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Questimation of an approximation of chipset equivelancy.

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July 19, 2011 11:06:29 AM

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What is a decent approximation of the the equivelant dual core processor to an i7 mobile sandy bridge chip?
July 20, 2011 2:37:26 PM

You don't really give enough info here, i7 has several steps of speed, and you don't say if you are looking for a i5, i3, Core Duo, or what cpu family in the dual-core configuration. Intel or AMD chip?
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July 20, 2011 10:10:39 PM

Honest mistake,
By mobile sandy bridge i7 chip, I was referring to the entry level 2.0Ghz chip ( as I understand, even the extreme version offers little increase in the benchmarks)
By Equivelant Dual Core, I was referring to whatever number of Ghz an equivelant intel Mobile Core 2 Duo chip would offer a roughly equal experience.

Sorry for the confusion!
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July 21, 2011 1:56:01 PM

Just going by the chip, you'd probably need a 25% clock rate speed boost over the i7 chip to be about on the same level. Something in the 8000 or 9000 series should be OK. http://ark.intel.com/products/family/26548
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July 21, 2011 3:06:01 PM

Ok, so in theory, a 2.5 Ghz core 2 duo chip would be equivelaznt to a 2.0 Ghz i7 chip.

Thanks!

P.S:
I needed to know, because most of the product specs on steam are still set to dual core processor.
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July 21, 2011 3:06:24 PM

Best answer selected by chaorace.
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July 21, 2011 3:20:29 PM

chaorace said:
Ok, so in theory, a 2.5 Ghz core 2 duo chip would be equivelaznt to a 2.0 Ghz i7 chip.

Thanks!

P.S:
I needed to know, because most of the product specs on steam are still set to dual core processor.


Ah, well, for gaming, as long as the CPU is not a low voltage one, any i5 or i7 chip will run games well, maybe not all at high settings.
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July 21, 2011 3:24:42 PM

yes, but I just needed to know the theoretical clock speed. For comparison, ETC.
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