Introduction to Intel
Intel has been manufacturing and developing microprocessors since the 1980s. They were the pioneers in creating the Portable Computers PC through microprocessors chips and motherboards. The Core i7 is mid generational iteration of the Core i-series and is easily compatible with a number of laptop and desktop brands. The Pentium microprocessor was launched in 1993 as the first computer chip with increased processing speeds and ability to display graphics for games like Doom.
Core-i Processor Technology
The transistor count on the silicon chip determines the performance by the computer systems, the higher the count the better. In 2006 Intel called this the Process-Architecture-Optimization Model. It is important to note that a Core i7 is built for business and creative processing and multitasking functions. It is capable of running smoothly and reliably through heavy processing of documents, video editing and gaming.
Generations of Microprocessors
In 2008 Intel introduced Nehalem as the second generation microarchitecture for the Core i7 processor. It was a technological breakthrough in delivering fast, reliable clock speeds and performed well under multitasking operations. The Core i7 PC's are widely popular in Pakistan as being an affordable advanced piece of hardware capable of handling graphics displays, office applications and advanced gaming.
Popular i7 PCs
Businesses and offices are seen purchasing the third generation microarchitecture called Sandy Bridge as well as the fourth generation called Ivy Bridge as they both had an improved chip size from 32 to 22 nm. The improved chipset created better display resolutions as the Core i7 could now handle higher integrated GPUs. These integrated GPUs have high-intensity gameplay and video playback capabilities of 4K. This is a popular iteration readily available at an affordable price point in Pakistan as it offers versatility and successful processing speeds when paired with 8GB RAM and compatible with Windows 10.
Later on, a sophisticated cooling mechanism was installed for overclocking that improved processing rates. By the fifth generation microarchitecture titled Broadwell, the chip size had been reduced to 14 nm introducing the Tri-Gate transistor an Intel 3D design ensured PC's used 30% less power than before.
Skylake was released in 2015 that had built-in support for both DDR4 and DDR3L memory chips. The Skylake generation is considered powerful enough for mainstream gaming and AAA gametitles. It has hyperthreading that can handle all your graphic display needs of 1080p and deliver fast processing speeds.
Replacing Skylake was Karby Lake released in 2016 that now had an improved Turbo rate of 3.6 GHz and 4K video performance. Kaby Lake Refreshed was launched in 2018.
Latest Core i7 PC Available
The next anticipated generation in microprocessors is called Coffee Lake, it has an Intel Core i7 9700K chip paired with eight cores, 16 threads, and a wildly high maximum of 5GHz clock speed on Turbo Boost.