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Is an Intel i3 processor for a laptop necessarily better than an Intel Core 2 Duo processor with a higher clock speed? Could the best i3 processor be better than some i5 ones?

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closed as not a real question by slhck, Sathya Jun 26 '11 at 10:48

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No CPU is "better" than another unless you specify what you want it to be good at. You will find every possible benchmark from Intel on their website. –  slhck Jun 26 '11 at 9:39
@slhck is right. What do you want from it: efficiency, sheer raw computing power, extra features (eg AES-NI), multithreadedness, price? –  Lukasa Jun 26 '11 at 10:02
In terms of sheer computing power, how do these brands overlap? –  Michael Parks Jun 26 '11 at 10:47
i5 > i3 > Core 2 Duo –  Sathya Jun 26 '11 at 11:05

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