6 Replies Latest reply on Sep 27, 2017 1:51 PM by Intel Corporation

    old gen i7 laptop vs new gen

    yussafm

      i have older gen i7 laptop with 4 cores 8 threads,I noticed newer laptops have i7 with 2cores 4 threads,how do they compare performance wise.  Are they better?

        • 1. Re: old gen i7 laptop vs new gen
          Al Hill

          There are currently EIGHT generations of the i7.  Which specific processor do you have?  And, what generation would you like to compare it to?

           

          Doc

          • 2. Re: old gen i7 laptop vs new gen
            yussafm

            8th gen vs my 4th gen i7 4700mq

            • 3. Re: old gen i7 laptop vs new gen
              Intel Corporation
              This message was posted on behalf of Intel Corporation

              Hello yussafm,
               
              I understand you would like to know if an Intel® 8th generation processor will perform better than your i7-4700MQ processor.
               
              The performance of the computer will not only depend on the processor.  There are other components in the computer than can reduce the performance of the system.  Depending on how the computer manufacturer built the system then the performance it will have.  Components like memory and hard drive will also affect the performance of the system.
               
              An Intel® 8th generation processor should perform faster than an Intel® 4th generation processor using less power, but it is not possible for us to let you know exactly how fast the system will be.  If you want to take a look at the features the Intel® 8th generation processors have you can compare them on this link http://ark.intel.com/
               
              Let me know if you have or not any other inquiry.
               
              Regards,
              Fred D.

              • 4. Re: old gen i7 laptop vs new gen
                yussafm

                I asked the question, and I was a bit vague to be honest.

                I have laptop with : 4th gen i7-4700MQ processor

                which is quad core with hyper threading.

                newer gen i7 laptops only have 2 core hyper threading (probably with some better instructions per clock)

                So it it a upgrade from my 4th gen with 8 threads to newer gen like 7th gen i7 with only 4 threads.

                that is question could anyone answer better then original replies.

                 

                • 5. Re: old gen i7 laptop vs new gen
                  Intel Corporation
                  This message was posted on behalf of Intel Corporation

                  Hello yussafm,
                   
                  Newer generation of processors come with better features.  Some of the features are faster memory, bigger memory bandwidth; some of them come with faster processor speeds.
                   
                  In the following link I compared the CPU you have with a 7th generation processor https://ark.intel.com/compare/75117,97185
                   
                  Depending on what you will be doing in the computer then you may or may not notice the difference.  You may not notice the difference if you use the computer just for a regular home use.  You will notice the difference if you use the computer for gaming or for any other heavy application that requires heavy CPU processing.
                   
                  Let me know if you have or not any other inquiry.
                   
                  Regards,
                  Fred D.

                  • 6. Re: old gen i7 laptop vs new gen
                    Intel Corporation
                    This message was posted on behalf of Intel Corporation

                    Hello yussafm,
                     
                    I was wondering if you still need assistance regarding newer generations of Intel CPUs that come in laptops.  In case you still need assistance just let me know.
                     
                    Regards,
                    Fred D.