If you are reading this article, the most probably you are doing it from sitting in front a computer or a laptop. At the same time, I guess there is a very high probability that your computer has inside a processor built by Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC). We are just assuming that because Intel has the largest share on the PC microprocessor market. The company is also the world leader and highest valued semiconductor chip maker in terms of revenue.
Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC)’s history goes as far back as 1968 when Robert Noyce and Gordon Moore founded the company, which is headquarted in Santa Clara, California, and three years later introduced to the world the first microprocessor. In 1989 the microprocessor was awarded as one of the ten outstanding achievements for the advancement of human welfare by the National Academy of Engineering.
Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC) has several types of microprocessors like Celeron, Pentium, and Core. Aside microprocessors, among other products developed and manufactured by Intel are included Bluetooth chipsets, flash memory, motherboard chipsets, and network interface cards. One of the latest developments by Intel, is the first 3-D tri-gate transistor technology, which features a great performance combined with a power reduction. At the same time Intel presented a 22nm microprocessor (Ivy Bridge), which is the first high-volume chip that uses 3-D transistors.
However, let’s get back to the current microprocessors built by Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC). The company has developed the Intel Processor Rating, which compares the microprocessors according to their features like the number of cores, frequency, cache, etc. In this way, everyone can find a processor suitable to the amount of work that needs to be carried out on a PC. “One of the popular needs that require a poweful and efficient processor are videogames (check out our list of 10 Most Stunning Examples of ‘Next-Gen’ Videogames”)
See the list of Intel’s top 5 microprocessors according to the company’s Intel Processor Rating:
No.5 Intel Celeron
No.4 Intel Pentium
No.3 Intel Core™ i3
No.2 Intel Core™ i5