Originally Posted by Rebellion88
Is a mobile 765 actually better than a desktop 660?
A desktop GTX 660 will smoke the 765M. The 765M is closer to a 650 Ti in performance. Take those NVidia part numbers with a grain of salt, the "mobile" versions are always going to match up with a "desktop" number one or two steps lower. E.g. 780M closer in performance to a desktop GTX 680, but with a lower clock speed than the desktop version. 770M is closer to a GTX 660/670, again with a lower clock speed. Etc.
Because I have been out of touch with technology for the last few years, I need a quad core at least and better performance than my current sig (obviously to be an upgrade). Is the i5 a quadcore, because i know the i5 in laptops is a dual core.
All i5 mobile processors are currently dual core with HT. You need an i7 if you want true quad core in an Intel mobile processor. Most of the i7 are also HT enabled, so 8 threads.
GregEdited by hammong - 8/27/13 at 12:14pm