Difference in Quality of the CPUs for Alienware M15x Tags: CPUs Alienware Laptops Last response: May 8, 2010 6:56 AM in Laptops & Notebooks Share ua10d2me May 7, 2010 3:37:23 AM The two CPU choices that i am looking at for the Alienware M15x are: 1) Intel® Core™ i5-540M 2.53GHz (3.06Ghz Turbo Mode, 3M cache) 2) Intel® Core™ i7-620M 2.66GHz (3.33Ghz Turbo Mode, 4M cache).......($100 dollars more) here are the specs i have chosen: CPU: ??? OS: Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium, 64bit Graphics: 1GB ATI Radeon™ Mobility HD 5850 RAM: 4GB Dual Channel DDR3 at 1066MHz HDD: 500GB SATAII 7,200RPM I am wondering what the difference in performance is and if the i7 is worth the extra money. I am using the computer for gaming(such as CoD:MW2...Battlefield 2/2142/Bad Company..etc)/finances. Thanks. More about : difference quality cpus alienware m15x Maziar a b à CPUs a c 244 D Laptop May 7, 2010 7:35:19 AM 100Mhz faster in normal and 300Mhz in turbo mode and also having more cache is worth it for $100 IMO m 0 l Maziar a b à CPUs a c 244 D Laptop May 7, 2010 2:48:48 PM Yes but its a laptop,so the BIOS option may be limited,therefor you have to use 3rd party apps for OC'ng it which isn't recommended m 0 l Related resources Alienware M15x Graphics Card Upgrade - Forum Looking for those with an Alienware M15X & GeForce GTX 460M - Forum Alienware M15x Not turning on - Forum Alienware m15x Cpu upgrade ? - Forum Alienware Area 51 M15x worth upgrading? - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer ua10d2me May 7, 2010 5:40:01 PM ok thanks guys. m 0 l Maziar a b à CPUs a c 244 D Laptop May 7, 2010 8:47:38 PM You are welcome we are here to help m 0 l SEigeard May 7, 2010 9:00:49 PM I would go with the i7.. I myself and doing the same, but with the m17x. I am going for longevity, and the $100 will last me longer gaming wise than cheaping out atm m 0 l lotri May 8, 2010 5:54:27 AM Just a side note, doesn't the i7-620M come with an integrated GPU as well? m 0 l Maziar a b à CPUs a c 244 D Laptop May 8, 2010 6:56:46 AM Yes it does http://ark.intel.com/Product.aspx?id=43560 m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedBest GPU for Alienware m15x nowadays ? Forum SolvedCan an Alienware M15X play GTA V(5), and if so what settings? Forum SolvedAlienware M15x Drivers Forum SolvedIs it possible to upgrade laptop GPU? (Alienware M15x) Forum SolvedDELL Alienware M15x - NO LIGHTS HELP!!! Forum SolvedAlienware M15X 256 G SSD upgrade help Forum SolvedWater damaged Alienware M15X (possible repair help!) Forum just got a alienware m15x with a gtx765 Forum SolvedAlienware m15x not powering on Forum Alienware M15X 16GB Ram Forum Alienware M15X Graphic Card upgrade. Forum Is It Possible To Upgrade Alienware M15x Graphics Card Forum alienware m15x laptop Forum Alienware m15x cannot install Windows Forum Alienware M15x VGA Upgrade Forum More resources Read discussions in other Laptops & Notebooks categories Battery Acer Asus Dell Hewlett Packard iPad Toshiba Vaio !