[SOLVED] Base frequency, big deal or not?

rjo98

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Trying to compare an old AMD Phenom quad core 3.0MHz, to an Intel Core i5-8400 that has a base frequency of 2.8MHz. The CPU comparison sites say the only drawback of the 7 year newer Intel processor is the base frequency. Trying to figure out if that's even a big deal, or noticeable, considering the Intel would have more L3 caching, faster RAM, etc. since it's 7 years newer than the AMD, for just run of the mill things like using Word or browsing the web, as well as playing games like the sims 4.

What do you folks think?

Appreciate the feedback.
 

white.a.drew

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Trying to compare an old AMD Phenom quad core 3.0MHz, to an Intel Core i5-8400 that has a base frequency of 2.8MHz. The CPU comparison sites say the only drawback of the 7 year newer Intel processor is the base frequency. Trying to figure out if that's even a big deal, or noticeable, considering the Intel would have more L3 caching, faster RAM, etc. since it's 7 years newer than the AMD, for just run of the mill things like using Word or browsing the web, as well as playing games like the sims 4.

What do you folks think?

Appreciate the feedback.
most games now a days need a "min" frequency of 3.6GHz
 
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