I am trying to determine which of these (APU's I believe they are called) is the best. I'm in no hurry because of finance, but was just trying to determine if it is worth while changing to the 3550MX. This laptop is super sweet but a little slow, not bad but a little slow. I've tried to determine which is best by looking at PassMark and CPU Boss. I guess it is pretty simple, the 3550MX is the best, but do you guys think it is worth the switch?
Seems CPU Boss is saying the 3520 has the highest Score but then at the end choose the 3550MX as the winner haha? I understand there are many factors and they are a little confusing so what are others opinions?
I also see that the Core Performance of the 3550MX is the best, which is probably what I'm looking for as the most important factor, and, that Graphics Performance is better on the 3550MX.
The other factor that I'm unsure about is the RAM. CPU Boss shows that the 3550MX can use "DDR3-1600"
And the 3520M only "DDR3-1333". So how important are these numbers?
Right now, this is what Speccy shows, only 800MHz: "Max Bandwidth PC3-12800 (800 MHz)"
So, I'm wondering, if I'll be able to achieve a much faster laptop if I change the CPU to the 3550MX and the RAM to the better higher MHz?
I guess one important trait I'm looking for, is to be able to open my browser and all the tabs load up a little faster, and open new tabs faster, along with File Transfer speeds.
Also, don't quite understand how to use PassMark. I've tried to use the "Compare up to Three CPU's" with no luck lol, so I just open two Tabs to view two different CPU's., could someone explain how to use this site?
Edited by pcpunk, 10 May 2017 - 02:37 PM.