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Old 01-01-2011, 06:49 PM   #1
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Exclamation what processor is better i3-370M or i3-380M ?

on PassMark - CPU Benchmarks - List of Benchmarked CPUs

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Intel Core i3 370M @ 2.40GHz is 2206
Intel Core i3 380M @ 2.53GHz is 2203

so its saying that the 370M is better, isn't the 380M supposed to be better?
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on PassMark - CPU Benchmarks - List of Benchmarked CPUs

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Intel Core i3 370M @ 2.40GHz is 2206
Intel Core i3 380M @ 2.53GHz is 2203

so its saying that the 370M is better, isn't the 380M supposed to be better?
The i3 370M is exactly the same as the i3 380M apart from the X18 multiplier on the i3 370M, to give it it's 2400Mhz operating speed, and the X19 multiplier on the i3 380M, for it's 2533Mhz speed.

Also the 3 points is negligible in the PassMark results for these two CPU's and you won't see a difference between them.
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Default Re: whats processor is better i3-370M or i3-380M ?

id say just buy the one thats the cheapest.

But its a good point you would expect the 380 to be faster theo
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will it make a difference when playing starcraft 2?
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will it make a difference when playing starcraft 2?
You won't notice any difference with these CPU's. Although if gaming then pay more attention to your graphics card.

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id say just buy the one thats the cheapest.
This is the best advice.

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But its a good point you would expect the 380 to be faster theo
The thing is the slight bump in core speed is not enough to make the identical 380 much faster than the 370. And these days core speed is not necessarily the important factor in CPU performance.
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Default Re: whats processor is better i3-370M or i3-380M ?

The other thing people fail to realize on the whole is that a score separation of only 3 points falls within the 5% margin of error for most benchmarks. For all intents, the CPUs are identical.
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