fast can the processor process?
September 6, 2016 4:16 PM   Subscribe

I've been researching purchasing a Lenovo M Series Tiny Desktop recently. But, I'm having difficulty making sense of the specs.

The M700 model makes reference to an Intel Pentium G4400T 2.9G 2C processor. Any laptop that I've purchased recently has had Intel Core i3/i5/i7 processors, so I'm having a hard time contextualizing what kind of performance to expect from this M700 model's processor.

I tried looking up this processor on the Intel site, but the technical specifications are a bit over my head.

I currently have two laptops with the following specs:

-Intel Core i5-2410M, 6GB RAM
-Intel Core i7-4600U, 8GB RAM

Question: How would the performance of this M700 process compare to these two machines that I already own?
posted by bkpiano to Computers & Internet (5 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
In terms of raw processor performance, the G4400T is going to be about the same speed as the i5 you have.
posted by kindall at 4:31 PM on September 6, 2016

Generally speaking, the current generation of Pentiums slot below Core i3 processors and above Celeron or Atom processors in the performance lineup. You can see the PassMark benchmark results for the Pentium G4400T, including how it compares to other processors to get a general idea of relative performance, though keep in mind that synthetic benchmarks will often differ from real world and perceived performance.
posted by Aleyn at 4:32 PM on September 6, 2016

Also keep in mind that you can only make that comparison (Core i7/i5/i3, Pentium, Celeron, Atom) with processors of the same generation. Today's Pentium may have the performance of yesterday's i5, as kindall noted, which is why looking at benchmarks can be useful.
posted by Aleyn at 4:34 PM on September 6, 2016

You can usually get reasonable comparisons just by googling the serial numbers of two chips you want to compare, like simply "4400t 2410m"
posted by ROU_Xenophobe at 4:48 PM on September 6, 2016

Search for the processor plus "". Click on the result that goes to

Higher numbers are better:

The i5-2410M has a score of 3153.

The i7-4600U has a score of 4122

The G4400T has a score of 3258.
posted by gregr at 9:19 PM on September 6, 2016

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