Which processor is the best for laptops under Rs 40,000?

Here are some of the best laptops available in the Rs 40,000 budget.

Laptop ModelPrice on AmazonProcessor
Dell Inspiron 3501Rs 39,990Intel Core i3 1115G4
Lenovo IdeaPad Slim 3 (Intel)Rs 37,990Intel Core i3 10110U
Lenovo V15 (2021)Rs 36,190Intel Core i3 1005G1
Asus VivoBook 14 (2020)Rs 36,990Intel Core i3 1005G1
Lenovo IdeaPad Slim 3 (AMD)Rs 36,990AMD Ryzen 3 3250U
Acer Aspire 5Rs 36,990Intel Core i3 1115G4
Asus VivoBook 15 (2020)Rs 39,990Intel Core i3 1005G1
Lenovo IdeaPad Slim 3 (Intel)Rs 39,990Intel Core i3 10110U
Lenovo V14Rs 39,000Intel Core i3 1035G1

Comparing the nine best-rated laptops under Rs 40k, we can see that the best processor is the 11th generation Intel Core i3 1115G4. The nearest competitors seem to be the Intel Core i3 10110U, Ci3 1005G1, and AMD Ryzen 3 3250U.

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Let us compare the four processors and see which the best alternative is.

Processor – ParametersCi3 1115G4Ci3 10110UCi3 1005G1AMD Ryzen 3 3250U
Generation11th gen Intel Core10th gen Intel Core10th gen Intel Core3rd gen AMD Ryzen
Lithography10 nm SuperFin14 nm10 nm14 Nm
Cores/Threads2021-02-04 00:00:002021-02-04 00:00:002021-02-04 00:00:002021-02-04 00:00:00
Base Clock Frequency-2.10 GHz1.20 GHz2.60 GHz
Maximum Turbo Frequency4.10 GHz4.10 GHz3.40 GHz3.50 GHz
Cache6 MB4 MB4 MB4 MB
Configurable TDP Range12 W to 28 W15 W15 W12 W to 25 W
Maximum Memory Size64 GB64 GB64 GB32 GB
Memory Types SupportedDDR4 3200
LPDDR4x 3733
DDR4 2666
LPDDR3 2133
LPDDR4 2933
DDR4 3200
LPDDR4 3733
DDR 4 2400
Processor GraphicsIntel UHD Graphics for 11th gen Intel CPUsIntel UHD Graphics for 10th gen Intel CPUsIntel UHD Graphics for 10th gen Intel CPUsRadeon RX Vega 3
DirectX Support12.1121212
Displays supported433-
ThunderboltThunderbolt 4NoNoNo
PCIe RevisionGen 4Gen 3.0Gen 3.0Gen 3.0
Advanced FeaturesIntel DL Boost
Optane Memory
Speed Shift
Turbo Boost 2.0
Adaptix
Optane Memory
Speed Shift
Turbo Boost 2.0
Optane Memory
Speed Shift
Turbo Boost 2.0
Adaptix
-
Cinebench R23 Single-Core/Multi-Core1362/24981016/23461084/2453835/1940
Passmark CPU Single-Core/Multi-Core2724/64362286/40382260/52691895/4060
Geekbench 5 Single-Core/Multi-Core1232/2559973/1903998/2045704/1458

Inference

Obviously, we can infer that the 11th gen 1115G4 is the best processor of the lot.

Lithography

The 11th gen CPU works on 10 nm SuperFin technology that helps accommodate more components in the laptop. Alternatively, it helps in reducing the form factor leading to slimmer models. At the same time, the Ci3 10110U and AMD Ryzen processors have 14 Nm semi-conductor sizes, the Ci3 1005G4 works on 10 Nm semi-conductors.

Cores/Threads

All the four CPUs listed above have dual-core processors that support hyperthreading.

Clock Speed

The 11th gen Ci3 1115G4 displays a maximum turbo clock speed of 4.10 GHz, whereas the nearest competitor is the Ci3 10110 with a matching frequency. Meanwhile, the Ci3 1005G1 has a base clock speed of 1.20 GHz for low-intensity tasks.

L3 Cache

The 11th gen Ci3 1115G4 offers a 6 MB L3 cache, whereas the other CPUs offer 4 MB.

TDP

The TDP configurable range is similar, but the Ci3 10110U is slightly better as it consumes the least power than the other CPUs in the list.

Memory Size and Support

The AMD Ryzen 3 3250U is the least equipped in this category as the CPU supports a maximum of 32 GB, whereas the other three processors support up to 64 GB. The Ci3 1115G4 and Ci3 1005G1 support DDR4 3200 MHz, a decent speed for a laptop in the Rs 40K budget.

Processor Graphics

The Intel Core i3 1115G4 comes equipped with 11th gen Intel Iris Xe graphics G4, the best of the lot. The AMD Ryzen 3 3250U features AMD Radeon Vega 3 graphics. Performance-wise, it is similar to the Intel UHD 620 graphics available in the 10th gen CPUs.

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Direct X Support

The 11th gen CPU supports the latest Direct X 12.1, whereas the other CPUs support the earlier version of Direct X 12.0.

Thunderbolt Support

The 11th gen Ci3 1115G4 supports the latest version, Thunderbolt 4, with extreme data transfer speeds and power capabilities. Unfortunately, the other processors do not support Thunderbolt technology.

PCIe Revision

Compared to the other CPUs in this list, the Ci3 1115G4 supports the latest version, PCIe 4.0.

Benchmark Scores

The benchmark scores clearly show the Ci3 1115G4 as the best of the four CPUs compared above. There is a close tie between the other 10th gen CPUs, Ci3 10110U and Ci3 1005G1. The AMD Ryzen CPU fares comparatively poorly in this respect.

Verdict

The 11th gen Ci3 1115G4 is a clear winner and qualifies as the best processor for laptops under Rs 40,000. The 10th gen Ci3 1005G1 is the second-best when it comes to performance. However, the Ci3 10110U is also a good CPU because it saves power.  

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