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Intel i5-4200U Vs i5-4200M

The Intel’s Core i5-4200U and i5-4200M are Haswell processors ( Successors to Ivy Bridge). The i5-4200U is a low power variant with a Thermal Power Dissipation ( TDP) rating of 17 Watts while the i5-4200M is a normal power processor with a TDP rating of 35 Watts. The i5-4200M has 900 MHz higher clock frequency ( 2.50 GHz Vs 1.60 GHz) which will seemingly make it substantially faster but for the fact that the difference in their turbo clock is not as high ( 3.1 GHz Vs 2.60 GHz). The lower base clock allows the i5-4200U to run at lower power envelope and preserve battery life. At the same time the processor performance does not suffer if the processes demand processing juice for short period of time. Benchmark scores … Read entire article »

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Intel Core i7-4500U Vs i5-4200U

The Intel’s Core i7-4500U and the core i5-4200U belong to the Haswell series and it makes it easy to compare them apple to apple as both share same manufacturer and series. Both these processors are dual core ( and both do support Hyperthreading). The Core i7-4500U has 200 MHz higher base clock frequency ( 1.8 GHz Vs 1.6 GHz) and 400 MHz higher turbo clock frequency (3.0 GHz Vs 2.6 GHz). The i7-4700U also comes with higher Cache ( 4 MB Vs 3 MB). This results in about 18% higher peak performance for the core i7-4500U. Both of them have identical integrated graphics ( Intel HD Graphics HD 4400), so expect identical integrated graphics performance, except that the i7-4500U has marginally higher graphics turbo clock ( 1.10 GHz Vs … Read entire article »

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Core i3-3220 Vs i3-2100

Intel’s core i3-3220 belongs to its newer Ivy Bridge group while the i3-2100 is older Sandy Bridge processor. The Core i3-3220 is clocked 200 MHz higher ( 3.30 GHz Vs 3.10 GHz in i3-2100). This itself bring about an improvement of the order of 6.45%. The Ivy Bridge has brought a clock to clock improvement of 10% over Sandy Bridge. We should therefore look at the performance improvement of the order of 15% in the i3-3220 with respect to i3-2100. The Ivy Bridge also brings a better integrated graphics – the HD Graphics 2500. Unfortunately it is not the superior HD Graphics 4000. But we should still see improvement over the HD Graphics 2000 in the i3-2100. Do not expect it to be able to play fast moving games and high fps. Table … Read entire article »

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Intel Core i3-4130 Vs Core i3-3220

The Intel core i3-4130 belongs to the newer Haswell Series while the Core i3-3220 is older Ivy Bridge processor. The newer Haswell architecture speeds up by about 7% for the same clock frequency. The Core i3-4130 has 100 MHz higher clock frequency than the i2-3220 ( 3.4 GHz Vs 3.3 GHz). The 3% higher clock frequency and a better architecture translates into a 10% processor performance improvement for the Haswell i3-4130. In real life, however, do not expect that all applications will benefit by this performance improvement. Only when your application pushes the processor performance requirement, you will be able to notice the difference in performance.   The Integrated graphics performance, however, improves significantly in the Haswell, bringing close to 1.5x performance improvement. While it is still short of being able to allow you … Read entire article »

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ARM based AMD Opteron Seattle processors development kit available

ARM based AMD Opteron Seattle processors development kit available

Opteron now gets an ARM twist with the introduction of the development kit from AMD. Announced this week, the “Seattle” Opteron processors will have quad ARM CPU cores and will feature low power consumption. The kit will encompass 16 GB of RAM, 8 SATA ports, PCIe connectors. The processors employ dual-channel DDR3/DDR4 memory controller, that supports SODIMM, UDIMM or RDIMM ECC memory with maximum supported data rates going up to 1866 MHz. The Opteron A1100 Series … Read entire article »

