Intel mobile cpu of the last 10 years.

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  1. shteii01

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    I somewhat know the history of intel desktop cpu. Pentium 3 was good. Then a series of dogs. Core 2 good, intel good again.

    However. I am completely ignorant of intel mobile cpu from Core 2 time to present. Were there particularly outstanding intel mobile cpu in the last 10 years?
     
  2. dl324

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    Core 2 was designed in Israel and superceded P4 (NetBurst) architecture. All desktop/mobile processors after that were derivatives of that design (excluding Larrabee, Itanium, Atom et. al); including mobile parts (they're just in different packages, often de-featured for that price point).

    iCore is up to 8th generation now. Each gives incremental performance improvement over its predecessor.
     
  3. wayneh

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    It’s 9 now.

    Oops, no. I thought i9 meant ninth generation but it does not.
     
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  4. dl324

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    What's the 9th generation? Cannon Lake is 10nm and only shipping in low volume. Intel calls that 8th generation.
     
  5. wayneh

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    Dang you’re fast. Yeah, I amended my post.
     
  6. dl324

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    I just bought my daughter an Ultrabook with 7th generation; getting an 8th generation CPU wasn't worth $300 more.

    For the vast majority of users, generation is just a marketing point. My Arrandale processor from 2010 is more than enough for my computing needs. Had an Ultrabook with a quad core i7, but it crapped out after a couple years...
     
  7. wayneh

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    My 7-yr old MacBook has a quad i7 and is fine for even very demanding applications. My understanding is that a main advantage of newer chips is lower power usage.
     
  8. dl324

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    For mobile, they cherry pick the low power parts. They likely also use die that have bad cores/cache.

    Each generation includes architectural improvements that offer modest improvement.

    After 8th generation, they'll be immune to Spectre and Meltdown.
     
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