processor types

what is the difference between 7th generation and 8th generation processors

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Can you narrow it down to exact models?

You should already know the core names so I'll skip that. I will share that my wife's new laptop went to the 8th gen because there was a nice uptick in capability and speed in the i7 models. But that doesn't mean you need this.

For example the old core i5-2500 could drive a trio of GPU cards so after that point it's all gravy.

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Well one difference is

the 7th generation will run Windows 7 and the 8th generation is designed to run Windows 10. Another thing is some i7 U intel processors for 2 in 1 's are quad core and the 7th generation are all 2 cores.

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