[CPU] Haswell QS cpus

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  1. @tomX

    @tomX Notebook Evangelist

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    Hi guys,

    Just wondering how good QS haswell cpus work and getting some feedback.
    I'm considering getting a new i7 4940mx QS and don't want to waste 300$ without assessing the risk beforehand.

    Thank you.
     
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    I don't know about Haswell but I once had a 3920xm QS which weirdly degraded on me. It was my first and last experience with a QS sample.
     
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    Remember 4940mx is a lousy overclocker vs. its predecessor 4930mx. The main reason you go for Extreme processors.
     
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    Aren't they both kind of the same as far as overclock is concerned? I've read several threads saying the the haswell extremes are kind of a waist of money? compared to 4910mq in terms of gaming performance?
     
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    Not the big difference in games. But some actually use their processor for more than gaming. Higher clock speed = Work can be done faster. And Extreme processors is better binned and with No Power limits like the Mq models. Bigger chance for higher OC.
     
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    actually MQ models don't have a power limit

    HQ does
     
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    You are thinking of this Microcode fix? Still not as good binned. Some yeah, but not all. 4940Mx is trash. as lot of the MQ
     
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    No, all MQ cpu is unlocked on power limit, just not the multiplier unless you apply the glitched microcode.
     
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    It may be, but long since I've heard about Hotwell now. I have probably forgot it.
     
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    hotwell sucks for laptop anyways

    fivr is stupid
     
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