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June 25, 2010 2:06:32 AM

Ok, if cost were not an issue what would be the best cpu for an alienware laptop in the i7 series and why is it better then the rest. im spending lot of money and i want some facts on why to get the processor im getting. i hear the 920xm is better then the 820qm. and i also hear the 620 is all i relly need for just gaming. Help me !!

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June 26, 2010 11:37:53 AM

If you want the best of the best go for the: i7 980X

Its a 6 core processor running att insane clocks. If you got the money buy it =P.
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June 26, 2010 11:52:06 AM

just get the highest clocked quad core you can find, there are no mobile hexacores available yet, make sure you get a nice 512gb ssd to go with it
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June 26, 2010 4:53:04 PM

xaira said:
just get the highest clocked quad core you can find, there are no mobile hexacores available yet, make sure you get a nice 512gb ssd to go with it

Ah sorry, didnt read through the entire question =p.

Yea same thing as xaira said.
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June 26, 2010 9:11:22 PM

xaira said:
just get the highest clocked quad core you can find, there are no mobile hexacores available yet, make sure you get a nice 512gb ssd to go with it


Have you seen the prices/specs of those CPUs?

Intel® Core™ i3-350M 2.26GHz (3M cache) [Included in Price]
Intel® Core™ i5-540M 2.53GHz (3.06Ghz Turbo Mode, 3M cache) [Add $200.00 or $6.00/month1]
Intel® Core™ i7-620M 2.66GHz (3.33Ghz Turbo Mode, 4M cache) [Add $300.00 or $9.00/month1]
Intel® Core™ i7 740QM Quad Core Processor, 1.73GHz (2.93GHz Turbo Mode, 6M Cache [Add $300.00 or $9.00/month1]
Intel® Core™ i7 840QM Quad Core Processor, 1.86GHz (3.20GHz Turbo Mode, 6M Cache) [Add $600.00 or $18.00/month1]
Intel® Core™ i7 940XM Quad Core Processor, 2.13GHz (3.33GHz Turbo Mode, 8M Cache) [Add $1,200.00 or $36.00/month1]
World's fastest mobil Intel processor

That's from Aleinware.

Spending $1,000 on a CPU that will be like a $200 desktop CPU is silly IMO (unless cost isn't a factor).

As you can see, OP. The 9xxXM has 8MB L3 cache (compared to 6MB on the 8xx/7xx), and a 133MHz advantage over its predecessor. Mind you, desktop CPUs still only have 6MB L3, so it could say 8MB for such low clocked CPUs is overkill, IMO... They (9xxXM) also have a 10w higher TDP.

If it was me, I'd go for nothing more than an i7 840QM. And TBH I'd probably go as low as a 740QM, or even go for the 4MB L3 i7/i5.
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