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Windows 7: i5 3210m vs i7 4500u: Which is better

19 Feb 2015   #1

Windows 7 Home 64-Bit
i5 3210m vs i7 4500u: Which is better

Hi guys, when it comes to processors, I have limited knowledge, so hopefully I can get some insight.

I currently run the i5 processor, but working where I do, I have a chance to pick up a laptop with the i7 processor quite cheap. Anyway, I won't bore with the details, but the memory and everything else are the same, the only difference is the processor.

As for what I use it for, mainly I play a game called football manager, which is quite processor intense.
Intel Core i7 4500U vs i5 3210M

I looked on the website above, and the the i7 beats it marginally, but the processor speed is significantly lower, so I don't really want to go for the new laptop if it makes my game run slower.

On a side note, you may wonder why I'd want to swap, but the new one has a wireless card that supports 5ghz, so I would get more speed from my internet

Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you :)

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19 Feb 2015   #2

Windows 10 Pro X64

They are pretty close, I would say the i7 is better, along with the wireless speed it will be better for you.
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19 Feb 2015   #3

Windows 10 Home Premium 64bit sp1

I agree with Dude but the only difference is the I5 is a little faster but with the I7 i doubt you will really notice

I7 1.8 GHZ I5 2.5 GHZ
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