Sean Hollister (via Nilay Patel ):
Especially because not all of these pieces are the same: a Core i7-1060G7, Core i7-1065G7 and Core i7-1068G7 can sound about the same, but they really are not.[…]
the first two digits are always "10 " and they simply mean that you are looking at a 10th Gen Ice Lake processor with all the benefits it provides, such as faster graphics and better battery life when playing HEVC video, but also often a lower base speed than before. If you see a "9" or an "8", you are looking at an older Intel processor.
The third digit appears to be to be how high a piece sits on the totem pole in terms of speed. For example, a Core i7-10 6 5G7 is clocked 100 MHz higher than a Core i5-10 3 5G7, and can increase 200 MHz faster in short periods.
But the fourth digit is strangely more important than the third digit, because it tells you the whole processor class you're looking at […]
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