Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by overclocking101, Feb 21, 2010.
whats the diff??? i cant seem to see any at all. other than cost
Some i5's don't have the integrated gpu. Other than that core count and manufacturing process. That's about it I believe.
well all the dual core i5's and i3's are 32nm all are dual core multi threaded to 4 virtuall all have a gpu core of 733 mhz WTF!!!!! maybe i3 is the outside of the wafer?? so its not as good?? idk
The i3's don't offer turbo mode, the clarkdale chips (32nm) also have the memory controller on the IGP part of the chip using an older architecture so it's not as efficient as the higher end parts. I'm using an i3 530 and it's a great little chip. Pushing 3.8 ghz on stock voltage and temperatures stay low no matter.
i5 700 series are based on Lynnfield core, quad-core, no HyperThreading, yes Turbo Boost.
i5 600 series are based on Clarkdale core, dual-core, yes HyperThreading, yes Turbo Boost.
i3 500 series are based on Clarkdale core, dual-core, yes HyperThreading, no Turbo Boost.
To a T
thanx btarunr thats what I needed to know!
To a T? what does that mean?
just a phrase, usually used to state that something was done very precisely
Is turbo boost any use?
takes the multiplier from stock to 1 higher, like on my i5 650 it runs 24x133 for 3.2ghz stock, but with turbo boost on it will go to 25x133 for 3.33ghz.
Useless for people who overclocks then
the nice thing for overclocking, i know with on all of the x58 boards i had, and this h55 i have now, you can manually set the multiplier to the turbo boost multi, my guess turbo makes more sense on a pre built pc with a bios where you cannot select the multi
Turbo is more than just an up 1 multi kinda thing. When the PC is at low use and only requires 2 or even one core the multi can go as high as 25 for one core from the stock, lets say, 21.
With overclocking it matters less, but you can manually set 22X on most boards, even though the proc says 21X. With my 860/GB UD7 combo I can set 25X as well( I assume other boards do the same thing) This latter half is not as turbo related per say, but you can still use the benefits.
Damn you dark*shakes fist* you type faster
I'm pretty sure turbo mode can also shut down a number of cores and boost a single core or two cores to around 3.2-3.6 GHz (depending on CPU), which is useful for single threaded apps.
What does this integrated GPU do? surely it doesnt supersede the PCI-E card? or just complement it?
you use the intergrated GPU rather then buy a separate PCI-E card, works out cheaper for lower end builds.
If you don't have a PCIe graphics solution, then you will have to use the intergrated GPU. However, if you have a graphics card, then the intergrated GPU becomes useless.
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