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Old 06-19-2013, 09:04 PM
 
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Well even though I want one, I decided to get another laptop instead. I didn't really care for the laptop that I have and that is my fault so it's kinda busted up. It's has an I5 intel chip inside of it and I would like to get another laptop with an Intel processor inside of it. My question is, even if I got an I3(3rd generation) wouldn't that be a better(and faster) chip than the one that I have now in my laptop? My processor is a I5 2410M btw. Thanks!
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Old 06-19-2013, 09:11 PM
 
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Find the i5-2410m here: PassMark Intel vs AMD CPU Benchmarks - High End
and look for processors with similar or better passmark scores.
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Old 06-19-2013, 11:01 PM
 
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thanks for the reply but the list didn't help because in ads it just says 3rd generation i5 and thats it
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Old 06-19-2013, 11:19 PM
 
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thanks for the reply but the list didn't help because in ads it just says 3rd generation i5 and thats it
Go here: PassMark - CPU Benchmarks - List of Benchmarked CPUs

Type your old CPU and potential new CPU in to the search box and compare the numbers.

The 2410m has a passmark of 3195. The lowest i3-3xxxm has a passmark of 3026. So, you'll get about the same or better with a newer i3m.

I had a similar scenario where I downgraded from a 2nd gen i5m to a lower powered 3rd gen i7u. The i7u was actually faster.

Old CPU: i5 2520m with Passmark of 3550
New CPU: i7 3667u with Passmark of 4010
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Old 06-20-2013, 12:28 AM
 
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did you really notice a difference?
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Old 06-20-2013, 12:41 AM
 
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did you really notice a difference?
It depends on what you're doing. Between the two CPUs I mentioned, I don't notice the difference because I don't use that particular computer for anything other than browsing the web.
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Old 06-20-2013, 02:49 PM
 
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CPU Showdown: Intel Core i3 vs. i5 | PCMag.com

3rd generation i5 will be designated i5-3xxx so the lowest i5 processor is the i5-3210m which has a passmark score of 3821.

The closest in performance to that low-end 3rd-gen i5 is the i3-3130m. Any other i5-3xxx processor will outperform (benchmark-wise) an i3-3xxx.

Now for what you're using the laptop for, it's just a matter of pricing.

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