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P9700 vs. desktop processors

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December 11, 2010 12:39:31 PM

hi, i was wondering, i got a laptop with P9700 and 260M GTX and i wanted to know what would that compare to in desktop terms? would i be able to play oblivion on this laptop?

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December 11, 2010 1:10:23 PM

i was wondering, what is the P9700 capable of in desktop terms, can it compete with E6700 or higher?

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December 11, 2010 1:33:36 PM

darkviper5 said:
i was wondering, what is the P9700 capable of in desktop terms, can it compete with E6700 or higher?

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Yes. It has a higher clock speed and more cache.

In 3dMark06 scores: (higher is better)
E6850 @ 3.00ghz (desktop): 2661
P9700 @ 2.80ghz (laptop): 2552
E6700 @ 2.66ghz (desktop): 2354

http://www.notebookcheck.net/Mobile-Processors-Benchmar...
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December 11, 2010 3:49:11 PM

is P9700 fast enough for games? can it handle Oblivion at high settings with all the sounds and atmosphere in it?

is p9700 much faster then T5550?

i got a laptop with T5550 and it barly handled oblivion with low settings, i also had x3100 onboard.
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December 11, 2010 6:38:36 PM

darkviper5 said:
is P9700 fast enough for games? can it handle Oblivion at high settings with all the sounds and atmosphere in it?

is p9700 much faster then T5550?


Yes, it is more than adequate for gaming and yes it is way faster than the T5550. However, the CPU is not the most important factor when gaming though. The graphics card plays a bigger role and since your laptop has a GTX 260M in it, there should be no issue. The 260M is about equal to a desktop 9800 GT.
Look at the 9800 GT scores here: http://www.bjorn3d.com/read.php?cID=1332&pageID=5270
The system used to test the card is a little bit stronger than yours so your numbers will be a little lower. However, you should still get good performance.

darkviper5 said:
i also had x3100 onboard.


This is the biggest source of your problem. The X3100 is an integrated graphics chip and was never designed to play games.
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