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Old 05-09-2013, 10:12 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Question Which CPU

Intel Core i3 330M at 2.13Ghz or Intel Pentium 2020M at 2.4Ghz? I would be using the PC for Media and a few certain projects.

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Lenovo G780 and Gateway NV7915u
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Old 05-10-2013, 03:40 AM   #3 (permalink)
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The i3 is better if that's what you're asking.
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Default Re: Which CPU

Idk.
A first generation i3 as compared to a second (or third, I'm not exactly sure which) generation pentium is tough call to me.

While the i3 has HT, yes, the pentium has the updated, smaller architecture that allows for better integrated graphics and quicker processing. I would actually see the pentium outperforming the i3 in this case.

I would try to find at least a third generation i3, in my honest opinion.
Like this; Newegg.com - lenovo G580 (59359688) Notebook Intel Core i3 3120M(2.50GHz) 15.6" 4GB Memory DDR3 1333 320GB HDD 5400rpm DVDR/RW Intel HD Graphics 4000
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Well What it is is I'm looking for a 17" laptop and I have a close shave budget. And it's a third gen Pentium. I'm ordering it Monday. I've decided to go with the Lenovo G780
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3rd gen Pentium over 1st gen i3 any day. If it was I3 Sandy it would be a different story. IB is like 25% or more better than 1st gen lol.
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That's what I figured. Thanks for the help everyone.
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very interesting... I would still go with i3 because of its new technology.
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very interesting... I would still go with i3 because of its new technology.
The i3 in this case is older tech. The Pentium is 3rd gen Core i architecture and the i3 330m is 1st gen.
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