Processor comparisons

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Tempto, Nov 26, 2010.

  1. Tempto macrumors member

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    Hello,

    This is not specifically a Mac issue but I could not find anywhere else more suitable to post it. Being not very processor-savvy, I was just wondering how several processors would fare against each other, namely the:

    i3 3.2GHz 4MB Cache vs i7 2.13GHz 8 MB Cache

    i3 3.2GHz 4MB Cache vs i7 1.73GHz 6 MB Cache

    and finally

    i3 3.2GHZ 4MB Cache vs i5 2.53 3 MB Cache

    I could not find any results on Google, as my queries were obviously too specific.

    Thanks for any input.
     
  2. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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  3. Tempto thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks for your reply. From what I can tell from that link, comparing the [closest] models I was asking about, I came to the conclusions that the models I listed opposing the i3 are significantly faster. I wasn't expecting that big of a difference, taking into account the clock speed was seemingly much higher.
     
  4. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    I linked to desktop CPUs. Maybe you need to look at laptop ones...
     
  5. Tempto thread starter macrumors member

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    Hmm? Would you happen to have a similar link for laptop models? =)
     
  6. patchouli macrumors member

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    processors

    I did a lot of research before purchasing my Mac. These are Intel processors. Go to the Intel site where they list the specs for every one of their processors. Instead of doing a comparison search on your models above, do a search just on one at a time, and look at reviews. I went to a bunch of places to get different info and created a spreadsheet so I could compare the various specs and it really helped a lot to see them all side by side in a 'big picture'.
     

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