Desktop CPU's

Intel Core i3, Core i5, and Core i7 CPUs have been around for a few years now, but some buyers still get stumped whenever they attempt to build their own systems and are forced to choose among the three.

If you want a plain and simple answer, then generally speaking, Core i7s are better than Core i5s, which are in turn better than Core i3s.

Nope, Core i7 does not have seven cores nor does Core i3 have three cores. The numbers are simply indicative of their relative processing powers.

Their relative levels of processing power are based on a collection of criteria involving their number of cores, clock speed (in GHz), size of cache, as well as Intel technologies like Turbo Boost and Hyper-Threading.

The more cores there are, the more tasks (known as threads) can be served at the same time. The lowest number of cores can be found in Core i3 CPUs, i.e., which have only two cores. Currently, all Core i3s are dual-core processors.

Currently all Core i5 processors are quad cores.


Intel Pentium G3260 3.30GHz Dual-Core LGA 1150 Processor

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Intel Pentium G4560 3.5 GHz Dual-Core LGA 1151 Processor

Intel Pentium G4560 3.5 GHz Dual-Core LGA 1151 Processor

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Intel Pentium G4400 3.30GHz Dual-Core LGA 1151 Processor

Intel Pentium G4400 3.30GHz Dual-Core LGA 1151 Processor

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Intel Core i3-7100 Processor (3M Cache up to 3.90 GHz)

Intel Core i3-7100 Processor (3M Cache up to 3.90 GHz)

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Intel Core i3-6100 Processor (3M Cache up to 3.70 GHz)

Intel Core i3-6100 Processor (3M Cache up to 3.70 GHz)

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Intel Core i5-6400 Processor (6M Cache up to 3.30 GHz)

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Intel Core i5-4460 Processor (6M Cache up to 3.40 GHz)

Intel Core i5-4460 Processor (6M Cache up to 3.40 GHz)

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Intel Core i5-6500 3.20Ghz 6MB CACHE SKT 1151

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Intel Core i7-6700 SKT1151 Processor (8MB Cache up to 4MHz)

Intel Core i7-6700 SKT1151 Processor (8MB Cache up to 4MHz)

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