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How efficient is this system compared to today's models?

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If we are talking about power efficiency then that is a no go, any chip designated with a 'T' is going to sip on power. However, if you run Excel documents for example then the time efficiency goes up greatly with a modern processor (hell even a 1-year-old chip). 

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Hi,

 

I'm currently looking for a reason I can give to my boss on upgrading the hardware on some of our older systems and I was curious about how what we have stacks up with the market today. Hoping some PC master can let me know! 

 

Current Chip: https://ark.intel.com/content/www/us/en/ark/products/77487/intel-core-i3-4150t-processor-3m-cache-3-00-ghz.html

 

Thanks. 

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It's a 35w chip.

 

Unless you drop down to some atoms or something which will be slower, not gonna get that much more efficient


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in terms of what , power efficiency? speed? cost? ROI?

do you have some reason to update this machines cpu or?

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Haswell as an architecture is still quite energy-efficient, new Coffee Lake stuff can probably give you the same compute performance for 70-80% power draw. This is a 35w CPU in the first place, saving 15-20% electricity here is not a lot of money, far less than what new machines cost.


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Welcome to the forum!

 

If we are talking about power efficiency then that is a no go, any chip designated with a 'T' is going to sip on power. However, if you run Excel documents for example then the time efficiency goes up greatly with a modern processor (hell even a 1-year-old chip). 


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11 minutes ago, alexmiller8124 said:

 

What exactly do you need the system to do?

Are you just trying to make it as low power as possible?


I edit my posts a lot, Twitter is @LordStreetguru just don't ask PC questions there mostly...
 

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What is your budget/country for your new PC?

 

what monitor resolution/refresh rate?

 

What games or other software do you need to run?

 

 

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It really depends on what kind 9f budget you have for upgrading and of it's worth it to the business to upgrade. The core i3 will get done all your basic browsers needs but depending on what you d0 an upgrade to Ryzen Raven Ridge APUs. (APUs are really just AMD CPUs with decent integrated graphics)

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With SSDs and a decent amount of RAM, still perfectly viable and capable machines.  Only need much better than that if you're doing very specific tasks that peg out the CPU.  

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no reason to upgrade unless you really need the extra performance, which you likely dont need. 

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Posted · Original PosterOP

The only purpose we have for the machine is to run a web browser with a maximum of one tab. In total, we run four separate systems for our front desk setup (at an athletic club), and the idea would be to consolidate that number down to 2 or three. Therefore, the power usage is the primary tenet I was looking for as far as analysis goes, which I've gotten a satisfactory analysis of. Thanks for the help everyone! 

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