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I am planning to buy a newlap and while just searching about the cores, I couldn't find any Intel Core i4. My question is: does the Intel Core i4 exist or am i wrong. If it exist what does it stand for? What is the difference between i4,i5,i7(and i6 if it exist).

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my guess is that they didn't want people to confuse the brand number with the number of cores, so they used odd numbers only, but since its a strictly marketing distinction, it could just be that the CTO doesn't like even numbers. –  Frank Thomas Jul 9 '13 at 18:06
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There can be odd numbers of cores - amd.com/uk/products/technologies/multi-core-processing/Pages/… –  Matthew Steeples Jul 9 '13 at 18:20

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There is no such thing as a Core i4 or i6. There is i3, i5, and i7. They only indicate the line of processors.

For more information on the meanings of models and the numbers following them on Intel processors, go here.

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There is no 'core i4' - and the i3/i5/i7 names are marketing terms/product names by Intel, attempting to seperate different "tiers" of product into easily recognisable groups.

  • i3 is the entry level "Core iX" product
  • i5 is the mainstream level product
  • i7 is the high end product.

There are further divisions within each of those lines, but those names give you a simple way of classifying the current intel CPUs relative to each other.

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There's no such processor as an i4. There are only i3, i5, and i7.

More information on Intel Core Processors Numbering

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