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CPU processor comparison chart help

by slow235comp / November 27, 2012 1:42 PM PST
http://www.cpubenchmark.net/common_cpus.html
http://www.cpubenchmark.net/high_end_cpus.html

Bascially the charts shows CPU stregnth? The higher, the better the processor? Are the overclockable ones OC'd for the tests? I'm confused because so many people said not to get a laptop with a i7-3632QM or i7-3630QM and that a desktop will be way stronger, but those two QMs rate so high, I think higher than even every desktop except for the really high-end i7s and XEONS.
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by slow235comp / November 27, 2012 1:57 PM PST

RAM's a factor, but aren't the mobile tests done with a laptop that's capped at about 8 GB ddr3 with 8GB ddr3 in it?

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What is the goal here? Gaming?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 27, 2012 11:13 PM PST

I'm sure you've read something like this:

"Our tests demonstrate fairly little difference between a $225 LGA 1155 Core i5-2500K and a $1000 LGA 2011 Core i7-3960X, even when three-way graphics card configurations are involved. It turns out that memory bandwidth and PCIe throughput don't hold back the performance of existing Sandy Bridge-based machines. "
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-cpu-review-overclock,3106-4.html

For now I don't worry about 8GB RAM caps. I can't guess why folk would talk about that when GPU's matter for some apps. Not to mention the rest of the computer.

Balance in all things seems appropriate.
Bob

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Cpu power
by Bob__B / November 27, 2012 11:28 PM PST

What your looking at is data crunching power.
Nice stuff to look at and yes you need a certain level of that stuff.
Once you get up to that level adding more does not help much.
Why?......the bottle neck has moved to a different area.

With a laptop it's upgrade ability is kind of limited.
Meaning you can't do much if the bottle neck is in the video or storage or other.
With a desktop you have some wiggle room.

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