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Intel’s Core i3, i5 and i7 CPUs are dominating the PC market, but, which processor is right for you?
Simply put, a Core i7 is better than an i5, which is better than a Core i3. However, looking into their individual specifications makes matters a lot more complicated.
Number Of Cores and Threads
As you would expect, the Core i7 has more cores than its predecessors, ranging from four to eight cores. Meanwhile, the Core i3 has three cores and the Core i5 have four.
Essentially, the more cores there are, the more data the CPU can handle, and therefore, the more tasks or threads your PC can work on simultaneously.
Intel also have an advanced technology called Hyper Threading that enables each core to serve multiple threads. So, a standard eight Core i7 processor could run sixteen threads simultaneously, a Core i5 processor could run 8 cores simultaneously and a Core i3 processor could run six cores simultaneously.
Unfortunately, older Core i5 CPUs do not support hyper-threading, and therefore, one core can only run one thread. However, newer i5 CPUs, such as the Kaby Lake 7400 CPU, now support hyper-threading. So, if you choose a Core i5 CPU be sure to check the specification to see if it supports this advanced technology.
Overall, the capability of Intel’s Hyper Threading technology to increase threads across all its core processors is key for the avid gamer looking to complete multiple tasks quickly and simultaneously.
When you use the same data continuously, your CPU stores this data in its cache to help improve the speed at which it can complete tasks. So, the larger the cache size, the better.
The Core i3 has 3-4MB of cache, the Core i5 3-6MB and the Core i7 4-8MB of cache. The Core i7’s far superior cache is ideal for PC users looking to complete repetitive tasks faster.
At first glance, the Core i3 appears to have a faster clock speed than both the Core i5 and Core i7.
However, unlike the Core i3, the Core i7 and i5 both benefit from Intel’s Turbo Boost technology.
Turbo Boost increases the clock speed of CPUs when you need more power. This dynamic feature means that your CPU can draw less power, and usually produce less heat, by only running at a high speed when it needs to. So, although the Core i3’s base clock speed may appear higher, the Core i5 and i7 actually outperform it once Turbo Boost is taken into account.
Comparing Core i3, i5 and i7 CPUs
Should I Choose A Core i3, Core i5 or Core i7 PC?
Core i3: They are ideal for browsing the internet, completing day to day tasks and make a great budget PC, ideal for basic home, work and gaming.
Core i5: Offer increased performance still for a relatively low budget price. Ideal for intermediate gamers and users who need a faster running, higher memory CPU.
Core i7: Intel’s best CPU enables you to do more simultaneously in less time, making it ideal for high-end gaming and multimedia tasks.
Built by our in house technical experts, our Ryzen range of Gaming PC’s offer an alternative processor to our Intel range, feature some high tech water cooled PC’s and start from just £549.96. Here, we take a look at our favourite three Ryzen PC’s.
Our lowest priced Ryzen PC at £549.96, the Ryzen 3 1200 features a Nvidia GEF GTX 1050Ti graphics card. This, combined with a Ryzen 3 1200 CPU enables you to perform multiple tasks simultaneously, run programmes at a high speed and play the latest games in the highest settings.
Running on DDR4 2133MHZ RAM, with 8GB of memory, a 1TB harddrive and a 120GB SSD, the Ryzen 3 1200 1050Ti is a high end Gaming PC with a great value price.
Offering one of the best multi-thread workloads, as well as providing one of the strongest, high speed performances on the market, the Ryzen 5 1600X Water Cooled Gaming PC is ideal for a more experienced gamer looking for a more premium processor still for a great price.
Like all our Ryzen Water Cooled PC’s this water-cooled PC is WiFi enabled through a USB dongle and come with a Nvidia GEF GTX 1060 3GB graphics card and Windows 10 Pro installed so you can play the latest PC games in a high setting. Running on DDR4 2400 MHZ RAM, with 8GB of memory and a 1TB hard drive, these machines offer a great gaming experience, while their Sirius case means your gaming setup will definitely stand out from the crowd!
Meanwhile, the 240mm RGB Water Cooled CPU Block installed in the Ryzen 5 1600X 1060 is an efficient and effective way of keeping your PC cool so you can carry on gaming. An alternative to air cooling, water coolers can help to lower your PC’s sound output, cool specific components of your PC to a greater degree and require less space, overall making your PC look better and run more efficiently! Find out more about our water cooled Ryzen PC’s here.
Built by our team of in-house experts, our AMD quad core Gaming PC’s offer high-tech specifications and top of the range quad core technology for great value prices. Here, we take a look at our great range of quad core Gaming PC’s.
Our lowest priced Quad Core Gaming PC at £269.99, this PC tower features an AMD A8 9600 3.1GHZ x4 (Turbo) processor so you can play the latest, high-specification games in the highest setting. The 8GM RAM and 1TB Hard Drive ensure this PC is capable of running multiple tasks at a high speed, making it the ideal, budget PC for home, school or office. Meanwhile, the CIT Dragon case makes this case a stylish addition to any gaming setup.
Featuring the AMD A8 9600 3.1GHZ x4 (Turbo) processor, 8GB RAM and 1TB Hard Drive of its lower priced equivalent, this Quad Core Gaming PC also comes complete with Windows 10 Pro. Featuring the Volcano case, the Quad Core Gaming PC is a modern, value PC that looks just as good as its specification!
Our highest priced Quad Core PC at £369.99, the Bristol Ridge Gaming PC features an AMD A8 9600 CPU, 8GB DDR4 2133MHZ RAM and comes with Windows 10 Pro installed. This, coupled with a Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 OC 2GB GDDR5 WINDFORCE 2X Cooling System Graphics Card, provides a high-speed Gaming PC with the best quality graphics, perfect for gaming marathons. Meanwhile, like the Quad Core Gaming PC Tower, the Bristol Ridge comes with a Volcano case to provide a stylish gaming PC that definitely looks, and plays, the part!
If you’re looking for a great value, high specification, fast paced PC that provides a great gaming experience, the AMD Quad Core PC’s are a great choice. Shop online now!