Core i3 8130U (Kaby Lake-R) won't get four cores but does get a turbo

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  1. RedSquirrel

    RedSquirrel Active Member

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    I still can't believe I got a full on hp pavilion laptop, 8GB ram, 1tb HD, brand new, with a i3 5157u CPU for £300 at the end of 2016 - It totally whips basically all the laptops I see under £600 right now as they all seem to have either the old AMD APUs which...uhm no thanks, or new Intel cpus with half as good iGPUs...And Intel are still not gonna up the cores? Christ.

    New batch of AMD stuff should be killer though.

    We all know Intel if given the chance will ruthlessly take the piss...see: the £200 overclockable i3
     
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  2. Fender178

    Fender178 Ancient Guru

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    Well if you look at the Coffee lake Laptop CPUs the i3 are true Quadcores so if you need a budget Quad Core Laptop then Coffee Lake is your best bet.
     
  3. gx-x

    gx-x Maha Guru

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    they did up the cores in desktop segment. i3 8xxx are quads. i3 8100 is 130$, quad core. Nothing wrong with that, and AMD has nothing in that price range to match it. I wish they did but...
     
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    Can't seem to find one though?...You got a link?

    Thanks
     

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    gx-x Maha Guru

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    I think that's coming with Cannon Lake sometime this year. 10nm 8 series....
     
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    This year?....oh wait, that's right...:D
     
  8. nosirrahx

    nosirrahx Master Guru

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    If I wanted a small laptop for web stuff 2 fast hyper threaded cores is what I would want. Toss in 8 gigs (probably could get away with 4) and a small SSD and what more do you want?

    If you want more than that you don't want a small laptop for web stuff so this CPU does not even apply to you.
     
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    Accusing people of making excuses for a product that you can't comprehend the existence of is quite ignorant.

    Windows has been multi-threaded for over 3 decades..... Even Windows 3 ran multiple tasks in the background and it ran on single-core processors. Windows 95, 98 and XP also ran on single core processors and ran multiple tasks in the background. How about we try an excuse that actually sounds remotely reasonable next time?

    I have a Core i3 380m that runs Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10, Ubuntu or CloudReady depending on my mood. I have a Pentium N3710 that I use at work that runs Windows 10. I also have a Core i3 7100U that runs Windows 10. I also have my AMD RyZen R5 1600, AMD Athlon 5350, Intel Celeron J1800 and Core i5 6600K.

    At the end of the day, they all perform identically when I'm typing up documents for my lawyer, employer or engineers. Text appears on the screen no faster for my RyZen R5 1600 than it does for the Pentium N3710. Coincidentally, webpages don't load any faster for my RyZen R5 1600 than they do the i3 380m or i3 7100U either, both of which multi-task just fine. Maybe you should look into what you have running in the background.... Just because your laptop isn't setup properly, doesn't mean the processors have no reason to exist.
     

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