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Dual core Intel i5 4200m vs Quad core intel i7 4700MQ

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January 25, 2014 7:32:42 PM

Hello. I just bought a laptop with an Intel i5 4200m and a Nvidia 740m. I realized that it is dual core. It's clock speed is 2.5 to 3.1. The next best processor that I could have gotten was an intel i7 4700 mq. It is quad core with a clock speed of 2.4 up to 3.4. It would have been $100 more with the i7, so I got the i5. Both support hyperthreading. My question is that world The dual core be significantly worse than the quad core. I do plan on gaming and Photoshop, but don't mind turning down settings in the games a bit. Would the dual core i5 be a lot slower on games and Photoshop? Will it not be good enough in a couple of years? Or will it not make much of a difference? Please tell me the differences for me. Also, will I be able to change the cpu later? Thank you in advance.

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January 26, 2014 12:26:25 AM

in gaming with the 740m your not going to see a major difference between the cpu's. depending on what your doing in photoshop the quad core cpu is going to be much faster, likely close to twice as fast.
February 12, 2014 1:55:22 AM

Definitely the i7 is faster but not too noticible I ran cs6 on a pentium m