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6MB or 8MB CPU Cache for GAMING??

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January 10, 2013 9:07:40 PM

Title post says it.

i7-3740QM (6MB CACHE)

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i7-3840QM (8MB CACHE)

The 3740 is almost $200 cheaper. Will that suffice for a few years? How much is needed for gaming? 6MB good?

Convince me to spend to $200 more for the 3840...

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January 10, 2013 9:09:44 PM

6MB, 8MB only help those doing very CPU intensive processes (IE: heavy duty video editing). In gaming you'll see absolutely no difference at all.
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January 10, 2013 9:13:55 PM

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January 10, 2013 9:14:37 PM

Thanks, buddy! You seem experienced. What about 670MXs SLI vs 680Ms SLI. I am pretty sure both will max out any game. Why spend $700 more on 680Ms??
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January 10, 2013 9:14:48 PM

You should be worried with the gpu of the lappy not the question of the cache of the cpus, any of those two will do...
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January 10, 2013 9:16:43 PM

Okay, djangoringo, 670MXs SLI or 680Ms SLI?

Yea yea I know 680Ms are better on paper....but they both max out all games...correct?
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January 10, 2013 9:18:39 PM

To be frank, I really don't know about laptop GPUs, I don't hear many good things about the differences between the 600 mobile series. What I do know is that the 680 (for desktops) is generally better in performance than the 670 due to clockspeed.. So it's probably the same for the laptop, so I would go with 680Ms cause you can't overclock a laptop GPU.
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