Our Ask the Experts section has a new question, with Reece in the US with a great question about Intel's third-generation Core processors and the difference between the i3, i5 and i7.
Q: This is sort of a long question (well, short question with a lot of background info), so get ready for a read.
Most people say an i5 is exactly the same for gaming performance as an i7, because very few games can even utilize more than two cores, and no games currently need more than two cores to run, so the extra 4 threads are useless. That is true.
However, Intel's binning process involves selecting the badly deformed chips, and putting an i3 or lesser name on them. Cache is usually the deformed part. Slightly deformed chips are put into the i5 category, and near-perfect chips are given the i7 name.
A: You can view the answer to Reece's question right here.
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