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Intel processor comparison chart

The following Intel processor comparison chart shows the latest processors produced by Intel, the largest microprocessor manufacturer in the world. Most of the processor types are compiled and included in the chart.

Intel Nehalem (Core i series) processors

Processors in this family usually referred as High-end both in personal desktop and mobile computers. The integration of memory controller and north bridge onto the processor are the most important features of Core I series processors.

All processors in this series support 64-bit architecture, most support DDR3 memory and incorporate L3 cache. Intel processor comparison chart...

Intel_corei7_processor

Intel i7

Key Features

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  • Up to 6 cores in a single package
  • DDR3 memory support
  • Include L3 Cache
  • Hyper-threading support
  • Turbo-boost technology
  • Clock speed range (2.33 – 3.8GHz)
  • Energy efficiency
  • For extreme 3D gaming
  • Creating Video and editing photos
  • For intensive Graphics tasks
  • Running multi-threaded applications
  • For Multi-tasking purpose

Intel_corei7_mobile

Intel i7 mobile

Key Features

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  • Intel mobile (laptop) processors are the most efficient
  • Up to 4 cores in a single package
  • DDR3 memory support
  • Hyper-threading support
  • Turbo-boost technology
  • Energy efficiency

  • The same with non-mobile processor

intel_corei5_processor

Intel i5

Key Features

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  • Dual and quad core in a single package
  • DDR3 memory support
  • Hyper-threading support in dual core type processor, not supported in quad core processor
  • Turbo-boost technology
  • Lower cache than i7

  • For multi-tasking
  • Casual PC gaming
  • Frequently use
  • Creating and editing movies
  • For all-rounded applications

intel_corei5_mobile_processor

Intel i5 mobile

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Key Features

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  • Only 2 cores are available
  • DDR3 memory support
  • Hyper-threading support
  • Turbo-boost technology
  • Lower energy consumption

  • The same with non-mobile processor

intel_corei3_processor

Intel i3

Key Features

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  • A Dual core processor
  • Hyper-threading support
  • Do not have Turbo-boost technology
  • For Office applications
  • Basic PC gaming
  • Internet browsing, email, social media
  • Downloading movies and music
  • For all-rounded applications

intel_corei3_mobile_processor

Intel i3 mobile

Key Features

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  • Features 2 cores
  • Hyper-threading support
  • Do not have Turbo-boost technology

  • The same with non-mobile processor

Intel Core 2 processors - Intel processor comparison

Processors in this group support 64-bit architecture, Visualization technology and Intel speed step (EIST) technology. Some of the features of these processors include multi-core optimized cache, Intelligent power capability and improved memory access technology.

intel_core2quad_processor

Core 2 Quad

Key Features

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  • Incorporates 4 processor cores
  • Improved battery life
  • Intel Dynamic Acceleration Technology (mobile processors)
  • Advanced Smart Cache Technology and memory access
  • Tuned for multimedia purpose
  • Well performing processor, good for multi-tasking and multi-threaded applications
  • Can be used for Video and image editing and gaming
  • Visualization tasks
  • For all-rounded applications

intel_core2extreme_processor

Core 2 Extreme

Key Features

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  • Available in 2 and 4 cores
  • High-end version of standard Core 2 processors
  • Higher bus speed than the standard Core 2 processor
  • Intel Dynamic Acceleration Technology (mobile processors)
  • Advanced Smart Cache Technology
  • Designed for gaming and multimedia applications, particularly in mobile processors
  • For running multiple applications simultaneously
  • Multi-tasking
  • Creating and editing movies and images
  • Internet browsing and email

intel_core2duo_processor

Core 2 duo

Key Features

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  • Incorporates 2 processor cores
  • Energy efficient (improved battery life for Mobile computer)
  • Up to 6MB of L2 cache
  • Smart memory access
  • Requires less power to run
  • Up to 1333MHz FSB speed
  • Can be optimized for Video and image editing and gaming
  • Internet browsing and email
  • Good for running multiple applications
  • Parallel computing

intel_celeron_processor

Celeron

Key Features

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  • Low-end single or dual core economy processor
  • Good for Internet browsing, email and chat
  • Document creation
  • Office applications

Intel Pentium processors - Intel processor comparison

Intel introduced Pentium processors in 2000. Some of the common features included in this group of processors are L2 Cache, L3 cache in extreme edition, up to 3.8MHz speed, Hyper-threading technology, run up to 1066 FSB speed and compatibility with previous 32-bit processors.

Pentium 4 Extreme Edition

Key Features

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  • Incorporates L3 cache on most processors of this group
  • Speed ranges from 3.2 – 3.4
  • Consume a lot of electrical power
  • Expensive to buy
  • Specifically designed for gaming
  • Internet browsing and email
  • Office applications
  • All-rounded applications

Pentium D

Key Features

Processor usage

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  • Dual core processor
  • Speed ranges from 2.6 – 3.6
  • Up to 800MHz processor bus speed
  • L2 cache included
  • Basic gaming and
  • Internet browsing and email
  • Office applications
  • All-rounded applications

Pentium Extreme Edition

Key Features

Processor usage

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  • Latest edition of Pentium D processor
  • Supports Hyper-threading technology
  • Incorporates unlocked locked multipliers which makes it easy for overclocking
  • nForce 4 Series of NVIDIAgraphics card is supported
  • Hyper-threading technology supported
  • Gaming and multimedia purpose
  • Internet browsing and email
  • Office applications
  • All-rounded applications

Other types of processors – Intel processor comparison

Intel Centrino 2

Key Features

Processor usage

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  • Built with 3MB smart cache
  • Up to 1066 FSB speed
  • Intel Turbo boost technology
  • Intelligent power capability (Low energy consumption)
  • Integrates WiFi wireless technology
  • In corporate remote manageability
  • Suitable for multi-tasking
  • Multimedia purpose, encoding video and music
  • Browsing internet and email
  • Can be used for middle intensive applications

intel_centrino_processor

Centrino/ Duo

Key Features

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  • based on Pentium processor
  • developed for wireless mobile technology
  • Better battery life
  • For non-intensive tasks such as, Internet browsing and email
  • Chatting
  • Creating office application documents

Intel_coresolo_processor

Core Duo/Solo

Key Features

Processor usage

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  • Available in 1 or 2 processor cores
  • Low processor performance
  • Power consumption features
  • Intel smart cache technology
  • For non-intensive tasks such as, Internet browsing and email
  • Chatting
  • Creating office application documents

Intel_atom_processor

Atom

Key Features

Processor usage

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  • Available in 1 or 2 processor cores
  • Low processing performance
  • Economy processor
  • Internet browsing and email
  • Chatting
  • Sharing photos and movies
  • Creating office application documents

Conclusion

The above Intel processor comparison chart is not a complete list, but most of the latest processors are included. For more information you can visit Intel.com, and other system benchmark sites.

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