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Old 01-25-2013, 03:15 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I am eventually going to build a budget pc, but for now im trying to under stand the parts as much as I can. For the cpu i wanted to know what the discription of the cpu is, for Ex. "Intel Core i5-3470 Ivy Bridge 3.2GHz (3.6GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 2500 BX80637i53470"

For the "3470", I wanted know what that means, like if its overclockable by that much. as well as the "Intel HD Graphics 2500", what does that mean, what type of graphics card it is compatable with? or something else. If any one can help explain these things to me I would be very much greatful. Those discriptions above are the only ones I need thank you.
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Those 2 things you put in blue are simply model numbers like Volvo C30. The i5 part is the main model and the number after is a sub-model. For instance, i3 3220 as opposed to i5 3330.

Intel HD Graphics 2500 is the model of IGP that Intel has inside of the GPU (it powers the video outputs on the motherboard). Some models don't come with an IGP. The higher the number the better for instance HD 4000 vs the 2500.

This is where it gets confusing, higher isn't always better.
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