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Discussion in 'Building a new PC' started by newguy485, Oct 14, 2012.

  1. newguy485

    newguy485 Member

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    which of these is the best and why

    2nd Generation Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-2320 processor [3.0GHz, 6MB Shared Cache] this has 6gb ram

    2nd Generation Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-2120 dual-core processor [3.3GHz, 3MB cache] this has 6gb ram


    AMD Quad-Core A8-3820 Accelerated 2.5GHz 4MB L2 Cache Processor this has 8gb ram
     
  2. ddp

    ddp Moderator Staff Member

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    none of those processors have 6 or 8 gigs of ram on them. go with the i5 as quad core so is faster then the amd quad core & has more ram cache of 6meg compared to 4meg on amd.

    i5-2320 processor http://ark.intel.com/products/53446/

    AMD A8-3820 is quad-core APU processor with AMD FM1 socket, 2.5GHz of default clock speed and 2.8Ghz with AMD Turbo Technology, it's also equipped with 4MB of L2 cache. The great thing from AMD quad-core A8-3820 is on-board graphics card, yes, as one of the best AMD APU processors, A8-3820 has been born with AMD Radeon HD 6550 on board graphics card which it has 400 of GPU cores, and 600MHz of GPU clock speed. So, if you want to build cheap budget desktop computer, you can use it for your system and run it without buying add-on graphics card.
     
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    I have to agree with ddp on this one, go with the i5 because it's a Quad Core with Hyperthreading compared to the i3 which is Dual Core with Hyperthreading which basically thinks it has 2 more cores, when in reality it doesn't.

    And ddp, the 6GB RAM or 8GB RAM they are talking about, I'm wondering if it's a computer model they're looking at and it has that size of RAM installed? I dunno, just a thought..
     
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    ddp Moderator Staff Member

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    i thought that too about the 6-8gig of ram.
     
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    yes they are hp pcs and its the ram thats installed on them i didnt know if that made a difference or not. they are all pretty much the same pc accept the processors and the ram
     
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    the i5 is equal to single core 12ghz. the amd is equal to a single core 10ghz. go with the i5.
     

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