When getting a new PC, do not get too excited or engrossed on the Processor series of that PC, for instance Intel Core i5, intel Core i7 etc.
Most users will like to go for the processor series with highest number attached to the core as long as they can afford it, not knowing there are other significant details you need to look out for first.
We all know Intel's Core i7 or Core i9 processors are excellent for gaming and demanding tasks, while Core i5 or Core i3 processors are more budget-friendly for everyday use.
An average computer user will always go for core i7 over core i5 without having to check for other specifics attached to corei7/core i5, other specifics such as the Generation of the processor and the clock speed.
The Generation of the processor plays a very important role in the selection of a PC.
How do we identify the generation of an Intel core from just it's name?
For instance, Intel Core i5 is not actually the complete name of the processor, there are other numbers attached to it, which you can see when you look it up on the information page of the processor in your PC.
You should see something like "Intel Core i5-11600K" or "Intel Core i5-8600K".
The first digit or digits in the model number indicates the generation of that processor. Using the two core i5 above as example, the "11" represents the 11th Generation, while the "8" in the other core i5 represents the 8th generation.
The latter the generation, the better the processor. This means instead of going for a "Core i5-8700k" which is an 8th Gen Processor, you should go for a "Core i3-10600X" which is a 10th Gen Processor.
I hope you take this knowledge into consideration when getting your next PC.
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