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All posts tagged "core i5"


Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Performance Of Intel Core i5 3470: HD 2500 Graphics Tested

Posted by Brad Wasson in "Digital Home Talk" @ 11:00 AM

http://www.anandtech.com/show/5871/...aphics-tested/1

"Intel's Core i5-3470 is a good base for a system equipped with a discrete GPU. You don't get the heavily threaded performance of the quad-core, eight-thread Core i7 but you're also saving nearly $100. For a gaming machine or anything else that's not going to be doing a lot of thread heavy work (e.g. non-QuickSync video transcode, offline 3D rendering, etc...) the 3470 is definitely good enough."

Many of our readers are interested in detailed specifications and performance analyses of CPUs and GPUs. There are few better than AnandTech to conduct a through analysis, as they have done for this new Intel Core i5 chip. Their conclusion? It will work fine for you if your computing requirements are limited to activities like video transcoding, but if you are a game player you will need to look at some of their other chips to get satisfactory performance.


Monday, May 28, 2012

Understanding The Differences Between Core i5 And i7

Posted by Brad Wasson in "Digital Home Talk" @ 06:30 AM

http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,281...,2404674,00.asp

"Discounting Core i3 (mainly found in budget systems) and AMD processors (another article entirely), the difference between Intel Core i5 and Core i7 can seem daunting, especially when the prices seem so close together once they're in completed systems. We break down the differences for you."

Have you ever wanted a summary of the differences between these two processor families? If so, a recent PC Magazine article may help. While both processors are infinitely capable, there are some benefits to the Core i7 family in certain circumstances. The article compares the processors along the lines of price and marketing, performance, cache, turbo boost, hyper-threading, and integrated graphics. It is not a deep-dive by any means, but it is a nice summary.


Tuesday, July 13, 2010

New CPUs and Prices from Intel

Posted by Lee Yuan Sheng in "Digital Home Hardware & Accessories" @ 05:30 PM

http://www.engadget.com/2010/07/02/...models-lower-p/

Alright, so I am a little late on this one, but Digitimes has some interesting rumours, and the one that really caught my eye was the i7-950 getting a huge discount. Makes me thinking whether it was just a slightly higher clocked but overpriced i7-930 to begin with.

There's also the hex core i7-970, but at that price of US$885 in bulk quantities, I think I'll keep my money thank you very much. As usual the highest end is low on value; stick to something like a quad core i7-860. Hit the link to find out more.


Thursday, January 7, 2010

Intel Talks About CPUs for 2010

Posted by Jason Dunn in "Digital Home News" @ 11:19 AM

http://www.engadget.com/2010/01/07/...d-core-i7-cpus/

"Intel has just concluded its first CES press event of 2010, dedicated to "announcing" the already well known Arrandale and Clarkdale CPUs. They will be part of Intel's planned 27 total SKUs coming in 2010, including four varieties of Core i3, eight Core i5s, and five Core i7 models. We were treated to a demo showing off a Core i5 laptop CPU running a 1080p video with another video stream overlaid on top of it with a measly 10% CPU usage."

Much of this leaked before CES, but there's still some good info to be had here. Highlights include an Intel wireless solution dubbed Centrino Ultimate-N 6300, which has three receive antennas and throughput of 450mbps, a Core i5 CPU that has two cores and four threads clocking in at 3.33 Ghz with a turbo boost up to 3.6 Ghz and a price tag of $196 USD. What's a bit surprising is that out of all the CPUs they announced, there's a lack of high-end CPUs...only the Core i7 860 is on the matrix with four cores and eight threads, and that's not a new CPU. Engadget mentions there's another Intel press conference tonight, so I expect that's where the high-end CPUs will get announced. We should be hearing about six-core i7 processors with twelve threads. Yowzers!


Thursday, September 10, 2009

Intel's Core Family is a Happy Family

Posted by Hooch Tan in "Digital Home News" @ 07:30 AM

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews...re-i5,2410.html

"Of course, that’s only really funny for the folks who’ve already seen how the Lynnfield-based processors actually perform and know they’re not as anemic as an enthusiast might expect, given the fact that Intel is aggressively pursuing integration, aiming for a SoC-type design in the not-so-distant future. But Clarkdale is six months away, at least. Today is all about Lynnfield—the Core i5 and Core i7 CPUs for Intel’s LGA 1156 interface."

When Intel first came out with its Core i7 processors, they smacked all other CPUs around and cost enough to fund the American auto industry. It is now nearly a year later, and Intel has decided that mere mortals should now be able to have access to extreme computing power and have updated the Core i7 and introduced the Core i5 a more reasonably priced powerhouse. Tom's Hardware gives you the skinny, putting the new CPUs through the usual tests and noting the changes between generations and the improvements made such as on Turbo Boost. The takeaway from all this is that Intel is keeping busy trying to maintain its performance crown, but has made the mid-range pricing much more competitive. Whether you favour Intel or AMD, expect prices to be quite juicy in the coming weeks!


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