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Which is better between 3rd generation i3 and 2nd generation i5

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December 24, 2012 8:01:59 AM

Hello,
I am going to buy one laptop.But i am confused with the 2nd gen i5 and 3rd gen i3 .An di do play games so ,i will definitely go for dedicatd graphics .
The 2nd gen(i5) is having 2Gb graphics but 3rd gen(i3) having 1GB graphics(ATI radon 7650M series in both).
SO guyz plz suggest me.
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December 24, 2012 8:12:29 AM

i5 will be better for gaming despite being a last gen part.
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December 24, 2012 8:19:02 AM

2GB graphics card? Which one?
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December 24, 2012 8:20:43 AM

@amuffin
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(ATI radon 7650M series in both)
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December 24, 2012 8:29:57 AM

mi1ez said:
@amuffin
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(ATI radon 7650M series in both)

Kind of hard reading their posts....considering the way they type. Well, English probably isn't their first language...
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December 24, 2012 9:11:43 AM

Nah, fair enough dude.
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December 24, 2012 2:08:02 PM

Generally speaking the Sandy Bridge Core i5 will give you better performance than the Ivy Bridge Core i3 CPU. Ivy Bridge CPUs are on average 6% more powerful than Sandy Bridge CPUs; assuming the same clockspeed. Since this is a laptop both Core i3 and i5 are dual core CPUs.

However, Core i3 CPUs lacks Turbo Boost which is an automatic overclock. The actual Turbo Boost clockspeed depends on the CPU's temperature and how many cores are used. For example, my Core i5-2410m has a normal clockspeed of 2.3GHz; as long as the CPU temp is not too high it can reach a max clockspeed of 2.9GHz if only core is used and 2.7GHz if both cores are being used.
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