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How can I compare different Processors?


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Hi,When I used to have my old desktop pc and I wanted to upgrade my processor all I really had to do was check the clock speeds but when dual cores and quad cores came out that all changed and now they also have i5 and i7 which is even more confusing for me.

When I got rid of my desktop and purchased an i5 laptop I had no idea whether I would get a good processor or bad one at the time but I ended up really happy with it.

I am getting the bug again for a new laptop but I have been struggling with trying to compare processors.

At the moment I have been using CPU boss but I recently went looking for an AMD A10 Quad-Core 8700P to compare against my i5-2520m and found this https://www.cpubench...u=AMD A10-8700P

 

my CPU is not on the list though.

I also read that AMD processors aren't as good as Intel,is this true?

Are there any simpler ways for those that haven't much of a clue like myself when trying to choose a good processor?

I am finding it extremely difficult at the moment...I wish that there was a chart for processors like the Billboard Top 100.


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that's actually a good site for finding a quick comparison of cpu's. https://www.cpubenchmark.net/index.php

 

here's yours :- https://www.cpubench... 2.50GHz&id=809

 

side by side comparison :- https://www.cpubench...=809&cmp[]=2542

 

 

I also read that AMD processors aren't as good as Intel,is this true?

no it's not, both are good.

 

 

Are there any simpler ways for those that haven't much of a clue like myself when trying to choose a good processor?

no not really, just a case of finding systems in your budget range and then asking on forums and doing your research.

 

to be honest if i was thinking about buying a new laptop and wasn't in any rush i'd wait a while and see what amd's ryzen laptop cpu's are like. if they are anything like as good as the desktop cpu's then they will be well worth considering. only problem is i don't know when they are coming out, supposed to be later this year sometime.

 

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Thanks terry1966,

I am currently upgrading my present laptop (have been meaning to for ages)so will wait a while longer like you say.

Really the only reason I am looking at upgrading to a new laptop is because I would like a full hd display and a smaller thinner model...ideally a 13.3 or 12.5 display.

I currently have a 1600x900 resolution screen and was wondering if laptops with full hd 1920x1080 resolution are better?


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I currently have a 1600x900 resolution screen and was wondering if laptops with full hd 1920x1080 resolution are better?

can't really answer that, depends on size of screen and panel type etc. so a 1440x900 picture can look better than a 1920x1080 one but usually yes in my opinion with all things being equal then the more pixels the better the picture.

 

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I currently have a 1600x900 resolution screen and was wondering if laptops with full hd 1920x1080 resolution are better?

can't really answer that, depends on size of screen and panel type etc. so a 1440x900 picture can look better than a 1920x1080 one but usually yes in my opinion with all things being equal then the more pixels the better the picture.

 

:popcorn:

 

 

Thanks again, terry1966.

advice is greatly appreciated.


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