Here's my question. Looking at a desktop CPU like the i7-3770k which draws 77w max and has a score of 9630, and comparing it to a mobile processor like the i7-3940XM which draws 55w max and has a score of 9962, how does the mobile processor score higher? The mobile CPU, while it is an extreme edition, still has 4 cores, same amount of cache, is clocked slower, and even uses less power.
Is it simply this one benchmark that shows the mobile as a better performer? Or is the mobile just more efficient than the desktop? I'd love to hear any kind of explanation on this. Thanks!
It's a much more efficient design. One was designed for a $300 pricepoint so they made some compromised on power consumption and heat. The other was no-compromises and it's a $1000 processor designed to stay cool in a small laptop case and preserve precious battery.