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Poppa John
28-12-2010, 06:17 PM
Hi All.

Could somebody explain these new i3 etc type CPUs? What is different about them from yesterdays CPUs? TIA. PJ

GameJunkie
28-12-2010, 06:58 PM
info here http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Intel_Core#Nehalem_microarchitecture_based

i3 is what you see in more laptops nowadays, replaces the C2D etc, not completly though just yet
i5/i7 you see in desktops, for gaming etc

SP8's
28-12-2010, 07:01 PM
http://www.pugetsystems.com/blog/2010/01/15/core-i3i5i7-processors-making-sense-of-intels-new-cpu-line/

Bit of light reading for you PJ ... to easy for to try and explain to a layman .... :blush:

Poppa John
28-12-2010, 07:23 PM
Thanks both.
Pretty heavy reading tho!!! PJ:confused:

inphinity
28-12-2010, 07:25 PM
Faster than the previous-generation budget CPUs.

Poppa John
28-12-2010, 07:34 PM
Faster than the previous-generation budget CPUs.

Yes, thats what I got from reading the links. PJ

dugimodo
29-12-2010, 12:26 AM
a day younger......


seriously though just a bit faster at the same clock speeds, core 2 duo and quads are still good but i3 and i5 are better :) i7 's are monsters