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How strong is the i7 740m?

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Just curious, I was wondering how strong can I expect the 740m to be?


I've have a couple i5's, but this would be my first i7m.



What would they be compared to on a desktop cpu?
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Originally Posted by THEoBZ View Post
Just curious, I was wondering how strong can I expect the 740m to be?


I've have a couple i5's, but this would be my first i7m.



What would they be compared to on a desktop cpu?
Here you go. i7m is a beast for a laptop chip:

Mobile Gaming: Can Core i7-2920XM Beat Desktop Core i7-980X

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/...idge,2851.html
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heard the i7m were comparable to Core2Duo e8400s - still a great chip for a laptop
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Here you go. i7m is a beast for a laptop chip:

Mobile Gaming: Can Core i7-2920XM Beat Desktop Core i7-980X

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/...idge,2851.html
So your telling me that laptop chip is FASTER, and consumes LESS power?

Interesting.
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So your telling me that laptop chip is FASTER, and consumes LESS power?

Interesting.
Clock-for-clock it is more powerful due to the architecture. However that is not the CPU the OP referenced.

@ OP -

My friend has the 740 @ 1.3ghz.
It maxed out every game he had on his laptop at 720p along with what I believe was a Nvidia 335m.
    
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Clock-for-clock it is more powerful due to the architecture. However that is not the CPU the OP referenced.

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My friend has the 740 @ 1.3ghz.
It maxed out every game he had on his laptop at 720p along with what I believe was a Nvidia 335m.
Architecture or not, thats amazing for a laptop.
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Sorry OP. I listed the sandy bridge i7. Here is a better site. You can see desktop and moble cpus benchmarked in a list. The i7 740m = i5 desktop chip still great performace for a laptop.

http://www.notebookcheck.net/Mobile-...st.2436.0.html
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