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Intel i7 620m vs i7 720qm

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May 18, 2010 1:54:21 PM

Hello, I´m trying to find the best solution for video editing and rendering. As a novice I´m slightly (or a lot) confused. Would like to know is i7 620m suitable for this purpose? Is i7 720qm much better for this as I have red somwhere? Other issue is that I´m thinking about NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M. Is it good enough?
Thank you for the help on this.

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May 18, 2010 2:43:44 PM

Hello and welcome to the forums :) 
i7 720QM would be better in multi threaded apps/games,whereas i7 620M is better for non-multi thread apps/games.
And GT 330M is a mid-range laptop card which can handle new games on medium-low settings
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May 18, 2010 3:10:22 PM

Hi newcomer and welcome to the Tom's hardware forum.

All the components that u list are portables, so, I will assume that u are looking for a laptop right?

The i7-720qm is much better and performs very well against the i7-620m. Like Maziar says the GT 330M is a mid-range GPU that could be not enough for ur requirements. Another option is build the laptop yourself from site like Falcon Northwest and Sagernotebook
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May 18, 2010 4:29:38 PM

saint19 said:
Hi newcomer and welcome to the Tom's hardware forum.

All the components that u list are portables, so, I will assume that u are looking for a laptop right?

The i7-720qm is much better and performs very well against the i7-620m. Like Maziar says the GT 330M is a mid-range GPU that could be not enough for ur requirements. Another option is build the laptop yourself from site like Falcon Northwest and Sagernotebook


You´re right. I´m thinking about laptop. What GPU you suggest?
Thank´s
a c 161 à CPUs
May 18, 2010 4:49:08 PM

U could go with a GTX 285m or 5850m, both are very good GPUs.
Anonymous
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May 18, 2010 6:58:47 PM

Thank you for the advice. I´ll try to see those
a b à CPUs
May 18, 2010 8:44:41 PM

You are welcome :) 
a c 161 à CPUs
May 18, 2010 9:03:40 PM

Any time, that's why we are here. Focus more in the Falcon Northwest, have better quality and warranty.
a c 161 à CPUs
May 18, 2010 10:05:14 PM

^Yeah, u are right. I test the best configuration for Falcon and I get an amazing $11,000 price. :) 
May 19, 2010 5:23:55 AM

Get the i7 720, as it's a true quad-core capable of 8 threads at once, whereas the 620 is a dual-core that can handle 4 threads at a time. In terms of video editing and rendering, the CPU matters much more than the video card, as most editing software uses exclusively the CPU for these tasks. The ones that support video card acceleration often just support the high-end nVidia and ATI workstation cards. A lot of RAM, a big hard drive, and a high-res screen are also important for video work. Forget about those $4000+ gaming laptops; instead, look at this page on newegg with all their i7 laptops:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=P...

Then there's this ASUS model with an i7 720, 4GB RAM, 500GB hard drive, a full 1080p screen, and a GeForce 360:

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

It looks really, really good for $1200.
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May 19, 2010 7:36:06 AM

saint19 said:
^Yeah, u are right. I test the best configuration for Falcon and I get an amazing $11,000 price. :) 

now,that's what i call priceless :D 
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May 19, 2010 7:40:12 AM

angry_ducky said:
Get the i7 720, as it's a true quad-core capable of 8 threads at once, whereas the 620 is a dual-core that can handle 4 threads at a time. In terms of video editing and rendering, the CPU matters much more than the video card, as most editing software uses exclusively the CPU for these tasks. The ones that support video card acceleration often just support the high-end nVidia and ATI workstation cards. A lot of RAM, a big hard drive, and a high-res screen are also important for video work. Forget about those $4000+ gaming laptops; instead, look at this page on newegg with all their i7 laptops:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=P...

Then there's this ASUS model with an i7 720, 4GB RAM, 500GB hard drive, a full 1080p screen, and a GeForce 360:

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

It looks really, really good for $1200.

Yeah that looks good too,but for the same price the OP can get the Sager one with a 5870M which is more powerful than a GT 360M
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May 19, 2010 7:09:52 PM

Maziar said:
now,that's what i call priceless :D 


Yeah, but I think that nobody needs 4 SSD 256GB :)  or the i7-980x in a laptop...:) 
Anonymous
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May 19, 2010 8:48:53 PM

Maziar said:
Yeah that looks good too,but for the same price the OP can get the Sager one with a 5870M which is more powerful than a GT 360M


What do you think about this one:
Alienware M15x: i7-720QM; 6 MB cache; DDR3 1333MHz 4096MB; 500GB 7200rpm; GeForce GTX260M 1GB; res 1900:900.
1600€
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May 19, 2010 9:10:03 PM

If you are going to get a M15x,then definitely get a 5850M instead of GTX 260M
a c 161 à CPUs
May 19, 2010 9:14:01 PM

^+1 I agree, the GTX260M was a very good GPU few years ago, but not today and not for ur requirements.

Go with the 5850M or two GTX260M on SLI.
Anonymous
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May 19, 2010 10:18:14 PM

Maziar said:
If you are going to get a M15x,then definitely get a 5850M instead of GTX 260M


was looking around. not sure if 5850 is GDDR5 or not in M15. If not then possibly 260GTX looks better option (despite the price tag)
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