The recent Intel processors may generally have 2 types of cores:
- Performance cores - with focus on the more demanding tasks. P-cores provide a high performance.
- Efficiency cores - with focus on the less demanding tasks. E-cores deliver less performance, but consume less power.
Some CPUs have only the performance cores. High-end CPUs usually have both performance and efficiency cores (known as a hybrid architecture), so they can better optimize the workload.
Both performance cores and efficiency cores have base
and turbo frequency
, so they can provide an appropriate performance according to how intensive is PC being used.