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T6600 Vs P8700

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November 15, 2009 5:37:34 PM

i am looking at getting a lenovo laptop
it comes stock with PC3-8500 DDR3 SDRAM 1066MHz memory
the motherboard seems to support 800 mhz and 1066 configuration

it comes stock with the
Intel Core 2 Duo processor T6600 (2.20GHz 800MHz 2MBL2)

and an
upgrade for a 110 bucks for
Intel Core 2 Duo Processor P8700 (2.53GHz 1066MHz 3MBL2)

i will be doing lots of image and video rendering on the laptop so it will be memory and cpu intensive work

do you think there will be a noticeable difference with the faster CPU.

of course money is an issue but i could swing the 110 bucks if necessary

on cpu benchmarks it says
T6600 = 1519
P8700 = 1776
but i am not sure if this is on 800 or 1066 configured systems
any thoughts or suggestions?

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a b à CPUs
November 15, 2009 5:38:47 PM
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For CPU intensive work, I think it would be worth it.
a b à CPUs
November 15, 2009 7:31:01 PM

+1^ the extra 300MHZ will give you a boost in CPU intensive apps
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November 15, 2009 8:13:56 PM

Not only that, it's newer tech. It'd be faster even if it was at the same clock. And I think it consumes less energy which means longer battery life.
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November 15, 2009 8:17:23 PM

True - the P series is 25W tdp, while the T series is 35W.
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