Is a core2duo (core i3) worth 80$ more than a P. Dual Core?

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Is a core2duo (core i3) worth 80$ more than a P. Dual Core?

Post by wildlaser » Sun Mar 28, 2010 11:52 pm

My question: Is a core2duo (core i3) worth 80$ more than a P. Dual Core???

I recently advised someone, only using the machine for business, (office programs), web browsing, and games like windows default card games, to get the better chipset, due to the larger L2 cache....(not sure what it was on the other, or on this actually, but I know it's more!)

Was it worthwhile? will it be noticeable in the future? (I don't suppose he will be running more advanced or newer games)....it upped the cost 80$ up to 630 or so from 550, so that's something like ~12%.....(rough).....

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Re: Is a core2duo (core i3) worth 80$ more than a P. Dual Core?

Post by DMB2000uk » Mon Mar 29, 2010 2:44 am

What were the specific models/clockspeed?

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Re: Is a core2duo (core i3) worth 80$ more than a P. Dual Core?

Post by wildlaser » Tue Apr 06, 2010 1:06 am

Well, I was brought along to advise someone on the purchase of a new laptop.

They were choosing between 2 Toshiba's.

One had a i3 (Core 2 Duo), the other a Pentium Dual Core.

The price difference was 80$.

They are a business / office program / browsing user, so could of gotten away with the Pentium Dual Core. Not being sure of the L2 cache, and of future scalability, I recommended they spend the extra cash (brought it up from 550 to 630 or so, so a goof 15% extra).

I know they were going for cheap (the processors to the manufacturers) to corner the market, so perhaps 80 less was a steal?

Both were 2.13Ghz I believe.

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Re: Is a core2duo (core i3) worth 80$ more than a P. Dual Core?

Post by Darkstar » Tue Apr 06, 2010 7:36 am

the i3 is definitely worth it, i have bought a couple and they are much faster than the C2D's i have around the office.

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Re: Is a core2duo (core i3) worth 80$ more than a P. Dual Core?

Post by skier » Tue Apr 06, 2010 9:50 am

Darkstar wrote:the i3 is definitely worth it, i have bought a couple and they are much faster than the C2D's i have around the office.

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dark you have so many systems yet the one in your signature has a 7600GS and a core2, you can't still be using it

for a price difference in the whole laptop of only $80 thats a great upgrade, when i read the thread title i thought it was $80 JUST between the two desktop CPUs it was a good suggestion 8)
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Re: Is a core2duo (core i3) worth 80$ more than a P. Dual Core?

Post by Darkstar » Tue Apr 06, 2010 12:03 pm

skier wrote:
Darkstar wrote:the i3 is definitely worth it, i have bought a couple and they are much faster than the C2D's i have around the office.

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dark you have so many systems yet the one in your signature has a 7600GS and a core2, you can't still be using it

for a price difference in the whole laptop of only $80 thats a great upgrade, when i read the thread title i thought it was $80 JUST between the two desktop CPUs it was a good suggestion 8)
Im to lazy to change it every week :finga:

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Post by skier » Tue Apr 06, 2010 12:25 pm

Darkstar wrote: Im to lazy to change it every week :finga:
but when was the last YEAR you did? :lol:
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Re: Is a core2duo (core i3) worth 80$ more than a P. Dual Core?

Post by Darkstar » Thu Apr 08, 2010 2:26 pm

skier wrote:
Darkstar wrote: Im to lazy to change it every week :finga:
but when was the last YEAR you did? :lol:

Got me there :)

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Post by skier » Thu Apr 08, 2010 2:28 pm

thanks i was just curious! :supz:
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Re: Is a core2duo (core i3) worth 80$ more than a P. Dual Core?

Post by deleted » Sat Apr 10, 2010 11:41 am

Pentium Dual Core < Core 2 Duo < Core i3 :]

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