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Advantages of Intel Core-i7 | disadvantages of Intel Core-i7

This page covers advantages and disadvantages of Intel Core-i7. It mentions Intel Core-i7 advantages or benefits and Intel Core-i7 disadvantages or drawbacks.

What is Intel Core-i7

There are different technologies for processor development viz. core-i3, core-i5 and core-i7. Processor is multipurpose and programmable device which reads binary instructions from memory, accepts binary data as input and processes data according to the instruction and provides results as output. It can be viewed as data processing unit of the computer. It has computing and decision making capability. The core i3, i5 and i7 are latest core processors released by Intel. The old core processors include intel core-2 solo, core-2 duo, core-2 Quad and core-2 extreme.

The core-i7 brand remains high end for intel's desktop and laptop processors. It features sandy bridge models with largest amount of L3 cache and highest clock frequency.

Following are the features of Intel Core-i7.
• Code-named : Bloomfield (Nehalem)
• Fabrication: 45 nm
• Instruction set: x86, x86-64, MMX, SSE 4.2
• Socket: LGA 1366
• Bus: Quick path interconnect
• Chipset support: x58
• It offers best performance.
• cache: 4 x 256KB L2 and 8MB L3
• They support turbo boost and hyper threading.
• It does not have integrated graphics processor.

Comparison between core-i3 core-i5 core-i7

The table mentions comparison of core-i7 with its previous predecessors viz. core-i3 and core-i5.

Benefits or advantages of Intel Core-i7

Following are the benefits or advantages of Intel Core-i7:
➨It offers big cache size which is about 8 MB. This helps to increase instruction execution speed.
➨Processor speed is very fast due to combination of turbo boost and hyper threading technologies.
➨It consists of 4 pin connector to control the speed of fan. It provides cooler running technology for less heat and less noise.
➨It can be run at overclocking speed. It is the process by which computer run at higher clock rate than it is designed for.

Drawbacks or disadvantages of Intel Core-i7

Following are the drawbacks or disadvantages of Intel Core-i7:
➨It is expensive compare to core-i3 and core-i5 processors.
➨Power consumption of core-i7 is not better compare to core-2 duo processor type.
➨It requires newer motherboards.
➨It is sensitive to higher voltages.

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