Which CPU? Tags: CPUs Core Intel Last response: May 17, 2010 9:13 PM in CPUs Share Hamza128 May 15, 2010 10:28:53 PM Hi, i am hoping to grab a new machine later but I don't know whether to go for: Intel Core 2 Duo Intel Core i5-430m I'm gonna be using it for surfing, medium+ level gaming (fsx, x-plane, simulators, etc.), photoshop, graphical work, multimedia and device management (eg - iTunes, MP3 etc.) Which would be best to suit my needs, i know there's quite a price difference but i still need to know which suits me? More about : cpu feeddagoat May 15, 2010 10:48:55 PM No poiint going for core 2 duo. core i5 is a big step up from core 2's Shadow703793 a b à CPUs May 15, 2010 11:02:32 PM Is this for a laptop or desktop? You said, Core i5 430M, which is a mobile CPU: http://ark.intel.com/Product.aspx?id=43537 If you plan to play FSX with high detail, you will need a pretty decent GPU too. A laptop with a 5670M is quite expensive. Related resources Which CPU for the build? - Forum Which cpu >? - Forum Which is the best CPU for multitasking (not gaming)? - Forum Which cpu cooler should I buy? - Forum CPU Temp is ~14c hotter than Core temps-- Which should I watch? - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer HansVonOhain a b à CPUs May 15, 2010 11:03:58 PM go with I5, a more modern processor. saint19 a c 158 à CPUs May 15, 2010 11:44:09 PM ^+1 The i5-430m is only for laptops, if u are planning buy a laptop go with the i5. But if is a desktop, use the normal i5. Hamza128 May 17, 2010 9:03:21 PM Shadow703793 said:Is this for a laptop or desktop? You said, Core i5 430M, which is a mobile CPU: http://ark.intel.com/Product.aspx?id=43537 If you plan to play FSX with high detail, you will need a pretty decent GPU too. A laptop with a 5670M is quite expensive. Yh the machine that I have my eyes on has a pretty decent GPU... This machine is a laptop, so yes it is a mobile CPU saint19 a c 158 à CPUs May 17, 2010 9:13:31 PM ^In that case, go with the i5-430m, is a better CPU and more future proof. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Which is the best cpu Forum GPU vs CPU ? Which route should I go? Forum Building new computer, which i5 or i7 cpu is best? Forum Question about upgrading cpu (video editing + gaming) + which mobo Forum LGA 775 Upgrade to Which CPU ? Forum Which cpu cooler Forum Which one is the best cpu for heavy multitasker Forum Which CPU cooling system should I use? Forum Which CPU would be the fastest for my MOBO and is it worth it? Forum How to know if which motherboards support CPU graphics? Forum Which CPU should I buy? Forum Which CPU is better for Gaming? Forum PSU Help Forum More resources Read discussions in other CPUs categories AMD Intel Intel i5 Intel i7 Phenom Cooling Performance !