What’s the Difference Between Intel’s E-Cores and P-Cores?


Learn about the latest evolution of Intel CPUs.

Intel's new Alder Lake chips come with two sets of CPU cores: E-cores and P-cores, says Arol Wright. This means that “ARM architectures effectively have two sets of cores doing different tasks.”

“The bigger, performance-focused cores handle the heavier tasks, while the smaller, efficiency-oriented cores take up background tasks while consuming way less energy. The combination allowed Arm to boost its chip performance while keeping power consumption low,” Wright says.

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