Intel Core i7-720QM or Core i5 450M

I'm gonna buy a new laptop, but got problems figuring out which one will perform better in games and generally?
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  1. Most games aren't optimized for quad cores,so a faster dual core performs better.However some games mostly RTS games benefit from a quad core CPU.
    As for general usage,if you mean web-surfing,watching vids... then there isn't a noticeable difference between them,however tasks like Image/Video editing/rendering benefit from a quad core CPU.
  2. Well, the choice is between two laptops. One with the i7 and the other one with the i5. The laptop with the i7 is 100$ cheaper though, with no difference other than the cpu.
  3. Like i said it depends on your needs,what games/apps do you run ?
  4. bad company 2, gta4 and assassins creed 2
  5. And apps ?
  6. nothing heavy, only skype and msn. :)
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    Then go with i5,it will give you more battery life and less heat too
  8. Best answer selected by nairz.
  9. Actually with those games get the i7, gta and bc2 both benefit heavily from quad cores.
  10. BC2 yes,but it will run fine on a dual core CPU.
    As for GTA IV,although it benefits from quad core,but its poorly optimized, so you can't expect great performance with either of those CPUs
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