CPUs / Processors
What is a CPU?
The central processing unit (CPU), also known as a processor, can be likened to the brain of a computer. It’s a small, wafer-shaped silicon semiconductor which communicates using millions of on/off electrical impulses passing through billions of transistors. Put simply, it carries out the tasks the user asks the PC to carry out.
Is Intel better than AMD?
Intel vs AMD has always been a hot topic, however there is no straight answer to this question, as the answer depends on what you want to achieve with the CPU (processor). Generally, Intel processors are more expensive than their AMD counterparts, and often offer slightly higher performance figures. AMD processors, although very good for the budget, generally run hotter than Intel. Overall the CPU market is dominated by Intel. If you would like a recommendation from our pros, please feel free to contact us.
Which Intel processor should I go for?
Intel i3: If you are a casual user interested in browsing the internet, watching movies or doing light processing tasks such as Microsoft Office, we
recommend the Intel i3.
Intel i5: If you are a PC gamer or professional requiring some intensive tasks such as playing the latest games or doing mid level photo and video editing, we recommend the Intel i5.
Intel i7: If you are a hardcore PC gamer or professional graphic designer requiring more demanding editing work as well as more multitasking work, we recommend the Intel i7.
Intel i9: If you have a big budget and want the most multitasking performance and your work consists of 3D modeling, video editing or other highly CPU intensive operations, we recommend the Intel i9.