CPU Processor Comparison – Intel Core i9 vs i7 vs i5 vs i3

For most of us, Intel processors are the best. They are fast, can be used for any purpose you have on your mind and they are even suitable for gaming. If you are one of us you will probably consider a new computer with i3, i5, i7 or even i9 processor. Today we will make a clear difference between each one and help you understand which CPU is ideal for your usage.

Core i3

This processor is the most affordable and for some of you will be the most appealing choice. Almost all versions support dual core technology, virtualization, and hyper threading. The first version known as Coffee Lake had 4 cores instead of 2. Later versions have 2 cores. A separate core is like a small processor inside a bigger one.  The more is always better.

Core i3 processors are suitable for minor gaming, using most software you can find and also for ordinary tasks like web browsing and watching movies. Probably the biggest drawback is the lack of turbo boost, a feature that allows a processor to increase its frequency for a specific period of time.

Core i5

Core i5 is a significant improvement compared to i3 processor. They support virtualization, hyper threading, and dual core but they also support turbo boost as well. Here we can see that i5 processors can be dual core, quad core or even come with 6 cores (latest versions). They use 32 and 22 nm technology.

You should consider this processor if you like editing more than one photo in Photo ship or for a bit more severe gaming.

Core i7

Core i7 processors are designed for the most demanding operations. They were flagship units since 2008 and the only better option is mentioned below. An i7 processor will support turbo boost, hyper threading and all other elements you need. It can use up to 12 cores at any given moment.

All of you who like hardcore gaming, using the most demanding software and multitasking while using the same will be more than just satisfied with i7 processors. As you would expect, they are expensive and usually found on high-end computers.

Core i9

Core i9 is a premium type of a processor. The ‘’slowest’’ has 10 cores while the top of the range model has 18 cores with 36 threads. Keep in mind that this processor isn’t compatible with motherboards used for Core i7 or other versions. Core i9 uses all new LG 2066 socket and it can be paired with Intel X299 motherboards only.

All of those who want the super-fast computer to use for the most intense gaming and software applications will be pleased with Core i9. They are the most powerful and the most expensive processors available on the market.


It is important to stay humble when choosing a new processor. You don’t need Core i9 if you use the computer for web browsing only. Also, you won’t get the desired performance if you play games from i3. Consider your requirements and choose a processor that matches them.

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published.

By continuing to use the site, you agree to the use of cookies. more information

The cookie settings on this website are set to "allow cookies" to give you the best browsing experience possible. If you continue to use this website without changing your cookie settings or you click "Accept" below then you are consenting to this.