login about faq

To prove you're not a spammer, email newuser.lgqa@gmail.com with the subject "Account Request" to request an account.

Ok so I'm helping a friend pick a PC (Desktop) and was just wondering how many cores does the I versions have? (i3,i5,i7)? :)

Thank you.

asked Dec 28 '11 at 12:31

thecybershocker's gravatar image


The current gen Intel core series varies from 2-6 cores. You don't only want to look at cores when comparing processors though. When comparing the i3 i5 and i7 series, you have to consider that the i5 has more efficient architecture than the i3 and the i7 more efficient architecture than the i5. Also, one has to take into consideration clock speed, power consumption (if you're building the PC or plan on adding lots or peripherals) and whether or not the multipliers are unlocked allowing overclocking. In general you can tell if an Intel CPU is if it's an extreme edition chip. Some BIOS mods however allow for non X-edition processors to be overclocked. I hope this helps. I just tried to sum up what I wasn't confident with about processors before I got into being enthused about computer hardware. Good luck!

answered Dec 28 '11 at 16:09

Angelwork's gravatar image


Thanks you helped further, :)

(Dec 28 '11 at 23:55) thecybershocker thecybershocker's gravatar image

Here is an easy way to take a look by model for several types of CPU's like Intel and AMD. http://www.cpu-world.com/ You'll see in the specs for the individual processors the kind of Core's they use for a given microprocessor. They date back as far back as the early 70's when intel came out with the 4004 processor as well.

answered Dec 28 '11 at 12:43

Compucore's gravatar image


Thank you very much @compucore :)

(Dec 28 '11 at 12:50) thecybershocker thecybershocker's gravatar image

Problemo. I used to think the same way as well. Until I found this site with a friend of mine. It's interesting to find out even on the model of CPU's that I had used at home like the old AMD K6-2450. Its fun to find out.

(Dec 28 '11 at 12:58) Compucore Compucore's gravatar image
Your answer
toggle preview

Follow this question

By Email:

Once you sign in you will be able to subscribe for any updates here



Answers and Comments

Markdown Basics

  • *italic* or __italic__
  • **bold** or __bold__
  • link:[text](http://url.com/ "title")
  • image?![alt text](/path/img.jpg "title")
  • numbered list: 1. Foo 2. Bar
  • to add a line break simply add two spaces to where you would like the new line to be.
  • basic HTML tags are also supported



Asked: Dec 28 '11 at 12:31

Seen: 885 times

Last updated: Dec 28 '11 at 23:55