Originally Posted by ebduncan
I understand what you say about the audio, by no means did i say its great, it is however a premium option which does indeed cost more. He wanted to know how much I paid for the laptop and i told him, along with the the options it came with. The hard drive is actually 7200 rpm. It was a good deal through Costco, the same I7 laptop at the time was retailing for 1000+ other places.
Energy is not mute when you encode video. The difference between a 8350 and a 3770k at full load is around 60 watts. This is at stock speeds. Some call 60 watts mute, but to me that's a large difference. The results only further apart when you overclock.
I don't have time to post an entire review nor post multiple sources. I understand the compiler complaints. Frankly that is just a bad argument because the software is not going to change thus it doesn't matter if the performance would be higher with a different compiler. You test things in the real world, not in biased bench tables where everything is set and compiled optimally for each.
I concur that using one benchmark is a bit naive however I don't think anyone has time to post here with a million different benchmarks. The information is out there already just have to type in Google and look for it. Most reviewers are on a strict time schedule. Most companies will let the reviewers keep the product.
when the differences is 5 to 10 minutes it does not make much of a difference with wattage comparably
Also overclocking on a laptop is not a good comparison either..
then compare to the performance that you would get with ssd within the same price closes the gap more or even using higher speed ram..
My point is that there are ways to boost performance within the price range when comparing..
Also compare the wattage use from hdd to ssd.. so wattage factor is less
Now if you where going maxed out performance and not with a price range you would be right.. again just imputing the 2 cents as there are so many ways to make up performance. .
Yeah amd doesnt have the best chip but heck they are priced greatly for what they are