What's the difference between an Intel Core i3, i5 and i7 ?
Difference ( Core i3 , Core i5 & Core i7)
Intel Core i3 Processor
This particular Intel processor is the enter level processor of this new series of Intel processors. While it may not be the fastest one of the bunch, it can get the job done, at least for most applications.
Mind you, if you need high speed, I suggest one of the other processors that I will unveil in front of your eyes later on in this post. Here’s some of the Core i3 features.
Uses 4 threads. Yes, it uses hyper-threading technology which is the latest craze due to its improved efficiency over earlier processors that were put on the market.
This processor consists of 2-4 cores, depending on which one you get your hands on.
Contains A 3-4 MB Cache
Uses less heat and energy than earlier processors, which is always a good thing in this day and age.
Intel Core i5 Processor
This is the mid-size processor of this bunch, recommended for those who demand a little speed, but not quite enough where the user will be running resource-intensive applications.
As with the Core i3 processor, this comes with 2-4 cores, the main difference is that it has a higher clock speed than the Core i3.
This is also a heat and energy efficient processor, but it does seem to be better at this particular job than the Core i3 processor.
The number of threads used in this is no different than the Core i3 with 2-4 threads, and it also uses hyper threading technology for a boost in performance.
The cache of the Core i5 is bigger than the Core i3, it’s at 3-8 MB.
The Core i5 is where the turbo mode is made available, this provides users with the opportunity to turn off a core if it’s not being utilized.
Intel Core i7 Processor
This is for the users that demand power, yes it does provide more power and if Tim Allen gets one of these, this would be the beast that he gets his hands on. Great for gamers and other resource intensive users.
The cache on this one is 4-8 MB.
This processor comes with 8 threads, definitely enough to get the job done quickly, maybe even at the speed of light if you’re lucky. And yes it also utilizes hyperthreading technology.
You will have four cores to take advantage of with this particular series.
And just like the other ones in this Intel series of processors, it is more energy efficient and produces less heat.
Kingston has released its new HyperX plug and play (PnP) series which is a collection of memory kits that utilize modules which are capable of working at frequencies of either 1,600 MHz or 1,866 MHz. This memory module is designed specifically for use with desktops and laptops powered by the latest generation of Intel Core i5 or Core i7 central processing units.
There are six kits in total, all of them composed of two kits, meaning that modules of 2 GB and 4 GB are used. There are two Dual in-line Memory Module (DIMM) kits, while the other four come in the Small Outline In-line Memory Module (SODIMM) form factor.
The modules are programmed using Joint Electron Devices Engineering Council (JEDEC) compliant settings, allowing 1600MHz and 1866MHz frequency support. It is as simple as plugging in the memory and turning on the machine, as the system automatically recognizes faster memory speed with no further basic input/output system (BIOS) settings required.
I have partitioned my hard drive into 2 parts: C and D. C, as is normally, is dedicated for installation files and such. My D drive is dedicated to songs and all types of personal files. Since I often have friends over who use my computer, I was looking for a way to hide my personal drive from them. I need a way to hide my D drive. And that way was excellently provided by DriveLocker. [You may also try: Restrict Users From Opening a Hard Disk Partition] DriveLocker is a wonderful program for Windows computers that hides any hard drive partition of your choice. Through the images and description below, you will see how it works. First of all, you will need to download the program’s ZIP archive that is only 23KB large. Then you will need to extract the executable within this archive. Opening this EXE file will run the program, no installation will be required. This is what the program looked like on my computer: Initially both drives will be unchecked. This means that I can view both my dri…