Is any i7 better than high i5

Hi

I am trying to select components for a dell M15x games machine, (although it will run my small business as well). I need to decide between i5 540M(2.53ghz, 3mb cache) or a i7 740qm(1.73ghz 6mb,4c)

please help

Kind regards

Justyn
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  1. justynbatchelor said:
    Hi

    I am trying to select components for a dell M15x games machine, (although it will run my small business as well). I need to decide between i5 540M(2.53ghz, 3mb cache) or a i7 740qm(1.73ghz 6mb,4c)

    please help

    Kind regards

    Justyn



    may i ask why not a good laptop? also you in uk?usa?othere?
  2. sorry i mean desktop.... dam it need sleep...
  3. also why not look at the top xps laptops?
  4. hi Robin

    Thanks for the reply

    i want desktop replacement and porability. I use 3D cad, run a business and play games.

    I've been round the houses and now my need is growing as my current inspirion is on it's last legs for the last time.
  5. In most cases, I doubt there will be much of a gaming difference between the CPUs unless you are running a 6970m crossfire or similar. Some games, however, will benefit from the quad core. What video chip does the notebook have?

    robin, see the "paper and pencil" symbol in the bottom left of all your posts? You can use that to edit your posts instead of posting new posts with corrections each time :pt1cable:
  6. enzo matrix said:
    In most cases, I doubt there will be much of a gaming difference between the CPUs unless you are running a 6970m crossfire or similar. Some games, however, will benefit from the quad core. What video chip does the notebook have?

    robin, see the "paper and pencil" symbol in the bottom left of all your posts? You can use that to edit your posts instead of posting new posts with corrections each time :pt1cable:



    i would if it would let me......

    also i think it would be best to get a gaming desk top......
  7. justynbatchelor said:
    Hi

    I am trying to select components for a dell M15x games machine, (although it will run my small business as well). I need to decide between i5 540M(2.53ghz, 3mb cache) or a i7 740qm(1.73ghz 6mb,4c)

    please help

    Kind regards

    Justyn

    No,
    Your laptop runs 1.73 if each core is fully active.However if there is turbo boost i would consider that i7 to run around 2.7ghz at least.Intel doesnt call it i7 for nothing.
  8. ghnader hsmithot said:
    No,
    Your laptop runs 1.73 if each core is fully active.However if there is turbo boost i would consider that i7 to run around 2.7ghz at least.Intel doesnt call it i7 for nothing.

    A little effort gives a lot of information:
    http://ark.intel.com/Product.aspx?id=43544
    http://ark.intel.com/Product.aspx?id=49024
  9. asus g73 ftw cheaper better. and the m15x is getting discontiuned btw.
  10. enzo matrix said:

    Sorry..Enzo.
    Having been to give thousand of answers to endlessly really gets to me..Getting exhausted these days..
  11. However i have never been sure if HT does have an bad effect on speedstep tech.
  12. robin banks uk said:
    i would if it would let me......

    also i think it would be best to get a gaming desk top


    Use the 'Quick edit' then (middle button).
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