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Intel Core i5 is a significantly more powerful processor than Intel Core m3. I can't say for sure that it strictly won't work, but it will likely not be very smooth performance at all, unless perhaps you turn all the settings down to their minimum. I've heard even on MacBook Pro's without dedicated graphics (just intel HD) Simcity 5 performance is poor (lots ...


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Well for benchmarking you can download GeekBench or check out the benchmark scores for Macs. My story: I still have my i5-2.5Ghz Macbook MD313 (2011) and I upgraded to 2x 240gb 560mbps SSD in RAID 1 which get speeds up to 800mbps. Then I upgraded my RAM to 16gb. It only has 512mb integrated HD3000 GPU and this 2011 machine outruns my 2013 i5-3.2Ghz 27" iMac ...


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When you run the command sysctl hw.cpufrequency you are getting a contestant that was given to the OS at startup. If you want to get the CPU frequency "on-the-fly" you will need to poll the CPU. That's what the Intel Power Gadget is doing. As for why you are not seeing a performance increase with your specific application, it could be from any number of ...



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