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Nexus 4 Vs iPhone 5C

About less than a year ago we published a comparison of Nexus 4 and Apple’s iPhone 5. Nexus 4 had a big price advantage over iPhone 5. When Apple launched iPhone 5C, it was expected to be affordable enough to compete with other smartphones, especially Nexus 4 or the forthcoming Nexus 5 from Google / LG. Let us take a look at some of the key parameters and differences between Nexus 4 and iPhone 5C. Price Nexus 4 comes in two variations – 8 GB and 16 GB priced at $199 and $249 respectively. The 8 GB version is out of stock so there is no point in comparing 8GB version with the iPhone 4C. Now the so called iPhone 5C is priced at $549 and it is a 16 GB version. Consider … Read entire article »

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Nexus 4 – price drop makes it attractive – But should you wait for Nexus 5 ?

When Google introduced Nexus 4 last year, its price at $299 was hailed as extremely affordable, given that iPhone, Samsung Galaxy S5 were double its price. So when Google announced another $100 price drop, Its $199 price tag was really something very affordable. When we ordered the Nexus 4 last week, immediately after the price drop, we actually paid $221.43 to be exact. Nowhere in the media anyone pointed the actual price that was to be paid to buy this. The shipping method chosen was lowest possible ground shipping. For expedited shipping, the price is still higher. See the details. 1 Nexus 4 (8GB) $199.00 Shipping (3-5 business days): $9.99 Tax: $12.44 Total: $221.43 This is to remind buyers to be ready to pay the tax and the shipping, which is not to indicate that, it … Read entire article »

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Pentium G630 Vs G860

The Pentium G630 and G860 are low cost processors belonging to the Intel’s Sandy Bridge series. They have the same architecture as the second generation core i3-something processors, but do not have hyperthreading support. This makes is 10% slower for clock to clock. The Pentium G860 is clocked 300 MHz higher ( 3.0 GHz Vs 2.70 GHz) making it theoretically 10 % or so faster. Both the processors come with the same HD Graphics 2000 as integrated graphics. Table : Pentium G630 Vs Pentium G860 Feature Differences Feature Pentium G630 Pentium G860 Core Frequency 2.70 GHz 3.00 GHz No. Of Cores 2 ( No Hyperthreading) 2 ( No Hyperthreading) Cache Organization 512 KB L2 + 3 MB L3 Cache 512 KB L2 + 3 MB L3 Cache Turbo Frequency No … Read entire article »

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Intel Pentium G630 Vs G850

The Pentium G630 and G850 belong to the Intel’s Sandy Bridge series. It shares the same architecture as the Core i3-something processors, few few featurs disabled. The most important of these features is the Hyperthreading. For a given clock this makes a difference of the order of 10%. The Pentium G850 is clocked 200 MHz higher ( 2.90 GHz Vs 2.70 GHz), making it theoretically 7.4% faster. Both the processors come with the same HD Graphics 2000 as the integrated graphics. The Pentium G630 and G850 are low cost processor and are still more than enough for most tasks you throw at it. Table : Pentium G630 Vs Pentium G850 Feature Differences Feature Pentium G630 Pentium G850 Core Frequency 2.70 GHz 2.90 GHz No. Of Cores 2 ( No Hyperthreading) 2 ( No Hyperthreading) … Read entire article »

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AMD A6-4400M Vs Intel Core i5-3210M

The AMD’s A6-4400M belongs to its Trinity Series while Core i5-3210M is Intel’s Ivy Bridge processor, both launched in 2012. It turns out that the Intel’s Core i5-3210M is better than the AMD’s A6-4400M not only in CPU but also in integrated graphics performance. You will find sweeping statements like – “AMD’s Trinity is faster than Intel Ivy Bridge in graphics”. This is not true for all of the Trinity APU line up ( But yes, the top of the line APUs do out perform the Intel HD Graphics 4000). One reason why the integrated graphics in is slower is that the Radeon HD 7502G ( the integrated graphics in A6-4400M ) has only 192 shaders out of the maximum 384 possible. Check the integrated graphics performance comparison here. The … Read entire article »

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