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Core i5: 460M vs 560M

Last response: in Laptops & Notebooks
November 25, 2010 1:10:14 AM

According to the ARK site, the 560 has the following:

* Intel® Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d)
* Intel® Trusted Execution Technology
* AES New Instructions

Aside from the slight increase in clock speed, do any of these things really matter for normal use?

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a b D Laptop
November 25, 2010 5:02:44 AM

Have a look at the CPU link in my sig if you want an idea on how they compare benchmark wise.
November 25, 2010 6:06:25 PM

Just wondering if it's worth the upgrade cost.
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a b D Laptop
November 25, 2010 6:34:24 PM

the difference is much a/c to 60$ more. 560m is performing same like i7 720qm in most games. But in quad optimized applications 720qm is a winner
November 26, 2010 3:14:33 AM

a b D Laptop
November 26, 2010 6:44:27 AM

i wanted to say the difference is much according to 60$ more
a b D Laptop
November 26, 2010 2:19:25 PM

Core i5-460M:
Max Turbo Boost: 2.8GHz
Cache: 3 MB
Graphics: Integrated Intel HD

Core i5-560M:
Max Turbo Boost: 3.2GHz
Cache: 3 MB
Graphics: Integrated Intel HD

Frankly the difference, seems to be the turbo-boost only and you want that extra 400MHz in the i5-560M. They both offer VT-x which is good for Virtual PC (in case you want to emulate Windows XP or some other OS) . The VT-d is an extension aimed at giving more performance to the virtual machine instance.
November 26, 2010 3:05:15 PM

Alright, thanks guys for the input. I guess I'll go with the 560 as it's only $60.
November 26, 2010 3:05:34 PM

Best answer selected by lotri.
a c 244 D Laptop
November 27, 2010 6:35:36 AM

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