Let’s Briefly Explore i3s, i5s, and i7s


Intel, one of the most prolific tech companies in the world, is known for producing Intel Core i3, Core i5, and Core i7 processors. Many buyers get stumped when they are having to make a choice between the three. But fear not! We will break everything down into what you need to know.


The first, and primary question, is what do you use your computer for?


Basic Stuff – Browsing, Email, Facebook, etc.


You need an i3. This is great for people who simply check their emails, browse their favorite websites, using Microsoft Office, video calls, and social networks. The Core i3 has approximately 3 Megabytes of cache. Cache size plays a factor, similar to that of RAM, which allows the computer to increase in its processing speed. The i3 is definitely not for those who want cutting-edge graphics, or those who want to load professional software.


Balanced Experience – Some Gaming, or Professional Work


The i5 allows users to find that delicate balance between performance and price. This means i5’s are relatively good for middle-tier work. They can be good for gaming if a G processor or Q processor with a dedicated graphics processor is purchased.


Total Power


At last, you guessed it, the i7 Core holds the top for sheer processing power. Those unicorn multi-taskers who always have 10+ windows/tabs open at the same time, gamers who need the biggest and the best, or if you simply hate waiting for anything – get the i7. The speed boost between the i3 and the i7 is enormous.


In A Nutshell


In conclusion, the optimal processor is really dictated by your needs. Now, there is one more Core that is reserved for video streaming gamers, video editors who are those multi-tasking unicorns, and that is the i9 Core. For those who aren’t within that criteria, the i7 should be good enough.