How to choose a good processor for laptops – Processors, sometimes called CPUs, are the ‘brains’ of computers that perform tasks from computers, which have been rapidly developing since the 20th century. Processors, from the past to the present, already have many series of two strongholds that still dominate the computer and laptop processor market to this day. Namely AMD and Intel.
The number of series available, making users sometimes confused, which is the best option to get the most performance.
Before going on, to be honest, until now there are still a lot of people who believe in the myths of processors that exist. For example: The more Cores the better. Ghz (Gigahertz) the higher the better. The more expensive the better (This one is true).
These myths are misleading because basically for now, performance comparisons have to be done on a benchmark basis to see the performance gained.
The method that is still frequently used today is the compare method. That is, we only see the specifications of the Processor. For example, we mostly look only at the number of cores and the ghz speed alone.
The danger is, if we only look at the number of cores and clocks of the processor, then there is a chance we can see the processor looks much better than the compared processor. But in terms of performance it’s a long way off.
That’s why we have to find a comparison in order to get a good AMD or Intel processor.
Well, just direct tips from me:
1. Make comparisons through benchmarks Why benchmark?
As I said before, with bencmark, we can know how
performance of the Processor. Benchmarks can be obtained from
websites of PC or laptop hardware performance testers. Even
some well-known websites are also testing their potential with overclocking.
With benchmarks, we can find out the score obtained from the processor in real time instead of the artificial score through the rating of the user and so on.
There are currently international technology websites available,
and local articles that share pc or laptop benchmarking articles.
One of the famous: JagatReview.com, a local website that has many benchmark articles from processors, laptops, vga to HP Android smartphones.
2. Seeing from his generation (non-binding)
As the new processor continues to emerge. Performance gains are sometimes quite significant compared to their predecessors. Because of this, sometimes 2 processor types are the same but the series is different, there are quite high performance differences.
I sampled one of amd’s processors, AMD Ryzen, which has multiple performances compared to its predecessor series at the same price. The same is the way Intel has a fairly decent performance comparison.
In addition to performance differences, striking differences are also sometimes seen in power consumption. The newer it is, the lower the power consumption. So that the PC becomes more power efficient.
3. See the best prices
There is no price performance, but if at the same price range must be confused choose which one is best.
For example, a friend wants to choose a laptop A with processor A, then there is a B laptop with a B processor that is the same price.
If you’re confused like this, just compare performance like the one in point 1 to find maximum performance in the same price range.
4. Pay attention to usage needs
Usage needs, must be ensured so that the budget is not over alias excessive. For those looking for a laptop, sometimes it’s only imposing to see a Quad-Core Processor A that’s good for gaming, whereas the main need is to type.
Wrong? No, the best performance takes precedence, but see also other supporting hardware such as batteries, screens, storage is sufficient? Don’t sacrifice one hardware that isn’t that important for another.
So do PC users, for example, easy to buy processors with high specifications, but not supported with other capable hardware. Like a good PSU as well as adequate electricity.
Processors are indeed hardware that is rarely damaged, but other hardware that will be prone to damage if we only focus on the processor only.
5. Do not be boosted from the Processor name
It’s actually still related to points 1 and point 2. Maybe a pal or a friend is often tied to the ‘processor name’.
“steady, this laptop processor core i5, must be expensive, ngegame anything can”, these words are reflected in my mind when writing these 5 points.
Again, the processor name has no effect. The influence is performance later generation (non-binding). Try comparing the Intel Core i5 2400 to the Intel Core i5 6400, which is better? Of course the Core i5 6400 is better even if it’s both Core i5.
6. Note the Core Processor (Non binding)
Even though it can be pro-cons, I still put it here. More and more core processors don’t always get better.
But if for a friend who is a gamer, it is good to prioritize buying a processor with adequate Core. It doesn’t take much, at least 4 (Quad) only.
The reason is that there are now a number of games that have minimal Quad-Core requirements, which
less than optimally run in a dual-core processor even if it has 4 threads.
An example I put here, the game FarCry 4. This FarCry 4 game cannot be run in a dual-core processor, but only in quad cores. If played in a dual-core processor, there will be a black-screen (although it can be fixed with mod).
For futureproof at least take a minimal Quad-core processor with adequate performance also of course.
7. Consider existing features
The processor also has features. An easy example is, there are processors that support overclocking there are also those that do not. Processors that can be overclocked usually have a higher price, for example there is an Intel I series (K) processor, which can be overclocked.
As for AMD, most processors can be overclocked.
8. Pay attention to processor power
At point number 4, I said that electricity should be adequate. In addition, the buddy must also ensure processor power.
Processors, especially in older series, take up considerable electricity. That could be up to 110 watts. The power consumption of this processor has not been put together if the buddy uses a VGA discrete that can take up to 70 to 80 watts of power.
To solve this, pals can consider only taking processors and VGA with low power consumption, (power consumption can sometimes be seen from benchmarking on benchmarking websites).
For processors, buddy can take the latest generation types, where power consumption is low enough, only 60-70 watts, with a certainly much better performance. As for VGA, buddy can take a new generation, or take VGA without additional power.
9. Consider a future proof processor
Lastly, pals can consider the ‘future’ of the processor.
The point is, buddy can choose a processor that at least approximately performance is still adequate until 3-4 years. If a gamer’s buddy, buddy should pay attention to this point.
The selection of sockets as well as motherboard chipsets should also sometimes be considered as well as its futureproof. Because, some types of motherboard sockets are still support processors up to 4-5 years ahead.
Taking into account futureproof motherboards, then pals do not need to upgrade the motherboard also when going to upgrade the processor
Don’t believe the old myths that exist, such as being driven by the name of the processor,believe the faster the clock the better, the more cores the better. The point is to grab a high-performance processor, which can be found through benchmarks obtained through bencmarking hardware websites.
The need for usage, make the main reason not to impose a budget take a good processor that will instead end up in vain. Do not forget supporting factors such as other hardware, and adequate electricity should be ready.
That way hopefully buddy can get the best processor as he wants.
Thank you so much.