Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Comparing Intel Core i3, i5, i7 processors

Intel Core i3
• Dual Core processor
• Hyper Threading Support (HT)
• Due to HT, this has 2 virtual cores.
2 physical cores, 2 virtual cores
• Turbo Boost (dynamic overclocking)
• Integrated graphics processor
• Fabrication : 32nm technology

Intel Core i5 – Dual Core
• Dual Core Processor
• Hyper Threading Support (HT)
• Due to HT, this has 2 virtual cores.
2 physical cores, 2 virtual cores
• Turbo Boost (dynamic overclocking)
• Integrated graphics processor
• Fabrication : 32nm technology

Intel Core i5 – Quad Core
• Quad Core Processor
4 physical cores.
• Turbo Boost (dynamic overclocking)
• Fabrication : 45nm technology

Intel Core i7
• Quad Core Processor
• Hyper Threading Support (HT)
• Due to HT, this has 8 virtual cores
4 physical cores, 8 virtual cores
• Turbo Boost Technology
• Fabrication : 45nm technology

Intel Core i7-980X and i7-970 have 6 physical cores and 12 virtual cores.

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