You can, if you are paying attention to the market at all. Quad cores are insufficient for gaming, this is something the market and the community have both concluded for several years now. Any intel chip is going to be slightly faster at the same clock speed then zen 2 in games, and slower then zen 3 by about the same margin.It's a shame we can't automatically predict the performance from the number of cores on a processor, whether it has hyperthreading, frequency (including turbo and IPC), cache size, cost etc. That way we could easily group processors together to both predict performance and their likely market. This could be done for general performance metrics but also specific applications and games. It would also allow us to see how good value a processor is and perhaps what processors we need.
That is why I never even considered buying i7 branded CPU. They cost a lot more and in majority of cases are not faster than i5. i7 and now i9 brand is just a deceptive way of fooling customers into buying a more expensive CPU with little real-world performance gain in return.Great article, well done.
Intel has been OUTRIGHT lying to consumers with the i7 mobile CPU line for many years. They have produced many fake i7's that should have been branded i3 or i5 in my opinion.
I can't. I don't have the time for such stuff but, if you have the data and wanted an interesting machine learning project, then I suspect it might be fairly straightforward. The results would be fascinating and also quite useful to fabricators like Intel so they know whether it's worth producing such a chip and to hardware manufacturers so they know whether it's worth buying these processors. Also useful to buyers for the same reasons.You can, if ...
Did you even read the article? Yes quad core is perfectly fine for an average user but i7 and now i9 is Intel's top-tier offering which should be of particular interest to gamers and heavy multitaskers/professionals. In this case the use of this CPU in a gaming-oriented laptop shows it's weakness when compared against Intel's previous gen and AMD CPUs. Given it's premium price and deceptive branding, this is a bad offering from Intel - you can get AMD 4000 or 5000 series equipped laptop for several hundred $ less that will get you better multithreaded and gaming performance. I agree that for average daily use you probably don't need anything better than quad core i5 Tiger Lake or Ryzen 4000/5000 series but this will likely be found in thinner, lighter and probably cheaper laptop forms (unless it's a flagship product with above average build quality and top notch display).This is a really dumb and biased headline. Quad cores are definitely more than enough for your average user. I work in an enterprise environment and the introduction of quad cores into laptops in the office has increased performance substantially for users. So much so they even notice. You’re running rendering applications on a CPU meant to run office apps and other single core apps from a laptop.. -_- c’mon now let’s be real people.
Running a bunch of pretty normal office applications at work, some active directory, little bit of database and some browsing, this all runs better on our 6 core machine than the quad cores, both last years cpu gens. Quad cores isnt cutting it very well anymore. Also you gotta think a couple of years down the road when buying.This is a really dumb and biased headline. Quad cores are definitely more than enough for your average user. I work in an enterprise environment and the introduction of quad cores into laptops in the office has increased performance substantially for users. So much so they even notice. You’re running rendering applications on a CPU meant to run office apps and other single core apps from a laptop.. -_- c’mon now let’s be real people.
The Ryzen 5 4600H is a Hexa-core cpuIntel’s own 8-core processors like the 10870H are a step above in performance, and the 11370H ends up about 20% slower than AMD’s last-generation Ryzen 5 4600H quad-core. It is faster than Tiger Lake U-series processors as expected.