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Which processor has a better performance the fx series or the ryzen series?

TL;DR: Ryzen, unless you plan on never, ever touching this computer after building it. Let's take a quick look at the advantages/disadvantages: Ryzen | FX –––––––––––––––...
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Choosing CPU for general use

Of the three notebook options you've provided, I'd personally go with i3 5005u. Using cpuboss.com, it is clear that the i3 has significantly better single core and multi-core performance than the ...
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What CPU should I get for general office use, under 100$

I suggest the AMD A8-7600 for maximum lifespan. I've built a few systems with this APU by now, so I can be fairly confident in recommending it. It offers a good mix of single core, multicore, and GPU ...
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Does this CPU fit with the GPU?

Apparently this CPU is a bad combination with my GPU; I have been told that they will not work together. That CPU and GPU will work together just fine. GPU's are designed to be compatible with most ...
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CPU Upgrade Recommendations Thinkpad T480

The Ball Grid Array used in the Core i5-8350U CPU of the Thinkpad T480 is factory-soldered, and I would not even try to remove it to upgrade the CPU for any one of three choices: 1) Unsoldering and ...
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Between Intel or AMD, whose latest motherboards will support more numbers of future generations of CPU sockets and specifications?

At r/buildapc we don't really look at future proofing since it's generally more expensive and not really that good. But if you are looking to upgrade your CPU every 2 or 3 years, you are currently ...
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Are there laptops with 2xquad-core i7 processors?

It is not possible to run 2 x i7 because they are consumer grade CPUs and do not support multi CPU configurations. I do not believe there is a laptop that can simultaneously use 2 CPUs at once because ...
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Biggest amount of cores on the smallest board

If you are willing to do a bit more work on integration with whatever you want to run, you can try a Parallella board. That gives you a 16 core RISC co processor plus a dual core main processor on a ...
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Is there a motherboard that supports ARM processors?

It's actually totally possible. AMD was supposed to release dev boards based on their new Opteron A1100 octocore ARM APU, but as you can see, there have been severe difficulties with actually getting ...
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SSD or Intel Core i5 8250U

The real question is: What do you need it for? CPU I wouldn't really care about the processor, as long as you don't do anything requiring an intensive processing power. You can find a lot of cpu ...
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Intel Core i7-9700K vs 9750H

The 9750H is a mobile processor, meant to be soldered to a laptop motherboard. It will not fit in a a desktop motherboard, nor will you be able to buy one. So for a desktop you don't have a choice. ...
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Will upgrading my 15 year old computer make it powerful enough for video editing?

For just a zoom meeting and attending classes it might be enough(16gb would be overkill for that though). but honestly a 15+ year old pc simply isn't fast enough anymore to do things like programming ...
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Which i7 processor should I buy for compiling code?

Given that compiling is a thread-heavy job, your user is best off with the i7 that most cheaply gets them the most threads. Given that all i7 CPUs on the 1150 socket feature 8 threads, that means ...
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How to determine if I can just upgrade the CPU or if have to upgrade the whole motherboard?

Sockets are the answer. Generally, modern intel CPUs use sockets in the LGA 11xx format. I don't know what your CPU uses for it's socket, but before you ask: no, you cannot get socket adapters for ...
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Processor socket, 2011-v3, 1151 or 1150?

I suggest you to read these articles: for 2011-v3 successor http://wccftech.com/intel-x299-chipset-skylake-x-kaby-lake-x/ and for 1151 successor http://wccftech.com/intel-cannonlake-cpu-300-...
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Silent cooler recommendation for the i3-7100?

Noctua makes a range of low-profile and low-decibel coolers. A number of other companies do as well but in my experience Noctua has the best track record for performance. This model might work for ...
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New computer in light of meltdown and spectre

TL;DR: Wait a little while. First, let's be clear: there are two tightly connected but separate vulnerabilities here. Meltdown is specific to Intel CPUs since 1995 and has already been patched on all ...
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Which notebook is better for Android Studio?

A development laptop definitely needs to have an SSD and a decent CPU, which is why I would suggest you to discard your list and take a look at 3 families of laptops: Asus VivoBook, Lenovo ThinkPad ...
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Why is the production year of a mac relevant?

While the production year might not be relevant, new features introduced after a certain period might be required. Nordis already mentioned CPU efficiency, but if you dive down to components you will ...
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Which laptop should I buy for video editing & web browsing & some video games?

Gaming machines do not necessarily make the best option for other work. They tend to have 3D capabilities that can mean 2D rendering suffers ... and, if you're doing pure video (as opposed to ...
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is it good decision to upgrade to ssd?

My laptop speed is very slow now so I decided to add 128gb SSD to it. ... My friend suggest not to upgrade my laptop to SSD and it will not boost the speed. Your friend might be right if you're just ...
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Intel i7 4720HQ vs 6700HQ - worth it for Thunderbolt on gaming laptop?

High spec Haswells and Broadwells are going for absolute bargains right now and are excellent machines for most people that want very good gaming with normal work/social use cases. But if you ...
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Is there a CPU particularly well suited for solving MIPs with Gurobi?

I have to admit, I had to educate myself about Gurobi. It looks like it is a software suite for linear optimization problems. It also seems, it is a regular one, i.e. with "simple" C++ and R ...
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Are there laptops with 2xquad-core i7 processors?

Your colleagues may have a quadcore in their laptops, but one each only. I haven't seen a laptop with two CPUs yet. That's what you have MultiCore for nowadays. See more detailed info at https://...
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Intel Core i5 or i7 for software development?

Benchmark comparison The i5 6300HQ is a good CPU for the programs you use. However, it is definitely fair to say that with the more threads offered by the i7 6700HQ, performance, especially with ...
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Biggest amount of cores on the smallest board

I am going to assume you need x86 compatible cores/threads, and I am going to assume you don't want to use something like the Xeon Phi compute card, for some reason or another. I am also going to ...
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Fast(est) compatible CPU for Acer j87m motherboard

Your motherboard was sold with several different chipsets on it; the best possible answer will depend on what chipset you have available. Without knowing more than you have already said, the best ...
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