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answer the topic!

Basically i bought the Sager 8690 in november, and well, they just came out with SB processors in January... Bummer...

Are the SB like, 2x better than i7 740qm?
     
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Maybe not twice... but they're gettin' there.


http://www.notebookcheck.net/Mobile-Processors-Benchmarklist.2436.0.html
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740QM is slightly fast than the Q6600, the new i7 2630QM is probably more comparable to a downclocked i7 920 (around 2.4ghz). It is a lot faster but not twice as fast. In most games difference should be negligible, only games that benefit are bc2, any rts games and some others.
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post #4 of 10
Quote:
Originally Posted by ChronoBodi;13053172 
answer the topic!

Basically i bought the Sager 8690 in november, and well, they just came out with SB processors in January... Bummer...

Are the SB like, 2x better than i7 740qm?

Keep it. You wont see much difference in games, especially with a 470m limiting you. If you sold it you'd probably end up with a few hundred less then what you bought it for due to it being used and having outdated tech.
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Pretty close in performance actually for many games.
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470m limiting me? i do have it OCed 100 mhz over to 635 from 535...
     
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post #7 of 10
Quote:
Originally Posted by ChronoBodi;13062145 
470m limiting me? i do have it OCed 100 mhz over to 635 from 535...

which puts it at maybe as fast as a stock 450 GTS which isnt saying much. the gpu is always the limiting factor in a notebook.
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You won't notice a difference. You might get 2-5 more FPS over what you have now, but gaming wise the performance is negligible. As for the new SNB CPU's being 2x better... Depends. If you want the best benching scores then yeah, the 2630QM in benchmarks blows past the 940XM. Otherwise the upgrade isn't worth it, as it is now the CPU's are crazy powerful but limited by the GPU. Even the best Mobile GPU (485M) equals, more or less a GTX 460.
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i have mine OCed to 650 on core, so i essentially have a stock GTX 460 SE in my laptop. Not too shabby for a mobile card.
     
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Uncivilised;13057051 
740QM is slightly fast than the Q6600, the new i7 2630QM is probably more comparable to a downclocked i7 920 (around 2.4ghz). It is a lot faster but not twice as fast. In most games difference should be negligible, only games that benefit are bc2, any rts games and some others.

Actually no. The slowest Mobile SB quad is equal to something like the i7 930. The fastest is equal to the 960. Kinda sad how the mobile solutions are just that powerful... Can't wait to see what the i5 solutions are like. ^.^
     
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