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Windows 7: Difference between these processors?

05 Jun 2011   #1
paulpp

windows 7
 
 
Difference between these processors?

Hi i am looking to buy a new computer,

I have seen some processors such as intel icore 3, icore 5,

The icore 3 processor is 3.2ghz whilst the icore 5 processor is 2.4ghz,

I thought the igher you go in temrs of i core the better the processor is,

Could someone explain the difference please,

i5 are at a higher price,

Regards Paul


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05 Jun 2011   #2
Shadowjk

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1 ; Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard
 
 

Although the frequency is Important the FM bus speed is just as Important and Motherboard

FM bus speed is how fast the Processer transfers the Information from the core to the Mobo

Of course with the correct Motherboard you can Overclock

What are you planning on using the computer for?

Josh
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05 Jun 2011   #3
paulpp

windows 7
 
 

Im not looking to over clock it,

Im looking to use it for running large amounts of apps at the same time,

Virus, internet other small based programmes, i know ill need a alrge ram for this,

I might be considering using it for gaming aswell although this isnt priority,

I am considering getting an acer all in one computer,

Not done much research into these though so not sure whether there any good or if i should keep away from them,

This is what has caught my eye so far,

ACER Aspire Z5761 23" All-in-One PC at cheap prices | PC World
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05 Jun 2011   #4
Fumz

7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by paulpp View Post
The icore 3 processor is 3.2ghz whilst the icore 5 processor is 2.4ghz,

I thought the igher you go in temrs of i core the better the processor is,

Could someone explain the difference please,
The i3 is a dual-core cpu. The i5 is a quad core cpu. The i5, by virtue of having 2 more physical cores, among other things, is better.
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05 Jun 2011   #5
Shadowjk

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1 ; Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard
 
 

If you are planning on multi tasking and some gaming then I would go for the i5 for the very reason as Fumz has mentioned about the quad core

But the choice is yours as the end of the day

Josh
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05 Jun 2011   #6
paulpp

windows 7
 
 

whats i7 then?
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05 Jun 2011   #7
essenbe
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 X64
 
 

Assuming you are talking about the 1st generation i cores. The i7 would depend on which one you are talking about. Some of the lower to medium end i7's are 4 cores but hyperthreaded. The high end i7s are quite expensive 6 core processors and can cost about $1000 US.
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05 Jun 2011   #8
Fumz

7 Ultimate x64
 
 

The difference between i5's and i7's is that i7's have hyper-threading. All i7's have 4 physical cores and then 4 virtual cores. This is advantageous if the applications you use hyper-threading. If you don't use anything that takes advantage of it, you won't notice a difference between the i5.
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05 Jun 2011   #9
paulpp

windows 7
 
 

Interesting,

If i got a computer i would proberly go for i5,

If i was going to go for gaming what pther requirements would i need to look out for?

Regards Paul
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05 Jun 2011   #10
Fumz

7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by paulpp View Post
If you're getting an i3, then you want the i3 2300, not the 2100. Core i3-2120 and Core i3-2100 Processors Review - X-bit labs

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by paulpp View Post
If i was going to go for gaming what pther requirements would i need to look out for?
A good graphics card.
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