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I5 2500k vs. Laptops 2.3ghz Ivy Bridge i7

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October 25, 2012 6:16:06 AM

Going to try and sell my recently build desktop for 1400, to get money for a nice asus g75. My question is, is it worth it? What difference in processor power am i going to see or even notice? Will there be a minimal drop or minimal gain? Honestly i want this laptop bad because i grew tired of being anchored to my room with this beast.

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a c 92 U Graphics card
October 25, 2012 6:57:36 AM

the i5 is about 50% more powerful at stock than that i7. Also you didn't mention a gpu.
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October 25, 2012 7:00:39 AM

well i guess that answers my question haha XD. I was considering buying a ivy bridge i7 3770 to upgrade the i5 later on. My desktop is running HD radeon 7970, the laptop running the gtx 660m
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October 25, 2012 7:01:32 AM

The 2500k is well known for it's great overclock potential (that is why you got the 'K'?) - not so for the (any) Ivy cpu, and this - coupled with the fact you are (downgrading existing/potential) cpu/gfx desktop power to a laptop - kind of answers your question.
Due to form factor, and in general!!, desktops will always offer fars greater potential than an laptop.


However, horses for courses, if you really need the portability of a laptop then no problems - go for it!
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a c 92 U Graphics card
October 25, 2012 7:14:30 AM

zvmanning said:
well i guess that answers my question haha XD. I was considering buying a ivy bridge i7 3770 to upgrade the i5 later on. My desktop is running HD radeon 7970, the laptop running the gtx 660m

the 7970 is like 4x the performance of the 660m
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October 25, 2012 7:18:50 AM

haha yeah mobility was the main attraction cause i do not have a desk or comfortable chair, My friend said he got 60fps in lions arch maxxed settings on his asus laptop, i get like 30 -40 atm with the people and halloween event, so his gtx is beating my 7970? I feel like i am missing a big picture or am not setting my computer up right, also MY CPU temp is at 75c right now which i also think is not right.... it shouldn't be that high right??? I don't know how to over clock things either x.x
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a c 92 U Graphics card
October 25, 2012 7:24:56 AM

Hes not telling the right numbers. The laptop should get much lower fps than you. Also you are cpu limited in gw2. OC your cpu for better performance.
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October 25, 2012 7:30:01 AM

how do i over clock the proper way though i don't know anything bout these numbers. My high performance clock settings are at 1425mhz in the catalyst control center
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a c 92 U Graphics card
October 25, 2012 7:47:50 AM

your gpu is already good enough without OC. OC your cpu in the bios. the 2500k is great for overclock and should be able to hit 4.5ghz if you have a decent cooler.
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October 25, 2012 7:59:23 AM

then why am i like 30-40 fps in lions arch maxxed ;-; besides the obvious too many people brawling infront of me XP. That's another thing i have 7 fans but don't think i have enough cooling for that... thing hits 60degrees when my games up, 75 when google and game is up. Think OC would make it esplode
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