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JohnA99
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I currently have an aging HP Z220 CMT Workstation with an Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E3-1230 V2 @ 3.30GHz processor.

I would like to upgrade to a new PC as this one is really struggling with the modern world!

Memory/disk aside, what is the minimum (i3, i5 etc) processor I should be considering to give me a performance boost?

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Hello
you have to buy a computer, and therefore choose these components, according to the use that you will make of them.
For example, you don't need to have top performing components, if you only do office automation, use the internet, watch videos.
Unlike, if you want to use applications that require a lot of power, or certain games
Depending on your budget, you may want to find a computer that performs slightly better than necessary so that it can be used over time.
Be careful because many models are not very scalable

prefer a computer with at least an SSD minimum 250 gb, 8gb of memory or at best 16gb depending on the intended use
at least one dedicated graphics card, not integrated

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Prométhée
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Hello
you have to buy a computer, and therefore choose these components, according to the use that you will make of them.
For example, you don't need to have top performing components, if you only do office automation, use the internet, watch videos.
Unlike, if you want to use applications that require a lot of power, or certain games
Depending on your budget, you may want to find a computer that performs slightly better than necessary so that it can be used over time.
Be careful because many models are not very scalable

prefer a computer with at least an SSD minimum 250 gb, 8gb of memory or at best 16gb depending on the intended use
at least one dedicated graphics card, not integrated

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Hi Prométhée,

Thanks for your speedy response, which as been most helpful.

I'm currently running with 8GB RAM and a hybrid 1 TB disk which includes 128GB SSD.

Loading anything, Work, Excel, Chrome etc, takes forever.  Task Manager shows bottlenecks with Disk and Memory and not so much Processor.

That's why I need to ensure that any future PC, in addition to having faster (SSD) disks and more (16GB) memory  has a processor at least equivalent in performance to the existing XEON chip. I just don't know what the equivalent Intel I-based processor would be.

Any advise would be appreciated.

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hybrid hdds are not what there are two better
you can buy a computer with ssd type m2 which is the fastest currently
there are many processors available, but if you just do office automation, no need for the most powerful ..

 

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"there are many processors available, but if you just do office automation, no need for the most powerful .."

I agree.  I just don't want something that is inferior to my current processor, hence my original question.

 

Perhaps there's a comparison site somewhere which will give me this information?

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I've answered my own question!

Intel® Product Specification Comparison

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