or not you need that kind of power and whether or not you really need to pay that much.
CPUs with more cores will outperform those with less, and the faster the chipset is, the better. Paired with a solid graphics processor unit, the right CPU can ensure fast, smooth, uninterrupted gaming with excellent graphics. If you are a regular gamer, consider a quad- or even octa-core chip with fast processing speed. Though such performance may be unnecessary for the average user, it can help ensure your device is a capable gaming machine for years to come.
There isn’t always a clear-cut, definitive answer to which is better in a given situation, and often, it just comes down to your budget. But knowing the essentials about each can help you make a smarter choice. Let’s get into the key differences between the Core i5 and the Core i7.
Simply put, a Core i5-equipped system will be less expensive than a Core i7-equipped PC, if all else is equal. But in most cases, if you’re comparing apples to apples (that is, a desktop chip to a desktop chip, or a laptop chip to a laptop chip, and the same generation to the same generation), the Core i5 will have fewer, or dialed-down, capabilities. A Core i7 will typically be better for multitasking, media-editing and -creation tasks, high-end gaming, and similar demanding workloads. Often, though, the price difference will be small, so it’s worth playing around with the online configurator of whatever PC you’re buying to see if you can afford a Core i7-powered machine. (At this writing, for instance, the difference was less than $100 for the Dell XPS 13.)
Nearly all Intel Core i5 and Core i7 CPUs from the 8th and 9th Generations (desktop and laptop varieties alike) have at least four cores, which is what we consider the sweet spot for most mainstream users. Many late-model desktop Core i5 and Core i7 chips have six cores, and a few ultra-high-end gaming PCs come with eight-core Core i7s. Meanwhile, a few ultra-low-power laptop Core i5 and Core i7 CPUs have just two. (You’ll find these mainly in ultra-thin systems such as the Acer Swift 5.)
The same rough Core nomenclature has been used for quite a few generations of Intel CPUs now, all of which share four-digit model names (such as the Intel Core i7-8700). To make sure you’re buying a system with a recent-generation processor, look for the Core ix-8xxx or Core ix-9xxx naming structure. Most CPUs designed for thin or mainstream laptops have a “U” or a “Y” appended to the end of the model name; chips meant for power laptops tend to end in “H” or “HK”; and those intended for desktops have a “K” or a “T” at the end (or just end in a zero). Intel releases a new generation pretty much every year, and this fall we’ll start to see 10th Generation chips for laptops (dubbed “Ice Lake” and Comet Lake”). Expect some slight tweaks to the naming structure, but all of the chips announced so far feature a “10” in the first position: Core ix-10xxx.