SOLVED: Demystifying Intel’s 2015 2016 Processors – What Is the Difference Between an Atom, Celeron, Pentium and Core i Series CPU’s

Over the years Intel has released a number of variations on their CPU’s and started some lines that have since faded out (does anyone remember the Core 2, Pentium Pro or DX Math coprocessor).  So there is no mystery why many people find Intel’s current lines mysterious.  They just don’t know if an Atom is more powerful than an i7.  This page provides a simple explanation of the differences between Intel’s 2015 and 2016 processor products.…

SOLVED: What is the Difference Between Intel Atom, Celeron, Pentium, i3, i5, and i7

This is a VERY large topic that I am going to massively simplify. [ultimatetables 2 /]   In addition to the specs above, you need to know: I have provided specs for the current 2012 / 2013 CPU’s but that does not mean that is what you are looking at.  For instance, in January 2013 there are still many Gen2 i3 i5 and i7 CPU’s.  Make sure your starts with a 3 (ie. i5-3500) and…

Performance Improvements Between Old and New Netbooks (as Compared to a Standard PC)

Intel recently released the new NM10 chipset which enables the newest Atom CPU’s, the dual core + dual hyperthread N550, which support 64 bit Windows.   I already own an LG x110 with a very nice Atom 270 (roughly the same performance as the Atom 450) and I wanted to know the performance improvements between the old and the new netbooks.  Sooo, I downloaded www.passmark.com ‘s free and easy benchmark software and this is what I…