Core i3: how many cores?

Marina Fedotova
Marina Fedotova
February 8, 2013
Core i3: how many cores?

Now there are a large number of processors of different companies and configurations, architectures, and you can really get lost in their characteristics. On the forums, the frequently asked question is: how many core i3 cores have? Many answer that 3. And this is completely wrong, because Intel Core i3 has two cores that operate on x64 and x86 platforms.

As for this family of Intel Core i3 processors, Intel releases them, both on stationary devices - the number of cores here is 2, and on mobile devices, the number of cores is also 2, not three, as many people think. It should be noted that Intel Core i3 was released relatively long ago in 2010 and is considered to be a fairly reliable and high-quality successor to the well-known Pentium.