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URGENT: Which is better?

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May 26, 2010 2:28:29 AM

Hi, I am having trouble choosing between two systems below:

-2010 Intel® Core™ i7-720QM Quad Core Processor 1.6GHz (2.8GHz Turbo Mode, 6MB Cache)
-ATI Mobility Radeon™ HD 5470, 1GB
-4 gb ram
* my thoughts, maybe a better processor? but i noticed the speed ghz is slower

-2010 Intel® Core™ i5-520M 2.40GHz (2.93Ghz Turbo Mode, 3M cache)
- ATI Mobility Radeon™ HD 4570, 512MB
- 4 gb ram
*faster processor? and much better grpahics card...?

i dont know tooo much about computers -_-
I plan to do some gaming, mostly starcraft 2!

everything else is the same... This is urgent because the offer ends this week!

Thanks for any help!

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a c 235 U Graphics card
May 26, 2010 2:58:19 AM

its easy, the 5470 and i7 are both better then the 4570 & i-5

the ATI mobile 4570 offers desktop ATI 4550 performance, the 5470 is slightly better.

the mobile i7 is easily a better gaming CPU then the mobile i-5

the i7 has twice the core, twice the virtual cores, and twice the cache of the i-5. Although it does not make the CPU twice as fast.
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May 26, 2010 3:21:07 AM

ok ok cool, just confsued about why the i7 is better even with the less 1.6 - 2.8 ghz vs. the 2.9 on the i5 (Thanks for the speedy response!)
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a c 235 U Graphics card
May 26, 2010 4:12:48 AM

hneal87 said:
ok ok cool, just confsued about why the i7 is better even with the less 1.6 - 2.8 ghz vs. the 2.9 on the i5 (Thanks for the speedy response!)


because the i7 has more cores and more cache memory.

you would run the i7 @ 2.8ghz during games, 1.6ghz when on your battery to limit the power drain.
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May 26, 2010 12:46:34 PM

The turbo mode is designed to save battery power and use it only when wanted
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May 26, 2010 6:49:36 PM

Thank you everyone! I have ordered my system ;) ... if there was a way to put the thread status to solved or somthin id do it but i dont know if there is -_-
anyways Thanks!
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a c 376 U Graphics card
May 26, 2010 6:57:28 PM

You can choose a best answer.
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a b U Graphics card
May 26, 2010 7:44:24 PM

Yep, click "best answer" and it'll mark the thread as "solved" on the forums.
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a c 271 U Graphics card
May 26, 2010 8:36:53 PM

This topic has been closed by Mousemonkey
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May 26, 2010 8:37:30 PM

Best answer selected by hneal87.
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