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Processor Difference

Discussion in 'Hardware Components and Aftermarket Upgrades' started by rajuj13, Aug 10, 2011.

  1. rajuj13

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    What is the difference between:

    Intel Core i5/i7 Mobile Processor
    and
    Intel 2nd generation Core i5/i7 Mobile Processor
    ???


    Thanks,

    -Raju
     
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    Basically, 2nd gen is faster and better on battery. Get it unless it's obscenely more expensive than the 1st gen.
     
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    Ok. Then whats the difference between Nehalem based chip and Sandy Bridge based chip? Please explain in detail please.
     
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    rajuj13, Pitabred has given a simple explanation, generally newer architecture is better. If you want detailed explanations then follow the links. Processor manuals can be downloaded from the links.
     
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    Ok fine thanks.
     
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    Yes or No answer. Is there a big difference between regular core i7 and Extreme other than the cost?
     
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    Extreme Edition has unlocked multipliers for overclocking on top of a higher TDP power threshold and higher multiple clock frequency. It is only useful if you are an enthusiast (overclocking fanatic) or a CPU powerhouse user. Otherwise, it is not worth the investment.
     
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    What kind of job are you gonna give to these processors?
     
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