Which Cpu Should You Buy? Intel Core I5 Vs

There are many intel processors available for purchase. These are grouped into a number of categories. The hãng sản xuất intel Xeon processors are designed for use in workstations và servers, while the hãng sản xuất intel Core & Pentium processors are for consumer applications. Just because an intel Xeon is built for servers và workstations doesn’t mean that some performance obsessed gamers don’t build their gaming PCs around them. Likewise there are many servers và workstations that make bởi vì with an Intel chip core processor.

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Within the Intel vi xử lý core range of processors, there are three distinct families: the bộ vi xử lý core i7, the bộ vi xử lý core i5 and the vi xử lý core i3 families of processors. Within each of those families there are several processors with varying CPU clock rates và prices. To lớn make things even more complicated, you could always buy a processor based on the previous architecture, in this case, Haswell or Broadwell.

So there are three main processor types lớn choose from when you’re building your custom gaming PC: the Intel core i7, i5 và i3. How vì you choose amongst them? Obviously the Intel bộ vi xử lý core i7 is the top-of-the line processor, provides the most performance & is also the most expensive. Many newcomers lớn PC gaming would simply choose the i7 but that isn’t always the right answer, particularly if it limits your budget for a graphics card.

What’s the difference between the Intel vi xử lý core i5 vs vi xử lý core i7? You might think it’s the number of cores, but for the most part desktop vi xử lý core i5 processors have four cores, just lượt thích i7s. Intel core i7 processors generally have faster base clock speeds, or in other words they have more Ghz. Within the i5 & the i7 families, there are individual processors with a four digit model number, like the bộ vi xử lý core i7-6700 and the bộ vi xử lý core i5-6600K. A higher number means better performance, as the i5-6500 is faster than the i5-6400. Remember how we said the chip core i7 is generally faster than the i5? This isn’t always true, as the Intel bộ vi xử lý core i56600K is faster than the vi xử lý core i7-6700, however it has less cache.

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Cache is another major difference between the i7 vs i5. Bộ vi xử lý core i7 processors have more cache, or onboard memory, to help them giảm giá khuyến mãi with repetitive tasks. This helps them save time by storing info in the cache instead of waiting lớn store and retrieve it from the memory on the motherboard. The Skylake chip core i7 processors have 8 MB of cache while the i5s only have 6 MB.

The largest difference between the i5 và i7 is Hyper-Threading, which is a technology to increase the performance of multithreaded tasks. Hyper-Threading makes the processor appear khổng lồ have double the cores khổng lồ the operating system & applications. This is incredibly useful for multitasking, or tasks like đoạn clip rendering or converting. All i7 processors have Hyper-Threading so four chip core processor can handle eight threads. A few i5 & i3 processors have Hyper-Threading, but they are limited to lớn 4 threads total – either four real cores, or two cores Hyper-Threaded to lớn handle four threads.

The final question is bởi you really need an Intel vi xử lý core i7 or can you make vị with và i5? It depends on what you’re going khổng lồ be doing with your computer. For one, i7s are more expensive, và this can limit which graphics cards & other components you can buy. If you’re going to lớn be doing a lot of đoạn clip editing and/or you’re going to be streaming your gameplay on Twitch or YouTube, the Hyper-Threading abilities of an i7 could be worth it.

For most PC gamers however, an i5 is the better choice. Most games don’t make use of the Hyper-Threading technology, so there’s no point to lớn it. Also, for most games an i5 will not bottleneck your gaming performance. Simply put, with an Intel bộ vi xử lý core i5 và an Nvidia GTX 980Ti, the processor will not be the component that holds back your frame rate. For more information, see our post on identifying bottlenecks in your gaming PC. An i5 will not bottleneckyour gaming performance even if you’ve got two GTX 980s running in SLI! If you’re running multiple GTX Titan’s or three 980Tis then you should consider an i7 processor, but at that point budget doesn’t sound lượt thích a limiting factor. Overall when you’re building a custom gaming computer, your best bet would be to lớn go with an Intel core i5 & the best graphics thẻ you can afford, instead of an i7 and getting a less expensive graphics card.