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Intel® Core™ i3-350M vs i5

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August 10, 2010 3:18:35 PM

Hello,
Processor:
Intel® Core™ i3-350M Processor (2.26Ghz,
4Threads, 3M cache) and 4GB (2 X 2 GB) 2 DIMM DDR3 1333Mhz

IS IT BETTER THAN
Intel® Core™ i5-520M (2.40GHz base, up to
2.93GHz, 2C/4T, 3MB L3) WITH
4GB (2X2G) DDR3-1066MHz SDRAM, 2 DIMM

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August 10, 2010 3:50:22 PM

no, its not
a b à CPUs
August 10, 2010 3:54:43 PM

GIGY said:
Hello,
Processor:
Intel® Core™ i3-350M Processor (2.26Ghz,
4Threads, 3M cache) and 4GB (2 X 2 GB) 2 DIMM DDR3 1333Mhz

IS IT BETTER THAN
Intel® Core™ i5-520M (2.40GHz base, up to
2.93GHz, 2C/4T, 3MB L3) WITH
4GB (2X2G) DDR3-1066MHz SDRAM, 2 DIMM


If you want to get down to the nuts and bolts, Yes the i5 is better.

Although overall, you wouldn't notice the difference.
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a b à CPUs
August 10, 2010 4:20:16 PM

Questions that are very relevant:
What do you need this for?
Why would you get 1066 RAM for the i5 but 1333 RAM on the i3?

But to answer your question, the main difference here is that the i5 has a slightly higher clock. Otherwise they're quite similar. If this is for gaming, I'm assuming these are simply your options for a gaming laptop... so personally I'd probably go with the i3 since it's probably cheaper, but get a decent video card in there.
a b à CPUs
August 10, 2010 4:33:43 PM

I would go for the i3 myself. There are a couple of laptop overclocking programs out there. You could buy the cheaper one and oc it to the clock speed of the i5! Or higher
a b à CPUs
August 10, 2010 8:31:36 PM

I'd get the i5. It's noticeably faster when you account for the turbo mode (which the i3 doesn't have).
a b à CPUs
August 10, 2010 9:46:30 PM

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I think he got the specs from an OEM, DIY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! for god sake, embargo OEM!!

Those are mobile CPUs. For the most part, DIY laptops aren't worth it.
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