What are the differences between Intel® Core™ i3, i5 and i7 processors?

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    Why the latest version of Advantech’s leading medical panel PC features a 4th generation Intel® Core™ i7 processor.


    In designing our latest point-of-care (POC) terminal – the 24” wide-screen POC-W242 – Advantech wanted to create a high performance all-in-one unit. The POC needed to aptly handle image-intensive medical applications such as radiology and endoscope applications in operating arenas, as well as a wide range of applications at bedside, nursing stations, or other point-of-care locations within the hospital or clinic. An important element in ensuring this performance was the selection of 4th generation Intel® Core™ i7 processors.


    In this whitepaper, we look at the advantages for healthcare devices of 4th generation Intel® Core™ i7 processors over other members of the 4th generation Intel® Core™ processor family and 3rd generation Intel® Core™ processors. We consider compute and graphics performance, as well as security, manageability, connectivity, and other factors.