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Core i3 or Core i5 for business computer???

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February 7, 2013 2:29:19 PM

I need a computer for business that can run 5-8 programs at a time. Will an i3 3225 be enough or do i need to buy an i5 3330???

I will use the integrated graphics so i3 3225 will be better as it has HD4000 while the i5 3330 has only HD2500 graphics
a b à CPUs
February 7, 2013 2:33:30 PM

What kind of programs?
Even the i3 is capable if doing multiple tasks at once

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February 7, 2013 2:41:38 PM
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Most business computing doesnt require a lot of processing power so based on what type of applications most likely you are going to find that the Intel® Core™ i3 is able to do what you are looking for well. I would have no problem using the Intel® Core™ i3-3225 on an office system.
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February 7, 2013 3:02:33 PM

mostly trading softwares, skype, web browsers, MS office...
a b à CPUs
February 7, 2013 3:03:03 PM

Also i need to run dual 1080p monitors so will the HD4000 help in that?
a b à CPUs
February 7, 2013 3:08:49 PM

I'll leave the rest to the Intel Expert lol
a b à CPUs
February 7, 2013 3:12:09 PM

BuddiLuva said:
I'll leave the rest to the Intel Expert lol

lol.
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a b à CPUs
February 7, 2013 4:07:29 PM

The Core i3 will do the job very well, but the i5 will do it even better.
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February 7, 2013 11:51:15 PM

It all depends on what programs will be running or have open at the same time.

If all those programs are going to be processing something at the same time, then a Core i5 will be the better option. If they are basically going to sit idle until you switch to one program to do work, then a quad core CPU is not necessary.

The Intel HD 4000 can output to two monitors at the same time.
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February 8, 2013 8:44:01 AM

Best answer selected by timarp000.
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