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i3 5th or i3 6th gen VS i5 4th gen

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October 24, 2016 12:50:09 AM

Which is better for a laptop i3 5th or i3 6th gen VS i5 4th gen (Not considering the price point)??
I use laptop for applications like java,eclipse,ALM,Catia, Autocad,casual surfing and little bit of gaming.

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October 24, 2016 1:09:20 AM

go with the 6th gen i7 or i5 the newer the better & decent graphics cards to do what you need make use of the newer gen unless you can find a decent haswell
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October 24, 2016 3:08:34 AM

Plumboby said:
go with the 6th gen i7 or i5 the newer the better & decent graphics cards to do what you need make use of the newer gen unless you can find a decent haswell


i7 is not in my budget its way more costly. Out of the three (i3 5th gen or i3 6th gen VS i5 4th gen) which one is most efficient in perofrmance with balance in battery life.
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October 24, 2016 3:09:09 AM

GamerBoy357 said:
you need a i7 CPU for the tasks you will be doing aside from gaming and surfing.


i7 is not in my budget its way more costly. Out of the three (i3 5th gen or i3 6th gen VS i5 4th gen) which one is most efficient in perofrmance with balance in battery life.
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October 24, 2016 7:01:48 AM

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Question from SandeepG : "i3 5th or i3 6th gen VS i5 4th gen"

SandeepG said:
Which is better i3 5th or i3 6th gen or i5 4th gen (Not considering the price point)??
I use laptop for applications like java,eclipse,ALM,Catia, Autocad,casual surfing and little bit of gaming.


Maarsch said:
In this case the specific version of your Catia and Autocad comes into play as well as which simulations you plan on running with it.

There's modules that don't use more than 2 cores, and then there's modules that will. And in that bit lies the answer whether the extra 2 cores of the i5 will be worth it for you.


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October 24, 2016 5:56:40 PM

Hi,

Personally I would recommend the I5 as it is much more likely to be friendly towards CAD programs, however if you're serious about your CAD design an I7 is an absolute must. You may also find with larger assemblies you may run out of available memory so I would recommend installing an SSD and the creating a page file which can be used. Also, The video processor is very important when it comes to CAD especially on laptops where things work at 1/3 of the desktop performance. Because of this it's important that the laptop you pick does not have processor integrated graphics, instead having an on board video processor such a 920M
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