Closed 1st gen i7 or 2nd gen i5 ? Tags: CPUs Cache Intel i7 Processors Intel i5 Last response: December 16, 2011 3:33 AM in CPUs Share sandeep sharma December 12, 2011 7:27:18 AM Whats difference between the first generation Intel® Core™ i7-740QM Processor (6M cache, 1.73 GHz) and second generation Intel® Core™ i5-2410M Processor (3M Cache, 2.30 GHz) ?? and which one is better .. please help me geeky guysss ...... More about : 1st gen 2nd gen | Report abuse Register or log in to remove xtreme5 CPUs Expert December 12, 2011 7:31:35 AM no doubt 2nd gen i5 is a lot better of it's higher frequency latest lithography. | Report abuse Novuake CPUs Authority December 12, 2011 7:31:59 AM At those clockrates 1.73Ghz VS 2.3GHz, I would choose the I5, it also hass better onboard graphics, lower power consumption. Although its technically not better. Give the FULL specs on the 2 laptops and we can help abit better. | Report abuse Pinhedd CPUs Authority December 12, 2011 7:38:43 AM The first gen mobile i3/5/7 processors were rather underwhelming, offering significantly lower clocks than their core2 predecessors which certainly did not help in most mobile applications. The second gen i5/7 processors have much better turbos and in my opinion really hit the mobile performance sweet spot. | Report abuse Related ressources 2nd gen i3 or 1st gen i5 - Forum 1st Gen Core i5 vs 2nd Gen Core i3? - Forum 1st gen i7 965x(extreme edition) vs. i5/i7 2nd gen - Forum 1st gen Core i5 or 2nd gen Core i3? - Forum I7 2nd gen laptop vs i5 2nd gen laptops - Forum Ask the community Publish Best solution jaguarskx CPUs Master December 12, 2011 7:59:32 AM Also, the 2nd generation Core i series CPUs are on average 12% better performing than the 1st gen Core i series CPUs when both have the same clock speed. | Report abuse sandeep sharma December 16, 2011 3:28:00 AM Best answer selected by sandeep sharma. | Report abuse sandeep sharma December 16, 2011 3:28:31 AM thanks to all for their valuable reviews .... | Report abuse Register or log in to remove Ask the community Publish Tom's Hardware>Forum>CPUs>1st gen i7 or 2nd gen i5 ?> Related ressources: Forum2nd GEN I-3 or 1st Gen I-5 Forum2nd GEN I-3 or 1st Gen I-5 ForumDifference between 1st gen core processor vs 2nd gen core processor Forumi5 gen 2 vs i7 gen 1 ForumHow do first gen i7 processors stack up? ForumWay to put 3pin fan to PWM? More resources Read discussions in other CPUs categories AMD Intel Intel i5 Intel i7 Phenom Cooling Performance !