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Windows 7: Pentium G860 3.00GHz (Sandy Bridge) orIntel Core i3-3220 3.30GHz(ivy)

15 Mar 2013   #1
kingscurate

win 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 
Pentium G860 3.00GHz (Sandy Bridge) orIntel Core i3-3220 3.30GHz(ivy)

Which of the 2 processors should i go for?
The pentium is 40 cheaper is it worth buying the dearer ivy bridge cpu. I dont do gaming.Uses will be video converting and photo processing are the 2 main uses?
Any opinions
Personally from the specs and i may have overlooked something there isnt a great deal between the 2 or is there?


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15 Mar 2013   #2
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

I personally would get the i3, I suspect it will perform much better than the Pentium. If you are doing video and photo work neither one may do well.
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15 Mar 2013   #3
indianacarnie

 

I'm with Britton30 here, the i series generally have a few more "features". Doesn't the i series have "smaller" architecture? 22nm I think. I think they run cooler also but don't quote me on that.
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15 Mar 2013   #4
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Sandy Bridge = 32nm
Ivy Bridge = 22nm
Both have the i series.
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15 Mar 2013   #5
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

I didn't think any of the Pentiums were in the Sandy Bridge family. I was under the impression they replaced the Celerons as the low-budget, low-performance chips.

I'd go with the i3, simply because it is a newer architecture.
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15 Mar 2013   #6
bobkn

Windows 7 Pro X64 SP1
 
 

The I3 supports hyperhtreading. The G860 does not. I'd expect the I3 to have better performance in multi-threaded applications.

What motherboard are you looking to use with either?
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15 Mar 2013   #7
kingscurate

win 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 

What motherboard are you looking to use with either?

Im unsure yet due to cost. Ive looked at gigabyte Z77 DH3, so would be something similar.
Ive got a post in installation on ssd and may have to get a new ssd, because ideally i want to keep my old system.
Ive looked at the I5 series and may plump for one of those
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