Questions tagged [processor]

For questions about central processing units (CPUs) used in anything from micro-PCs to servers and workstations.

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Which Intel CPU? 3.3GHz x 6 or 4GHz x 4

I'm currently choosing parts for my new computer. I'm doing a lot of image processing and some of my algorithms are parallelized. In my free-time, I'm additionally up for some gaming. My current ...
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Upgrade Laptop CPU [closed]

So, I've got an Asus k53sv laptop with an i7 2630qm processor and want to upgrade to an i7 3820qm. Their sockets and power consumption are the same, as listen on Intel's website, so I don't see why it ...
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LGA 2011 vs. AM3+

I'm completing the hardware list for desktop unit, which will be used for programming (60%), data analysis & AI (15%) and gaming (15%), the rest beeing internet browsing. Budget: 1200$. I want ...
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Bottlenecking: GTX 970 & AMD FX-6300 [closed]

Alright, I am looking for a fairly priced CPU that will not hold back the ASUS STRIX GTX 970 very little or not at all. Preferably Intel, as their processor lineup shows to last longer for generations ...
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Which Intel CPU should I buy - Core i7-5820K or i7-6700K or i7-4790K? [closed]

I am confused about which one of these processors to buy. I will pair it with two NVidia GeForce GTX 980 Ti (SLI). Also, I don't plan on too many upgrades and also I won't be overclocking 'too much'. ...
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which intel skylake cpu will give me longest battery life ? m3, m5 or m7?

I was hoping someone would be able to recommend which Intel skylake CPU will give me longest battery life? m3, m5 or m7? I am a uni student, thinking about buying a Surface Pro 4 (or clone from ...
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What's a good budget CPU for use in a home server?

I'm looking to build a cheap but expandable server I can set up in my basement and use to store backups, stream media (Plex), and perform other miscellaneous services on my network. While I haven't ...
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Help updating PC for gaming

I am planning to update my PC by December, but I have some doubts. This is what I have now: Motherboard: Asus H77-Pro4-M (Socket 1155) CPU: Intel Core i3-2120 3.30GHz Graphics Card: Nvidia GTX 550 Ti ...
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Recommendation for processors specialized for rendering and encoding

I have a "Intel Pentium CPU G2030 @ 3.0GHz" processor, and a "Intel HD Graphics" graphics card. General CPU info Cores = 2 Threads = 2 Bus speed = 99.76MHz Max TDP = 55.0W ...

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