Low base clock speed?

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Posted 27th Nov
Hey guys, I've been looking at a laptop for £300. The only thing that has me concerned is the the fact the processor has such a low clock speed of only 1.2

Processor - Intel® Core™ i3-1005G1
- Dual-core
- 1.2 GHz / 3.4 GHz
- 4 MB cache


I've read a lot about breaking down a processors overall power - and the importance of other factors within its arsenal, but I've never quite understood the technical explanations.

All I really want to know is, for general day2day use(minus heavy load, multi-tasking, editing, gaming etc..) how would the above processor perform in terms of smooth browsing? For example, how would it compare against the 4415U Pentium?(base rate 2.3)

It's just that any laptop I've enjoyed working on has always had a base rate greater than 2. And all I've experienced with very low(1.1-1.6 especially. Although I appreciate they weren't as powerful when it came to handling more tasks) have been much less pleasurable
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i3-1005G1 is good enough for general use.

3.4 GHz boost clock speed

Where do you find i3-1005G1 laptop with £300?
If you mange to get one with £300, that is a good buy


The best laptop under £300 I could find is Lenovo V155 with Ryzen 3 3200u, 8GB RAM and 256GB SSD
AndyRoyd27/11/2019 11:10

i3 kicks the bottom of the 4415U …i3 kicks the bottom of the 4415U https://www.cpubenchmark.net/compare/Intel-Pentium-4415U-vs-Intel-i3-1005G1/2977vs3560


Sure, I understand it's better overall. The i3 obv capable of handling much more. But how about when just asked to perform the simple tasks?
Cisco06060627/11/2019 11:14

i3-1005G1 is good enough for general use.3.4 GHz boost clock speedWhere do …i3-1005G1 is good enough for general use.3.4 GHz boost clock speedWhere do you find i3-1005G1 laptop with £300?If you mange to get one with £300, that is a good buyThe best laptop under £300 I could find is Lenovo V155 with Ryzen 3 3200u, 8GB RAM and 256GB SSD


It can be bought here, Cisco I actually meant to link it in OP. Nice big 15" full HD display as well
If you simple task mean MS office, surfing and watching youtube. It will do the job.

Only potential problem is 4GB RAM and if 128GB storage enough,
However, RAM can be upgrade and external HDD could always be used.
Cisco06060627/11/2019 11:54

If you simple task mean MS office, surfing and watching youtube. It will …If you simple task mean MS office, surfing and watching youtube. It will do the job.Only potential problem is 4GB RAM and if 128GB storage enough,However, RAM can be upgrade and external HDD could always be used.


I'm sort of undecided between that one and this one for the same price. I'm thinking maybe the 15" is slightly too big. I have a desktop for all my large files, more intensive work etc.. so I know for sure 4GB of ram is enough and 128ssd is sufficient for all I'll be using it for. It's just the overall speed of the machine I worry about. When I jump from page to page, watch videos etc.. I need things to be snappy! I can't stand waiting about for things to load..
Base clock speed is the minimum clockspeed that Intel guarantees the processor will run at under any conditions.

In practice that means a sustained 100% load on the GPU and CPU with the minimum possible cooling system and strictest power limit settings.

It is interesting why it's dropped so much between Skylake et al. and Ice Lake. It may be that Ice Lake has a lower cTDP and a bigger GPU, it may be that Intel has redefined it, to include AVX operations for example.

It is dependant on system-specific factors though such as how the various power settings are configured (TDP, PL1/PL2) and how capable the cooling system is, so it's not a useful figure for pre-built systems like a laptop.


For the sort of use you're talking on a biggish laptop you're never likely to see the CPU dip to at anything like that speed under load so it's not relevant to you.
EndlessWaves27/11/2019 12:18

Base clock speed is the minimum clockspeed that Intel guarantees the …Base clock speed is the minimum clockspeed that Intel guarantees the processor will run at under any conditions.In practice that means a sustained 100% load on the GPU and CPU with the minimum possible cooling system and strictest power limit settings.It is interesting why it's dropped so much between Skylake et al. and Ice Lake. It may be that Ice Lake has a lower cTDP and a bigger GPU, it may be that Intel has redefined it, to include AVX operations for example. It is dependant on system-specific factors though such as how the various power settings are configured (TDP, PL1/PL2) and how capable the cooling system is, so it's not a useful figure for pre-built systems like a laptop. For the sort of use you're talking on a biggish laptop you're never likely to see the CPU dip to at anything like that speed under load so it's not relevant to you.



Cheers Endless.

So just to confirm, that machine would zip along doing average tasks with no silly sluggishness?
Value__Taker27/11/2019 12:29

Cheers Endless. So just to confirm, that machine would zip along doing …Cheers Endless. So just to confirm, that machine would zip along doing average tasks with no silly sluggishness?


Well there's lots of areas where a budget laptop can cut corners to result in sluggish everyday performance, a lot of them not listed in the typical published specs, but the CPU itself won't hold you back.
Edited by: "EndlessWaves" 27th Nov
EndlessWaves27/11/2019 13:21

Well there's lots of areas where a budget laptop can cut corners to result …Well there's lots of areas where a budget laptop can cut corners to result in sluggish everyday performance, a lot of them not listed in the typical published specs, but the CPU itself won't hold your back.


Cheers again
Value__Taker27/11/2019 12:05

I'm sort of undecided between that one and this one for the same price. …I'm sort of undecided between that one and this one for the same price. I'm thinking maybe the 15" is slightly too big. I have a desktop for all my large files, more intensive work etc.. so I know for sure 4GB of ram is enough and 128ssd is sufficient for all I'll be using it for. It's just the overall speed of the machine I worry about. When I jump from page to page, watch videos etc.. I need things to be snappy! I can't stand waiting about for things to load..



No for that one. I won't pick 4417U

HP 14-dk0020na 14" Laptop - Natural Silver £300
Ryzen 3 3200u, 8GB RAM, 128Gb SSD

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ASUS VivoBook 14 X420UA-EK019T Laptop, Intel Core i3 7020u, 4GB RAM, 128GB SSD, 14" Full HD, Transparent Silver
£280 JL 2years warranty
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Edited by: "Cisco060606" 27th Nov
Cisco06060627/11/2019 16:47

No for that one. I won't pick 4417UHP 14-dk0020na 14" Laptop - Natural …No for that one. I won't pick 4417UHP 14-dk0020na 14" Laptop - Natural Silver £300Ryzen 3 3200u, 8GB RAM, 128Gb SSDhttps://ao.com/product/7zf76eaabu-hp-laptop-silver-72382-251.aspx?cmredirectionvalue=HP%2014-dk0020na%2014%20Laptop%20-%20Natural%20SilverASUS VivoBook 14 X420UA-EK019T Laptop, Intel Core i3 7020u, 4GB RAM, 128GB SSD, 14" Full HD, Transparent Silver£280 JL 2years warrantyhttps://www.johnlewis.com/asus-vivobook-14-x420ua-ek019t-laptop-intel-core-i3-processor-4gb-ram-128gb-ssd-14-full-hd-transparent-silver/p4245313?


Cheers mate. Those look like good options as well
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