Laptop help! i7 920 vs i7 975 for a laptop

my friend is planning to get a laptop and hes curious which one to get for the processor the i7 920 or the i7 975. Mainly he wants a laptop to perform close to a high end desktop (gaming without lag, loading applications and etc)
Name the pros and cons besides the price =]

http://www.digitalstormonline.com/laptoploadsavedsd.asp?id=215218
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  1. Well the differences are mainly the 975 has an unlocked multiplier which makes it a breeze to overclock but I dont know how much you can overclock in a laptop. I would say if hes looking for a higher clock then the I7 960 would be a better more economic choice. I dont see anything that would justify putting an 975 in a laptop since you wont be able to use the full potential of it.
  2. would a ssd paired with a hdd be more beneficial ?
  3. Not for gaming. A fast CPU won't really help for gaming either. That's determined by the GPU.
  4. hes looking to upgrade his current laptop because his current laptop lag every so often while loading certain applications
  5. What does his current laptop have in it. Depending on its processor and how much RAM it has an SSD could breath some new life in to it.

    List the current configuration for us to better help his needs.
  6. im unsure but i will try and find out but from the looks of it hes determined to buy a new laptop, and will be giving his old one away.
  7. vvilliamm said:
    im unsure but i will try and find out but from the looks of it hes determined to buy a new laptop, and will be giving his old one away.


    LOL - and you are the lucky recipient of the old lappy? :P. In that case, suggest to him that he try using a SSD in the old one first, before giving it to you :D.
  8. actually no i would not be the one getting the laptop =]. hes probably going to give it to one of his relatives or selling it.
  9. Well it somewhat depends, will digital storms bios allow you to overclock?. If so then the 920, if not then the 960 to save money, 133 mhz is definitely not worth $500, but gpu is most likely going to be the most important component
  10. Nobody mentioned HEAT. This is a Laptop. Slower, cooler, less power hungry chips are better in this case.
  11. FALC0N said:
    Nobody mentioned HEAT. This is a Laptop. Slower, cooler, less power hungry chips are better in this case.


    Well I didnt say heat but thats why I said you wont be able to use the full potential of the 975. Overclocking a laptop is not an easy task since heat build up is a very big problem so why get an extreme edtion CPU if you wont be able to take advantage of its unlocked multi a big waist in my eyes..
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