Different Types of Processors And Their Features


Since the creation of the computer, there is an excellent advancement in the central processing unit (CPU), and it is developing with faster speed and better performance with the time. CPU is considered to be a brain of the computer, as it is needed to control the data flow and actions in the machine. There are two companies which are currently dominated in the market in term of processor’s speed and quality. These companies are INTEL and Advanced Micro Devices (AMD). Pentium, Celeron, and core are Intel’s desktop CPU, while Athlon, Sempron, and Phenom are AMD’s desktop CPU. Both companies make single as well as multi-core processors. There are some other makers, but those mostly focus on mobile and tablet processors. Both companies compete with one another, and their competing products are very close to each other. The Intel computers are mostly used by Dell and HP computers, the prefabricated computers. ADM’s processors can be found in prefabricated as well as home-built computers as well as special-purpose computers.

Different Types of Processors

Intel Processors

 Intel Pentium Dual-Core Processor

Doubling the speed of one processor and combining two cores in one processor is not the same. The dual-core processor provides 25% to 75% better performance than a similar single processor if it is capable of providing the multitasking and supports threading. Some of the main features of Intel Pentium Dual-Core processor are:

  1. Deliver great desktop performance
  2. Multitasking for everyday computing
  3. Low power enhancements

Intel i3 Processors

It was first launched in January 2010 and is a dual-core processor. It comes with Integrated Graphics and Hyper-Threading Technology, which makes it act like quad-core. It is much powerful to support games, but for PC, you should have a good Graphic card as well to play heavy games like GTA 5. Main features of these processors are:

  1. Hyperthreading
  2. Dual Core
  3. Max Cache = 3MB
  4. Lot cheaper

Intel i5 Processors

It is a quad-core processor, which means that it comes with 4 cores, with enabled Turbo Boost technology (it turns off the core when not in use). It does not support Hyper-Threading Technology. The cache range of these processors is from 3MB-8MB. Main features of these processors are:

  1. Mid-range processor
  2. Mid-range GPU
  3. Turbo Boost Technology
  4. 2-4 cores
  5. 3-8 MB cache

Intel i7 Processors

It was first launched in 2009, with 4 cores and enabled Hyper-Threading Technology, which makes it act like an 8-core processor. It is a costly and super-powerful processor. It comes with 4-8MB of the cache. Main features of these processors are:

  1. High-end processors
  2. 4 cores
  3. 8 threads
  4. Turbo Boost enabled
  5. Hyperthreading enabled
  6. Super expensive
  7. 4-8MB cache

AMD Processors

AMD A4 Processor

Main features of these processors are:

  1. 2 cores
  2. Include a Radeon Graphic Chip
  3. Used for a low-end system.

AMD A6 Processor

Main features of these processors are:

  1. Dual-core
  2. Allow Turbo function
  3. Integrated graphics

AMD A8 processors

It is comparable to i3 and low i5 processors. Main features of these processors are:

  1. 4 cores
  2. Graphic part faster than Intel’s version
  3. Can handle light gaming with ease

AMD A10 processors

Main features of these processors are:

  1. 4 processors comparable with i5
  2. Better battery life


Category Comparison
Processing Power Intel processors are more powerful than ADM processors. ADM FX with 6 cores performs worse than i5 with 4 cores. But this does not mean that ADM’s processors are very low at performance; for a gamer, the ADM is powerful enough.
Hyperthreading Intel processors support hyperthreading, which makes them faster and more powerful even with a smaller number of cores.
Power Consumption The Intel’s processors consume less power as compared to ADM’s processors due to which it potentially spends less on power bills.
Integrated Graphics ADM has managed to design a single chip, which includes both the graphical processor and the processor, which results in better performance in each sector, but it does not give better results in either sector. You can achieve better performance by using Intel processor and Discrete graphics if money is not a problem.
Price In the past, the ADM processor was much cheaper than Intel processors. Still, presently the ADM also provides even expensive chips as compared to Intel with even more powerful than alternative Intel’s processors in some cases.


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