How to read the CPU number Teach you to understand the letters in the CPU number

Most computer CPUs on the market use Intel and AMD.

In general, AMD's number is similar to Intel's, and the higher the number, the more features and performance it represents.

For comparable performance, Intel CPUs are slightly more expensive and AMD CPUs are slightly less expensive.


Core is Intel's CPU brand, Core i processors are the mainstream today. And i7/i5/i3 are the three sub-brands under the Core brand, representing high-end, mid-range and low-end respectively.

About the letter suffix, Intel's official microblogging has been introduced before (below).

how to read the cpu number teach you to understand the letters in the cpu number

Common letter suffixes

U: is ultra-low power (ultra-low power) means that the sacrifice of a little performance to minimize power consumption, generally TDP only 15W, suitable for thin and light book, the pursuit of long battery life business book, etc..

H: is the abbreviation for High Performance, that is, high-performance version, is a very powerful presence in the laptop, generally used for products such as gaming books.

HQ: It belongs to the Q category in the CPU classification, Q is quad, four, representing a powerful performance quad-core processor, standard power consumption 45W, is a regular guest on the gaming book. This number was canceled in the eighth generation of core, because the eighth generation of high-performance products are already 6-core.

HK: The letter K stands for unlocked multiplier processor, which can be manually adjusted to achieve overclocking, that is, it can be manually adjusted to improve performance. In the eighth generation of Core is more subsumed into the i9 series.

MX (XM): X stands for extreme, that is, the ultimate performance of the Supreme Edition, MX represents the performance of this CPU is the strongest in the field of notebooks, power consumption and price is naturally the highest, has been far beyond daily use.

Y: it represents extremely low power, the ultimate low-power products, TDP is only about 5W, of course, the performance is also the worst, often used in the pursuit of the ultimate thin and light two-in-one computers, tablet PCs and other devices.

T: is a low-power model of Intel desktop processors, TDP is generally about 35W, performance is slightly lower than standard power products.

MQ: M mobile version, Q quad-core, but the M logo has been abandoned in these generations.

G: This is the new number introduced by the eighth generation Core and the new Raron processors, Core G series in the package with AMD provides Radeon graphics, 3D performance directly after the GTX 1050. they are suitable for simple and compact, but at the same time want to have enough gaming performance of the device, such as micro desktop, NUC, thin and light gaming notebook, etc.


The most common are the Ryzen, AMD FX, APU, Sprint and Sempron series, and their performance is in the following order: Ryzen > AMD FX > APU > Athlon > Sempron.

X suffix - - AMD Ryzen X series is similar to Intel K series in that they are enhanced with overclocking features.

K suffix - -K stands for unlocked multiplier for overclocking, such as AMD Athlon X4 860K and AMD A10-7870K.

E suffix - - Refers to the energy-efficient version of FX series CPUs, such as FX 8370E with reduced frequency to 3.3-4.3GHz and reduced power consumption to 95W (FX8370 has specifications of 4.0-4.3GHz and 125W).

B suffix - - Refers to the low-power business version of the APU, such as the A10 PRO-7850B, with 10W less power consumption at the lower limit and a lower GPU frequency.

M suffix - - The M series refers specifically to the mobile version of the APU.

CPU is the abbreviation for "Central Processing Unit", which is an ultra-large scale integrated circuit, the core of computing and control of a computer, and the history of CPU development can be roughly divided into six stages.

Intel introduced the first generation of microprocessors to the world market on November 15, 1971, priced at $200 each, with a transistor count of about 2,300. 2005 to date is the sixth stage of CPU development.

Author: King
Copyright: PCSofter.COM

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