Solved Is the Intel Core I3 a good cpu?

Kapustin Yar

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It says it is 1.2 ghz. It also says its intel 10 generation. So I'm confused I have a cpu on my desktop that is 3.1ghz, one on my laptop that is 2.1 and now one on this supposedly modern device (a touch screen) that is 1.2. Why is this, are the numbers going down as the cpu's are getting faster?
 

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According to what you said:
Your "desktop" has an Intel processor which is rated at 3.10 GHz.
Your "laptop" has an Intel processor which is rated at 2.10 GHz.
Your "modern device (a touch screen)" has a 10th generation Intel processor which is rated at 1.20 GHz.

There are hundreds of different Intel processors, so we need to know the exact description of those 3 processors.
We should then be able to show you what their performance ratings are.

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According to what you said:
Your "desktop" has an Intel processor which is rated at 3.10 GHz.
Your "laptop" has an Intel processor which is rated at 2.10 GHz.
Your "modern device (a touch screen)" has a 10th generation Intel processor which is rated at 1.20 GHz.

There are hundreds of different Intel processors, so we need to know the exact description of those 3 processors.
We should then be able to show you what their performance ratings are.

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It is on this one here under 'specifications':
https://www.walmart.com/ip/HP-15-6-...=215117607&wl11=online&wl12=410372666&veh=sem

The clock speed is listed as 1.1ghz which isn't very fast but it also says "Processor: Intel® Pentium® Silver N5000" which says here:

https://www.google.com/search?q=Processor:+Intel®+Pentium®+Silver+N5000+clock+speed&rlz=1C1AWFC_enUS893US893&oq=Processor:+Intel®+Pentium®+Silver+N5000+clock+speed&aqs=chrome..69i57j69i58.5135j0j7&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8

That its speed is 2.7ghz. Which is the true speed? 1.1 or 2.7?
 
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flavallee

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The Intel Pentium Silver N5000 is not a "10th generation" or a "Core i3" processor.
It has a base speed of 1.10 GHz and a turbo speed of 1.70 GHz.
It has an integrated Intel UHD Graphics 605 graphics device.
The below images show you the performance ratings for that processor and graphics device.

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That laptop sells at Wal-Mart for $386.00, so it's a cheap consumer level model.
If you plan to use it only for basic functions, it should work okay for that.
If you plan to use it for gaming or anything that's system/graphics hungry, you will be disappointed.

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So basically you have a tablet in a laptop body. if you plan on doing any multitasking at all.....I wouldn't recommend doing so with that....what ever you call it HP laptop.

This is why I never recommend buying those entry level laptops from retail big box stores.
 

Kapustin Yar

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The Intel Pentium Silver N5000 is not a "10th generation" or a "Core i3" processor.
It has a base speed of 1.10 GHz and a turbo speed of 1.70 GHz.
It has an integrated Intel UHD Graphics 605 graphics device.
The below images show you the performance ratings for that processor and graphics device.

View attachment 277487

View attachment 277488

That laptop sells at Wal-Mart for $386.00, so it's a cheap consumer level model.
If you plan to use it only for basic functions, it should work okay for that.
If you plan to use it for gaming or anything that's system/graphics hungry, you will be disappointed.

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Thank you for answering my question. I am aware this is a cheap computer. That is why I am only paying 3 hundred for it. I only want it for email and surfing the web. However I want to know what the difference between clock speed and turbo speed.
 

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The base clock speed is what the processor runs at when it's under normal use - such as browsing and email.
The turbo/boost clock speed is what the processor runs at when its under heavy use - such as gaming.

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