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Intel Core i7-720QM or Core i5 450M

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a b D Laptop
August 3, 2010 7:18:20 PM

I'm gonna buy a new laptop, but got problems figuring out which one will perform better in games and generally?
a c 244 D Laptop
August 3, 2010 7:43:38 PM

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.
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a b D Laptop
August 3, 2010 7:54:56 PM

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.
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a c 244 D Laptop
August 3, 2010 8:08:01 PM

Like i said it depends on your needs,what games/apps do you run ?
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a b D Laptop
August 3, 2010 8:16:05 PM

bad company 2, gta4 and assassins creed 2
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a c 244 D Laptop
August 3, 2010 8:25:29 PM

And apps ?
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Anonymous
a b D Laptop
August 3, 2010 8:33:13 PM

nothing heavy, only skype and msn. :) 
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a c 244 D Laptop
August 3, 2010 9:09:18 PM

Then go with i5,it will give you more battery life and less heat too
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a b D Laptop
August 3, 2010 10:28:16 PM

Best answer selected by nairz.
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August 4, 2010 4:09:38 AM

Actually with those games get the i7, gta and bc2 both benefit heavily from quad cores.
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a c 244 D Laptop
August 4, 2010 8:05:10 AM

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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