Most Popular Laptop CPUs Late 2014 / Early 2015 – Comparison

The most popular processors used in Windows-based laptop computers are mostly Intel parts. Almost all notebooks you can find in stores today incorporate either the low-end Intel Celeron N2830 and Pentium N3530, mid-range Intel Core i3-4030U, i5-4210U, i7-4510U, AMD A6-6310, or AMD A8-6410, or the high-end Intel Core i7-4710HQ.

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AMD E1-6010 with Radeon R2 Graphics: Review with Benchmark, Game Tests

AMD E1 Series E1-6010 with Radeon R2 - Logo

The AMD E1-6010 is a very basic processor for inexpensive laptops. Featuring two cores, a clock speed of only 1.35GHz, and 1MB of cache, the E1-6010 “Beema” APU can’t offer anything but entry-level performance. In fact, it is one of the slowest notebook-use CPUs on the market today, as you can see in the PassMark benchmark comparison chart.

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Nvidia GeForce GTX 860M “Maxwell” Laptop Video Card Overview

Nvidia GeForce GTX 860M

If you’re in the market for a new gaming laptop you’ve probably heard of the Nvidia GeForce GTX 860M dedicated video card. Across the whole 800M lineup, it’s the most remarkable part, although it isn’t the top-of-the-shelf model. The 880M is. But, the 860M, or more precisely Maxwell architecture-based 860M, leads in terms of performance-per-watt ratio and represents a new breed of power efficient, yet powerful graphics. It is the most common gaming-class GPU used in the currently available laptops and can be found in the low- and mid-range gaming notebook models such as the Lenovo Y50 or select Asus ROG G750 configurations.

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Microsoft Surface Pro 3 CPUs Compared: Intel Core i7-4650U vs i5-4300U vs i3-4020Y

Surface Pro 3 with KeyboardAlthough I believed the Intel Core i3 and i7 processors inside the Microsoft Surface Pro 3 tablet will be from the next generation Intel Broadwell chip family, it turned out that they’ll be actually the current Haswell chips. Namely the Intel Core i7-4650U and i3-4020Y. They will accompany the i5-4300U as the already known option.

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