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T9600 vs P8700 (laptop)

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August 13, 2009 5:43:54 PM

Been having a hard time finding comparisons in performance between these two CPUs. I'm debating between two laptops where this is the only difference, but the price difference is $200? Is it worth it? I do very CPU intensive gaming (i.e. not GPU bottlenecked, CPU bottlenecked.. strategy, RTS, and the like).

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August 13, 2009 5:47:47 PM

P is lower power, T is regular, T is available in higher speeds than P usually

P is more expensive but it saves power.

T usually have a FSB of 800 and P has 1033 (usually, there are lots of Ts out there with better faster FSB, but since the P comes out after, they are ALL 1033 or faster FSB)

for you, if you don't mind the lack of battery then the T would work for you.

And usually you cannot OC laptops, so umm, that I think have little effect on you.
August 13, 2009 5:55:17 PM

Thank you. In this case, the T is actually the more expensive of the two. Here's the models I was looking at an Newegg:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

vs

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


Power usage / battery life is not too much of a concern in my particular situation, I'm mostly looking for performance. I notice the first laptop above (the T9600) has a higher clock speed. Is this the better-performing CPU as far as raw power?
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August 13, 2009 6:06:50 PM

Ahhh, nevermind, thank you for your help. I had misread something that you said in your post, I understand it now. I'm going with the T. Thanks again!
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August 13, 2009 6:18:57 PM

lol no problem.

although 200 bucks for just a minor clock increase??

its like a 200 mhz increase, with 3 more mb of l2 cache (sorta important)

well it's you call, but 200 bucks for me seems like a hell of a lot for these minor improvements...
August 16, 2009 1:12:50 AM

I found a Toshiba Satellite with a difference of $100 in a laptop configuration between P8700 and T9600. Does anyone think this price differential is small enough to justify moving up to the added 3MB cache and 266Mhz improvement of the T9600?




theholylancer said:
lol no problem.

although 200 bucks for just a minor clock increase??

its like a 200 mhz increase, with 3 more mb of l2 cache (sorta important)

well it's you call, but 200 bucks for me seems like a hell of a lot for these minor improvements...
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August 17, 2009 1:35:35 PM

to me, and me only i think lol, its the gfx that matters, or the battery

if they have a 4650 with it, try to go and hunt for a 4850 or w/e for 200 dollars,

if they gave you an 8 cell battery, try to hunt for the 12 or 14 cell version.

thats what matters, to me anyways.
August 18, 2009 3:35:31 AM

This same machine I mentioned has a 12 cell battery which I thought was important, too. The 4650 with 1GB VRAM feels like it'll be enough for whatever I want to play without killing the battery or running too hot.

What I would love is a P96xx or greater processor with the 25W spec. I'd put the money down if I saw that one.

Thanks for the input.


theholylancer said:
to me, and me only i think lol, its the gfx that matters, or the battery

if they have a 4650 with it, try to go and hunt for a 4850 or w/e for 200 dollars,

if they gave you an 8 cell battery, try to hunt for the 12 or 14 cell version.

thats what matters, to me anyways.

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