What do the numbers and letters mean on an Intel CPU

What do the numbers and letters mean on an Intel CPU

March 18, 2018 Uncategorized 0

The suffix letter for Intel processors sounds like a secret code or just a random number to increase sales? Well here we have unlocked the intel-Vinci-code...LOL to help you understand, reading this article will help you to make your decision when buying any Intel CPU.

Intel i5 vs i7 can be understood as the bigger number is better CPU but what about i7-7700K  or i7-8650U? What is this K or U stand for? Here is the list.

Alpha Suffix Meaning Example
K Unlocked 8th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-8700K processor
G Includes discrete graphics on package 8th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-8705G processor
U Ultra-low power 8th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-8650U processor
T Power-optimized lifestyle 7th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-7700T processor
H High performance graphics 7th Gen Intel® Core™ i3-7100H processor
HK High performance graphics, unlocked 7th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-7820HK processor
HQ High performance graphics, quad core 7th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-7920HQ processor
Y Extremely low power 7th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-7Y75 processor
M Mobile Intel® Xeon® processor E3-1505M v5
MQ Quad-core mobile Intel® Core™ i7-4702MQ processor
MX Mobile extreme edition Intel® Core™ i7-4940MX processor Extreme Edition
QM Quad-core mobile Intel® Core™ i7-3820QM processor

So next time when u shop for a laptop or a desktop CPU keep this handy as choosing the wrong LETTER on Intel CPU Processor for Laptop can put you down!

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