In 2008, Intel came up with an ingenious way of naming its new processors. Instead of releasing processors with ridiculously complex names, such as the Mobile Core 2 Extreme QX9xxx, the company decided that it would launch its PC processors under three main groups: the Intel i7, i5, and i3 brands. It was a genius move because, in one stroke, the company suddenly made its products a lot friendlier to non-nerds. The decision has certainly made shopping a lot easier because now all buyers have to do is simply visit eBay and search for a processor without needing to download a hardware manual or develop a headache (in no particular order). The rule behind the new naming arrangement is straightforward. Processors ranked under the Core i3 range are the average performers. Those in the Core i5 range are mid performers, and the Intel Core i7 processors offer top-of-the-line performance. For instance, if you want to build a powerful PC capable of handling multiple processes and intensive programs, your best choice is to get an Intel i7 processor. If you want to build a simple PC that lets you catch up on online gossip or do homework, then the Core i3 gets the job done. Core i3 good. Core i5 better. And Intel i7 best. It does not get simpler than that.