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...with the Tom's Hardware review.

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We've already seen Intel's Sandy Bridge architecture offer compelling performance gains on the desktop. But can the fastest second-gen Core i7 beat Intel's 130 W desktop-oriented six-core Core i7-980X in games? We set up a couple systems to find out.
Pretty much TH says:

Productivity/Multimedia = 980x

Games = 2920XM

...with an average 1% margin between the two. Although this is a notebook proc, this thing is competing with the meat and potatoes of the 1366 socket. I'm impressed.

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While interesting to see the rather small differences, gaming isn't necessarily the best benchmark for this as a properly coded game taxes the GPU -- not the processor. And if it is a rather well coded game, the computers' GPUs would take over, leaving the processor bench closer than they may actually be in reality.
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Don't mind me, just googling to figure out what the 2920XM is and why they are comparing the two.
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Sandybridge mobile. It is shakingly close to the 980x desktop.

I guess what i was saying was....

...i apologize to SandyBridge fans...it is indeed a great (if not the greater) chip made by intel. Next build will be socket 2011.

/humble
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Hasn't this been concluded already?
     
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Originally Posted by CryWin View Post
Don't mind me, just googling to figure out what the 2920XM is and why they are comparing the two.
Me too. Wow that is one sweet processor. So much good coming out now! I cannot wait to see what mobile BD or Fusion APUs AMD will bring out.
   
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