Is 2.16 GhZ slow these days?

Discussion in 'CPUs and Overclocking' started by farmerjohn1324, Aug 12, 2018.

  1. farmerjohn1324

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    That's my processor speed.

    Intel Pentium N3540.
     
  2. johnb35

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    It's one of their low end quad core cpu's, almost like a Celeron cpu. I just find out that people don't do their homework when buying pc's and laptops. Generally a Good quad core cpu would be around the 3 ghz mark.
     
  3. farmerjohn1324

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    What if I wanted to be able to run all this simultaneously...

    Browser with multiple tabs (some of them streaming video), Google Earth, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, and whatever background programs always run with a computer.

    What should my target processor speed be?

    And what modem speed for that matter?
     
  4. johnb35

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    My worry would be how much memory the pc has installed. If you are the only one streaming video then I would think 25mbps would be fine. An I5 or even an I3 would perform better then the pentium. Stop any unnecessary background processes you can from booting up. An SSD would definitely help with speed of the laptop in your case.
     
  5. Intel_man

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    Something like an i3 8100 is pretty good for that sort of task. Partner it with 16gb of ram and you should be good enough.

    25mbps is a pretty good target for streaming video, however if you have multiple users streaming videos, you might want to consider getting something faster than 25mbps.
     
  6. farmerjohn1324

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    I wouldn't have multiple users. I'm the only one on the network. But I might be streaming multiple videos at once from different tabs. Still 25 mbps?
     
  7. farmerjohn1324

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    Is an i7 better than both of those? And is a Xeon better than an i7?
     
  8. Shlouski

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    I hope this helps give you an idea on internet speed, if I'm the only one using the internet I can stream 1080p and 1440p no problem, but I can't quite do 2160p 4k and the video needs to buffer occasionally:

    inter speed.png
     
  9. johnb35

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    Yes, an I7 is better. Xeon has it uses, but more so for servers.
     
  10. Twiki

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    Your CPU is a mobile? Are you looking to get a desktop? The CPUs the guys are quoting are desktop CPUs.

    For desktop look at the AMD Ryzen CPUs. Darn good performance at better prices. I'm an Intel fan but my budget suggested that I get a Ryzen 3 2200G to replace my i5-3570.

    Out performed my i5 at half price ($89 vs $180)
     
  11. johnb35

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    The N3540 is a laptop cpu.
    You can get I3, I5, and I7 cpu's for laptops, they are very common. Do some research.
    The I3 8100 is better then the 2200G
     
  12. Twiki

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    Passmarks:

    i3-8100 = 7532

    i5-3570 = 7097

    r3-2200g = 7339

    Not a whole lot faster but yes, Intel is a better CPU. For the budget, hard to beat Ryzen.
     
  13. johnb35

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    The 3570 is over 6 years old so yeah, the 2200g is newer tech so it will be better. The I5 8400 has a passmark of 11721. So that is a lot better then the 2200G. Newer tech means better and faster.
     
  14. Twiki

    Twiki Active Member

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    No kidding Sherlock. :rolleyes:

    :p
     
  15. farmerjohn1324

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    What's the fastest i7 off the shelf?

    I don't do any gaming so I don't need it for that.
     
  16. Shlouski

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    Most likely the i7 8700k or 8086k
     
  17. farmerjohn1324

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    Do any laptops come with the 8086k built in, or do I have to buy it separate and have it installed?
     
  18. farmerjohn1324

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    Okay, I've found some. But they're described as "Gaming Computers." I don't need this. Is 8086k still the fastest that I want even if I don't play games on it?

    Can I save money by installing on an existing machine? Even if I have to buy that machine? Because the ones listed with the 8086k in it are all over $3,000.

    What are the minimum specs I need (motherboard, etc.) to run this processor at it's full potential?
     
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  19. Shlouski

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    Are we still talking about laptops here?

    I forgot about the i7 6950x, its probably the fastest I7 as its a 10 core 20 thread cpu.

    Here is a list of laptop cpu's and how they compare performance wise: https://www.notebookcheck.net/Mobil...e=1&tdp=1&mhz=1&turbo_mhz=1&cores=1&threads=1

    This should help you choose the fastest laptop for your budget. Remember cooling can play a huge part in how well a laptop cpu performs, many suffer from a lot of thermal throttling that can significantly reduce performance.
     
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  20. farmerjohn1324

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    It seems like an i7 is the way to go.
     

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