Thursday, April 19, 2012

Differences Intel Core i3, i5, and i7

Intel is one company that often times the processor makers launched new products with newer technologies. Many types of Intel processors that makes us confused in choosing. Here will be presented in brief the difference of Intel Core i3, i5, and i7.

Intel Core i7
Core i7 is the first processor with Nehalem technology. Nehalem uses a new platform that is very different from previous generations. One is to integrate MCH chipset directly on the processor, not the motherboard. Nehalem also replace the function of the FSB to QPI (Quick Path Interconnect) which is more revolutionary.

Intel Core i5
If Bloomfield is the codename for the Core i7, the Lynnfield is the codename for the Core i5. Core i5 is the value of the Core i7 series running on socket LGA-1156. Marketed with a price range of U.S. $ 186.

Excess Core i5 is the Northbridge chipset functions embedded in the processor core (known as the MCH on the motherboard). Then the motherboard for Core i5 which will use the Intel P55 chipset (mainstream class) it will look empty without the presence of the northbridge chipset. If the Core i7 uses DDR3 Triple Channel, then the Core i5 Dual Channel DDR3 uses only. The use of power is also reduced to 95 watts. P55 chipset supports Triple Graphic Cards (3x) with PCI-E slots 1x16 and 2x8 PCI-E slot. Core i5 on the same cache, 8MB L3 cache that is.

Intel also launched Clarksfield, the Core i5 mobile version intended for notebooks. Socket to be used is mPGA-989 and the power required is quite small in the amount of 45-55 watts.

Intel Core i3
Intel Core i3 is a variant of the value compared to the other two brothers. Processor integrates a GPU (Graphics Processing Unit) or Graphics in On-board processor. Its graphics capabilities with Intel GMA claimed the G45 chipset. Additionally i3 will use a hybrid manufacturing, with a 32 nm processor core. While the memory controller / graphics using 45 nm. I3 product code is "Arrandele".

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