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i5 3230m vs. i7 3630QM for gt 650m sli

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and yes i'm looking at the Y500 models.
if i go for the gt 650m sli i have a choice of an i5 3230m or an i7 3630QM. would the i5 bottleneck the gpus? I do plan to overclock

i could just go for an i7 3630qm and a single gt 750m too but the 650ms would give better performance right?
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GT 750Ms are already out?
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i think lenovo put them out yesterday. it was still the 660m before.
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The difference between a single 750M and a single 650M is a mere 5-8% just judging by the increased clock speeds. Also, I'd like to note that the 650Ms don't have a connector for SLI, therefore it'll suffer a bit in terms of how much gain you'll see. The increases are around 40% when compared to one 650M. It's just SLI via the PCI-e slot and the subjective bandwidth that the slot can provide. :/

However, the 650M SLI option would provide better performance.
     
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On average the 650M SLI could therefore be placed a bit above a Geforce GTX 660M in the high-end class.

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Depending on clock speed and memory configuration, the GT 750M performs slightly above the GT 650M or GTX 660M.

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750m and the i5 would be my choice hands down. i7 only if you'll be video editing, photoshop, etc.

Edit-After reading Imglidinhere's advice above I would probably opt instead for the 650m sli. Dude knows his laptops and would not steer you wrong.
Edited by BulletSponge - 4/7/13 at 1:37pm
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post #6 of 31
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ok cool so 650m sli it is. what about the cpu though. would the i5 be good enough or do i need the i7?
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post #7 of 31
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wait so the i5 3230m wouldn't bottleneck the sli gt 650's?
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post #8 of 31
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750m and the i5 would be my choice hands down. i7 only if you'll be video editing, photoshop, etc.

In the long run, there are going to be more games with 4+ thread support. Especially after PS4 and Xbox 360 come out in 2013 Q4.
post #9 of 31
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so are you suggesting i get the i7?
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post #10 of 31
It probably wouldn't hurt to get the i7. You'd just safeguard yourself for the future. :3
     
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