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Old 11-15-2012, 11:44 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi everyone. Honestly I don't know a lot about computers. Im about to buy a laptop, and it has the i5 3210m. As I was reviewing it, it says it has 2.5ghz. On my home computer, I have a Intel duo e8400 processor that has 3.0ghz. My question is would i5 3210m be faster, or not? Plus, can I get your thoughts on this i5 thanks.
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Old 11-15-2012, 02:29 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Yes it is faster. GHz is the processors clock rate but that doesn't deduct final speed. The Core i architecture is much faster than the Core 2. Also under load the i5's turbo is enabled giving it a 3.1GHz clock.
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