moderated Re: New computer specs

James Homuth

Nah, i3's are terrible. There's a reason they're in the entry level PC's. If you just need a $400 laptop so mom can check Facebook, it works. If you want to actually use it, though, probably go bigger.

-----Original Message-----
From: <> On Behalf Of Tyler Wood
Sent: August-25-19 3:33 PM
Subject: Re: New computer specs

No, there is an i9 processor out now.
The current 9th generation lineup for laptops as I understand it. There are i3 (4 cores, 4 threads) i5 (4 cores, 8 threads) i7 (depending on the variant of i7, either 4 cores, 8 threads or 6 core, 12 thread) and i9 (8 cores, 16 threads).
I would very much argue against i3 being quote on quote terrible. It has 4 true cores, the newer ones clock well over 4 ghz on their own, and they run cool and quiet. Back in the day they weren't all that special with 2 cores and 4 threads but now they give many CPUs a run for their money and aren't half bad.

-----Original Message-----
From: <> On Behalf Of Randy Barnett
Sent: August 25, 2019 2:20 PM
Subject: Re: New computer specs

OK, It is a 9th gen processor. But it will still have a I3, I5 or I7 CPU. It is very important you know which one you are getting as a I3 is a terrible CPU for cheap PC's. and a I7 is more expensive and a I5 is just right. Of course if you have the money a I7 will give the best performance. if you will notice the difference in everyday use is another matter...

On 8/25/2019 12:05 PM, James Homuth wrote:
I9 is a newer chipset than I7. 9th generation, I believe, though I may be slightly off on the naming scheme. Reviews say the performance difference between the two is fairly significant, though.

-----Original Message-----
From: <> On Behalf Of Randy
Sent: August-25-19 3:03 PM
Subject: Re: New computer specs

More info on the Processor please: I am assuming I9 is a typo as I3,
I5 and I7 are what I am used to seeing. Then there are differences
between various I5 processors. I7 is for 3D video games and video
editing and
I5 is more for business PC's like what we do. I have a 8th gen I5 K witch is an unlocked processor that can be ran at any speed I choose.
Currently I am running it at 4.0GHz. I have ran it as high as 4.3GHz.
But without water cooling in this rig I was worried about overheating although I didn't see any.

I3 is for cheap entry level PC's. Dont bother with them.

On 8/24/2019 10:33 PM, David Ingram wrote:

-----Original Message-----
From: Andrew Diederick <>
Sent: Aug 24, 2019 11:21 PM
Subject: New computer specs

Hello all.
Looking to purchase a new dell laptop computer. Here are the specs:
I9 processor
16 GB ram
256 GB SSD
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060

I would like this computer to last me about six years. Are all of these specs acceptable for running JFW? Is there anything else that I should make certain a new laptop has for JFW use?
Appreciate any advise.

Thank you-

Don't forget about a usb keyboard just in case your laptop doesn't have a full keyboard layout semular to a desktop system would but also check to see if the ram could be upgraded to 64gb ram of course. Remember you still have to allow jaws to have a significant amount of ram to run in the background while other processes are going on.

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