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CPU iCore vs Core 2 duo

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Arj12, 6 May 2010.

  1. Arj12

    Arj12 New Member

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    I'm wanting to buy a laptop for university but I'm a little confused as to the difference between icore and core 2 duo. It seems that there is a general consensus that icore is better than core 2 duo but I want u know what each tire of the icore series is comparable to the core 2 duos.

    Eg, is a core i3 comparable to t6500 (and if so what kind of performance gains/ bettery life gains are we looking at)
    Is core i5 better than P8600 (in terms of energy consumption and speed)

    I have tried looking on the internet for direct comparison between the two families of processors but as far as I can see, there doesn't seem to be a lot on it!

    Thanks in advance for the help :rock:
     
  2. ripmax

    ripmax Active Member

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    I'm guessing they would be better, but i haven't seen any reviews/benchmarks so i can't confirm this.
     
  3. bulldogjeff

    bulldogjeff The modding head is firmly back on.

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    icore is the newest tech and therefore will be more efficient, but don't let that stop you from picking up a good dual core bargain
     
  4. pimonserry

    pimonserry sounds like a party.

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    I've heard reports that actually the CULV Core 2 chips were so efficient that the new iChips use more power, and are only minimally faster (at greater expense).

    Can't remember source though :confused:

    I'm in the same boat as you, weighing up laptops for Uni, looking for a 13incher that's not out-of-date as soon as I've bought it. :sigh:
     
  5. GoodBytes

    GoodBytes How many wifi's does it have?

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    From my understanding the notebook Core i3's are the Celeron's of the Intel Core i series.
    I don't think it's a good buy. You might be better off with a aCore i5.

    However, PLEASE wait for reviews and benchmarks... Take my comment above as a grain of salt.
     
  6. GingerFox

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    They are nowhere near the celeron end, as they have pentium below i3 and i beleive they are looking into releasing an actual celeron for the new sockets.
     
  7. Arj12

    Arj12 New Member

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    I seriously doubt i3 is in celeron close to the celeron stage. I reckon it's near something like a t4600 or something (unless i just made up a new processor :p) The problem is that we can't really judge as of yet as we don't have anything synthetic or real world benchmarks to go by. I just wish someone would go ahead and make one already!!!
     
  8. GoodBytes

    GoodBytes How many wifi's does it have?

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    Celeron is the low end/rejects of Pentium's.
    That is what I meant, when I said that the i3's are the Celeron's of the Core i series. I did not mean they are PHYSICALLY Celeron's.
     
  9. bulldogjeff

    bulldogjeff The modding head is firmly back on.

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    I think the lads are using it as a comparison rather than saying that the i3 is as bad as the old celeron...i.e the new i5 750 is the equivalent of the the old Q6600.

    Then again I may have read this all wrong, in which case just ignore me:D
     
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  10. Arj12

    Arj12 New Member

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    Reading through this I still don't have a much better view on the i series.
    Why couldn't intel just produce synthetic benchmarks for each cpu they produced and post them on their website! It would make life sooo much easier =P
     
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    seanbean Certa Cito

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