Originally Posted by micro5797
Keep in mind that most video editing programs out there don't really utilize hyper threading but are slower with ht on. When using task manager to monitor them, you will see the hyper threading being used, but the usage on the cores drops, thus often being slower than just using the main cores in the first place.
Sony vegas pro and Adobe premiere will use all cores and hyper threading.
Programs like Nero, windows, Camtasia studio, though showing that they are using hyper threading do not take full advantage of the hyper thread, thus drastically hurting the performance of the main cores.
Games like BF3 also suffer from hyper threading.
Example:Nero 10,1 hour of video, i7 2600k,16gb memory.
Nero with ht on takes 16min to render a certain video file.
Nero with ht off took just over 8 minutes.
Skyrim does not have that high of system req.
Your using an apples to oranges comparison with using the 2600k as an example, but I can see your point. It was pointed out that if he was more concerned with editing, the I7 would be better, but if he is more concerned with gaming, the I5/6770m would be a better match. The 6770m performs anywhere from 15%-50% faster than the 6730m via the links provided in an earlier post for games.
It really boils down to which is more important to the OP, gaming, or editing.