Intel brand has many processors like i3 processors , i5 processors and i7 processors it also includes core 2 Duo. Till 2012. Intel Core i7 processors is the advanced Intel processors for desktop as well as laptop 64-bit x86-64 processors using the Nehalem, Westmere, Sandy Bridge and Ivy Bridge micro architectures. The various code names available in i7 are Gulftown, Bloomfield, Lynnfield, Clarksfield and Arrandale. All these micro architectures are highly advanced hyper threading facility in it.
Sandy bridge micro architecture is that keep all the existing brands from Nehalem including Core i3 and i5 processors . All the above mentioned code names have many varieties of models in it.
Gulftown has two types
- Core i7-9xxX
- Core i7-9xx.
These models contain six cores and use 12 MB storage of L3 cache. It uses LGA 1366 socket with a 32 nm process. It has QPI types of BUSES with 3xDDR3. Bloomfield has 8 MB storage of L3 cache with LGA 1156 socket with 45 nm process. Its BUS type is DMI PCI-e with 2 x DDR3.
Other code name has the feature more or less equal to the i5 processors available. All these features of i7 state you that it is most advanced of all the processors till date.