Core i7 CPUs are still more powerful though. Where the eighth-generation Core i5 CPUs have four cores and support eight threads, most Core i7 chips have six cores and 12 threads. Sometimes though, Core i5 CPUs can have higher clock speeds than an i7 chip.
In this way, is Intel i9 faster than i7?
The Core i9 is Intel's (and the world's) fastest consumer processor yet. Going up to 18 cores, these are CPUs meant for enthusiasts and power users. In Intel's simple terms, the Core i9 is faster than the Core i7, which in turn is faster than the Core i5. But “faster” isn't always “better” for you.
Is the i7 9700 good for gaming?
This Core i7-9700 CPU offers fast gaming performance and will not be the bottleneck in any modern gaming PC. It will be able to play all modern games comfortably on ultra graphics performance at any supported resolution without being a hindrance to the accompanying GPU.
What is the most powerful i7 processor?
With up to 10 cores and 20 threads the Intel® Core™ i7 69xx/68xx processor family is our most powerful ever.
Should I get i5 or i7?
The largest difference between the i5 and i7 is Hyper-Threading, which is a technology to increase the performance of multithreaded tasks. Hyper-Threading makes the processor appear to have double the cores to the operating system and applications. For most PC gamers however, an i5 is the better choice.