RESEARCH PAPER: Why Processor Performance is More Than Frequency and Core Count

By Anshel Sag, Patrick Moorhead - October 19, 2023

The IT industry is undergoing significant workload shifts that challenge the status quo. Previously, the industry generally accepted that improving central processing unit (CPU) core count, clock speed, and instructions per cycle (IPC) would yield the best performance and power consumption results. In the last few years, the world’s leading processor manufacturers introduced performance and efficient processor cores that challenge this status quo.

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Table Of Contents:

  • Executive Summary
  • Shifting Industry Trends
  • Table 1: Intel’s Updated Terminology
  • Intel’s 13th Gen Intel Core for Mobile
  • Table 2: Intel’s CPU Specification Side-by-Side Comparison
  • Call to Action

Companies Cited:

  • Intel


Anshel Sag
VP & Principal Analyst | Website

Anshel Sag is Moor Insights & Strategy’s in-house millennial with over 15 years of experience in the IT industry. Anshel has had extensive experience working with consumers and enterprises while interfacing with both B2B and B2C relationships, gaining empathy and understanding of what users really want. Some of his earliest experience goes back as far as his childhood when he started PC gaming at the ripe of old age of 5 while building his first PC at 11 and learning his first programming languages at 13.

Patrick Moorhead

Patrick founded the firm based on his real-world world technology experiences with the understanding of what he wasn’t getting from analysts and consultants. Ten years later, Patrick is ranked #1 among technology industry analysts in terms of “power” (ARInsights)  in “press citations” (Apollo Research). Moorhead is a contributor at Forbes and frequently appears on CNBC. He is a broad-based analyst covering a wide variety of topics including the cloud, enterprise SaaS, collaboration, client computing, and semiconductors. He has 30 years of experience including 15 years of executive experience at high tech companies (NCR, AT&T, Compaq, now HP, and AMD) leading strategy, product management, product marketing, and corporate marketing, including three industry board appointments.