The Intel i7 processor is Intel's top end processor, with several variations available. The i7 processor is available for both desktop computers and laptop computers, available in many different gigahertz speeds and several socket types. There have also been several generations of the i7 processor released as well. Whatever the needs of the user are, an i7 processor is available to meet those needs.
The i7 processor is a popular choice in the consumer and business market for a wide range of uses and are available in speeds as low as 1.07 GHz and as high as 3.6 GHz. The first i7 processor was released in November 2008, and since then, there have been over 60 versions released for desktop and laptop computers. The i7 ranges from 4-10 cores based on the model. Benchmark tests done on the i7 processor produce some of the best marks and ratings in the industry.
Also see: CPU terms