Intel Processor: Letters and Numbers Explained

 
Did you ever think about the Chip-set's name? You might think that these letters and numbers are given to the product just to make them appealing. No, this is not the case. Every letter and number of the processor make sense and have some meaning. 

These numbers are important to understand while choosing Desktop or Laptop. Generally, we care about the memory, type of hard disk, storage, or the version of the processor but we always miss the letters and numbers which come along the version of the processor. 

They are some laptops that are considered as gaming laptops, but the processor used in those laptops is for Ultra-Low Power use. One of the examples is HP Pavilion 16-AU627TX. It has,
  • Intel Core i7 (7th Generation)
  • 16 GB DDR4 RAM
  • 2 TB HDD
  • NVIDIA GeForce 940MX with 4GB memory

With all these specs this laptop costs around approx. $1200 (90k INR), but still does not have good performance. Because of the processor. Let us explain to you in detail.

Processor of above-mentioned Laptop

Intel® Core™ Processor Suffixes

Suffix

Meaning

G1 – G7

Graphics level (processors with new integrated graphics technology only)

E

Embedded

F

Requires discrete graphics (needs to add a graphic card)

G

Includes discrete graphics on package

H

High performance optimized for laptops (Recommended for Gaming)

HK

High performance optimized for laptops, unlocked

HQ

High performance optimized for mobile, Quad-core

K

Unlocked

S

Special edition

T

Power-optimized lifestyle (Consumes low power)

U

Power-efficient or Ultra-Low Power

Y

Extremely low power 


The above-mentioned version has U which means ultra-low performance, which is not good for gaming and/or high-performance work but still because of other specifications this laptop seems appealing.

Next time when you buy a Desktop/Laptop, do not forget to check these numbers as well and buy according to your need. 


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