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How good is this processor? (and some more)

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#1 Someone0001


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Posted 20 July 2011 - 06:20 PM

I soon need a laptop, and I found a seemingly good deal, but because I've never worked with laptops before, I'd like to know how the laptop's processor compares with my PC's processor. I know it's likely not better, but I'm not looking for a laptop that's better than my PC anyway. Still, because my PC's processor is already pretty old by now, it's good comparison material.

Laptop's processor:
Intel Core i3 350M Processor (2,26GHz, 3 MB Intel Smart Cache)

PC's processor:
AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 6000+ (3,01GHz)

And while I'm at it: an ATI Radeon HD 6370 512MB videocard, is that close to a 6670 1024MB (my PC's videocard)? Better than a 5670 512MB (my PC's previous videocard. Yeah, I know I barely upgraded, but I only did so because it died anyway)? I know numbers don't say everything. And is 15,6 inch LED display decent for a laptop (which I need to carry around)?

Edited by hamluis, 21 July 2011 - 12:33 PM.
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Posted 20 July 2011 - 07:58 PM

the i3s likely to outperform the 6000+. Its newer technology, and the 6000+ you have was the brisbane core, which was the budget version of that CPU anyway. Is the 6670 an ATI 6670? Im assuming so, in which case the 6670 will outperform the 6370 pretty easy, the 6370 is at the bottom end of the low end of the 6xxx series of ati cards while the 6670 is a couple steps above. Both low end, but the 6670 is definetly a better card. I suspect, when compared, the 6670 and 6370 will both probably match if not slightly outperform the 5670-the 5670 is a mid range card from the previous series, so performance wise it will likely be clsoe to the 6670 and 6370. as far as screen size-that all depends on the user. I prefer larger screen sizes myself-but smaller screens make for better portability.



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Posted 20 July 2011 - 10:28 PM

Also u have to think about how much u will be without a power cord cuz smaller screen equals longer battery life

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Posted 21 July 2011 - 10:25 AM

Alright, great, thank you very much. That all sounds great (and yeah, videocard is indeed an ATI. Better than 5670 is more than enough), especially with the CPU being alot better than I thought (I did a Google search before and found information about the i3 that sounded terrible, like "able to have multiple windows open" (terrible if that's an advantage worth noting) and "able to play simple games", but if it even outperforms my PC's CPU, then I have nothing to worry. I assume the lower GHz doesn't matter in the comparison's result as nothing's been said about that?). Screen size also seemed OK to me (but because I didn't know about what a decent laptop would have, I asked just in case), so that's all fine. Thanks again, now I know for sure it's a good (enough) laptop for me to buy.

Edited by Someone0001, 21 July 2011 - 10:26 AM.

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