Intel Changed the Name of Its Dinkiest Processor and It Will Definitely Confuse You

Buying a laptop with Intel on the inside often boils down to two choices. Do you go with the potent Core i processor like the i5 or i7, or do you save some money (and battery life) and grab the super low powered Core M processor usually reserved for tiny tablets? Core i and Core M, despite both coming from Intel, are very different families of processors and provide very different services to a computer user. So it’s kind of bullshit that Intel, with the release of Kaby Lake
, has quietly changed the name of two Core M processors (the m5 and m7) and is now calling them i5 and i7 processors.Read more…


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Intel ditches ‘tick-tock’ with ’14nm+’ 7th generation ‘Kaby Lake’ Core processors

Intel is the undisputed king of desktop processors. Mobile is another story, but I digress. The company has chips available at various price points, meaning whether you are buying a budget notebook, or building a super-expensive gaming powerhouse, the company has something that will meet a consumer’s needs. Yes, AMD makes great processors too (especially for those on a budget), but until its ‘Zen’ CPUs hit the market, Intel reigns supreme overall. Today, Intel announces the upcoming 7th generation of its famed ‘Core’ processors. Code-named ‘Kaby Lake’, these chips will be found in many future consumer PCs. Are they worthy of excitement? “Intel… [Continue Reading]


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