What is a Core i3, i5, or i7?

Celeron, Pentium, and /5/7 are all marketing names by Intel. They are not guaranteed to relate to any particular specification or performance.

In particular a ‘' in an ultra-slim laptop will usually be lower performance than a ‘' in a bulky gaming laptop which in turn is lower performance than a ‘' in a desktop PC.

i3 has 2 cores and 2 cores. It acts like a quad-core processor, but it technically only has 2 “real” cores, so it struggles under heavy load.

i5 has 4 cores and 0 cores. It's a true quad-core processor.

i7 has 4 cores and 4 cores, so the operating acts like you have 8 cores.

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