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Intel Core i7 3610QM VS AMD Phenom II X6 1090T

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December 8, 2012 5:26:26 PM

just wondering how these two compare because my laptop said i need a i5 or amd phenom II to run a game and i thought the 17 was just as good or better. but according to my friend it's not
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December 8, 2012 6:03:32 PM

Phenom II X6 1090T 3.2GHz
i7 3610QM 2.3GHz, 3.3GHz Turbo Boost

Well, obviously you are not going to find a laptop with a PII X6 1090T. The i7 3610QM is based on Ivy Bridge so per 1MHz the i7 will provide better performance than the 1090T. Probably not equal to a desktop i7 though since some "performance features" may have been de-tuned to lower power consumption.

Turbo Boost of 3.3GHz only applies if only one core stressed. If more than 1 core is stressed then the max Turbo Boost speed is decreased. How high does Turbo Boost go if 2 / 4 cores are being used? Don't know... I would guess that the lowest Turbo Boost speed will be around 2.7GHz if all 4 cores were stressed.

Given the above, the i7-3610QM would be at least equal to the PII X6 1090T in overall performance. For programs that use only 1 or 2 cores the i7 should provide better performance because it will be able to attain higher Turbo Boost speeds.

Of course when gaming is concerned, the graphic card is really important too. Especially for games that do not care how fast the CPU is as long as it does not bottleneck the graphics card. Laptop graphics do not compare to desktop graphics. A mobile GTX 670m is just a little slower than a desktop Radeon HD 6870. However, a desktop GTX 670 would destroy a desktop Radeon HD 6870.
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December 8, 2012 6:09:00 PM

Fermi is not ancient.

Additionally, it was just an example that you cannot simple assume just because the desktop and mobile version of graphic cards have the same name that both will have the same performance.
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December 8, 2012 6:18:42 PM

Not even close, it performs about a 7850 amd card, the 660 gtx is better than the 680m mobile card, just because it has the same cuda cores has a 670 gtx desktop, doesn't mean it performs about the same.
And comparing cpu and gpu desktop vs mobile is a nonsense.
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December 8, 2012 6:38:39 PM

hafijur said:
im saying if you oc the heck out of it you can. 680m takes less electricity then a 560m hence whty 680m oc's so good.

But you don't even state that originally..where's your logic?
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December 8, 2012 6:54:32 PM

Any proof to the GTX 680m's actual OC potential?

Usually OCing is bad for laptops.
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December 9, 2012 1:04:03 AM

hafijur said:
Your laptop cpu destroys the phenom 2 x6 and takes much less power. phenom 2 x6 is 45nm ancient compared to 3610qm 22nm. Anyway your 3610qm is like 50% faster then the phenom 2x6 cpu. Your 3610qm won't struggle for any game cpu wise. Main thing is gpu what is it.


well it's an Nividia GTX660m

which ive also heard isn't too great. i use system requirements lab and it says a gtx480 is better. i'm sorry i don't really know much about my computer hardware
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December 10, 2012 11:29:19 AM

marcusg83 said:
well it's an Nividia GTX660m

which ive also heard isn't too great. i use system requirements lab and it says a gtx480 is better. i'm sorry i don't really know much about my computer hardware


It's all about how much performance you want and how much you want to spend for it. If you want to play games @ 1080p resolution with high graphic settings, then I would say you should look at a laptop with a GTX 675MX or better.
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December 10, 2012 7:57:39 PM

^^^

If you read through the entire thread, there are a lot of posters who do not believe in that original poster's overclock. There is also no real proof other than screenshots which can be doctored. Add in the fact that the original poster stated he is using a custom VBIOS, but does not reveal anything about it.

If the custom VBIOS was released, then at least the claims could be tested for. Otherwise, you can either decide to believe the poster, or think he is simply lying.
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