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Intel i7 720QM vs Intel i5 480M

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February 28, 2011 12:23:56 PM

Hi!
im soon going to buy a laptop which im thinking of using to game.
it has 2 versions and one of them has Intel i7 720QM(1.60Ghz) and the other has Intel i5(2.67Ghz). which one should i buy? i want the most futureproof cpu. the rest is identical.

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February 28, 2011 1:10:17 PM

Hello and welcome to the forums
I strongly recommend getting a laptop with sandy bridge CPU because it's notably faster than the previous Core "i" CPUs and has less power consumption/more battery life
But if you can't,then it depends on your usage.720QM performs better in multi-threaded tasks such as PS,3Dmax along with some games;whereas, the i5 performs better in single-threaded apps.It also runs cooler and gives you more battery life.
February 28, 2011 1:57:14 PM

im mostly going to use it for homework, maybe a little bit movie editing and gaming. im not really critical on the battery life since im going to handle it like a gaming machine. the ones i can choose between are i7 720QM, i5 460M and i5 480M.
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February 28, 2011 3:13:22 PM

where are you from? we can maybe suggest a laptop for your price range that will be best for your uses from an online shop that is trusted and cheap
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February 28, 2011 3:20:00 PM

Because of Turbo mode when using an Intel® Core™ I7 720QM and running a single threaded application the processor can clock up to 2.8 GHz speed. So if you are not going to be doing a lot on battery then you find that the Core I7 720QM to be an outstanding processor for both everyday use and when you need some increased performance.

Christian Wood
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February 28, 2011 3:32:57 PM

Im from Norway, Therefore im going to buy a laptop from Norway since the norwegian language has 3 special letters.
the i7 seems more futureproof since i think i have heard somewhere that more and more software producers are beginning to create softwares which use more cores, but im not sure.
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March 1, 2011 7:04:10 AM

lordeagle said:
im mostly going to use it for homework, maybe a little bit movie editing and gaming. im not really critical on the battery life since im going to handle it like a gaming machine. the ones i can choose between are i7 720QM, i5 460M and i5 480M.

Go with 720QM then,it does better in video editing.
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