Hi how much faster is DESK top i7 3770 PC compared to my ASUS i7 2.2GHZ laptop. I have an AMD AMD 2.6GHZ 9950 system that i am considering upgrading. The main activity I do is video HD recoding. I could spend a bit of money buying extra ram for the laptop and upgrading to a solid state hard to give an extra boost for video encoding/recoding or spend £500 and upgrade the desktop to an i7 for a dedicated media encoding solution. The question is how much quicker would the i7 3770 desk be compared to the laptop after upgrading. If the desktop is 2 times as quick as the laptop then it might be worth it. The laptop CPU is i7 2670QM.
Desktop CPUs and GPUs are nothing like their mobile counterparts. The mobile versions are designed to run off a battery which means they use less power and therefore don't run nearly as well as the one that would run off a power supply.