Could someone breakdown into laymans terms the difference between these intel chips? Is an i7 better than an i5? I'm puzzled as I have seen i5's with faster speeds than some i7's. I really don't get it
The difference between the Intel® Core i3, i5, and i7 in a desktop environment:
Intel Core i3- These are all dual core processors with hyper-threading. They don’t have turbo boost.
Intel Core i5- These processors are quad core processors that don’t have hyper-threading. They do have turbo boost.
Intel Core i7- These processors are quad cores that have hyper-threading. They also have turbo boost.
There may be changes be from model to model but basically they fit into these steps. Mobile CPUs are not as clear cut.