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I7-720QM vs t9600

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January 18, 2010 9:24:09 PM

Wich is better?

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January 18, 2010 9:33:53 PM

The i7 is a newer processor and will have better power management/battery life. The t9600 is one of the most powerful of the last generation though... so I'm not really sure which would be faster...
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January 19, 2010 3:29:21 AM

The i7 will be better at multiple threads, and maybe even a tad faster at dual and single threaded processes, but you'll be trading battery life for the extra performance.
It really depends on what you want to do with the laptop; if you just want a desktop replacement, go with the i7; if you want a capable system with a bit more battery life, go with the core 2.
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January 19, 2010 3:59:54 AM

pepperman said:
The i7 will be better at multiple threads, and maybe even a tad faster at dual and single threaded processes, but you'll be trading battery life for the extra performance.
It really depends on what you want to do with the laptop; if you just want a desktop replacement, go with the i7; if you want a capable system with a bit more battery life, go with the core 2.


You sure about the performance? The QM is only 1.6 Ghz clock, I would think for single/dual threads the Core2Duo would be better eeven given the improvements of i7. You have any benches for those numbers, I've been trying to find an actual comparison of laptop chips but I can't seem to find the QM pitted against anything.
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January 19, 2010 12:48:31 PM

Its true that the i7 only has a 1.6 GHz clockrate, but thats not including turbo boost; when only a single thread is active, the chip ramps up to 2.8 GHz.

I haven't seen any direct comparisons to a dual core chip, but, here's a comparison between a core i7 mobile @ 2.0 GHz and a core 2 quad mobile @ 2.53 GHz.
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January 19, 2010 1:30:31 PM

pepperman said:
Its true that the i7 only has a 1.6 GHz clockrate, but thats not including turbo boost; when only a single thread is active, the chip ramps up to 2.8 GHz.

I haven't seen any direct comparisons to a dual core chip, but, here's a comparison between a core i7 mobile @ 2.0 GHz and a core 2 quad mobile @ 2.53 GHz.


Think you forgot to add the link. ;) 

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/mobile-core-i7,2443...


As for turbo boost,

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Intel_Turbo_Boost
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January 19, 2010 7:50:21 PM

^Indeed, thank you.
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