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i5 3210m vs i7 3612qm...i7 how much better

Anurup

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^^ above is the link to the comparison to the two processor in question...just want to know how much better is the i7 over the i5...in the fiels of programming,multi-tasking,gaming,speed, performance...etc.
Also what the difference between BGA and rPGA...the i5 and i7 both hv 2 models 1 is the BGA and the other is the rPGA...what r thedifferece b/w the two???

come on guyz...some1 pls reply o this thread....
 

Myth

Cyborg Agent
pga,bga,rpga are socket types.
i7's are quad cores while i5 have only 2 cores.
The item on the extreme right looks better.
 
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Anurup

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how much better is the i7 as compared to the i5...i will be using my laptop for programming,gaming(nfs,fifa,CoD),movies....will the i5 be nough ?? hw much enhanced performance will i get with the i7...is it worth paying an xtra 5k??
 

rider

as Kratos
for programming, movies and game you mentioned it's okay to get a core-i5. It's more than enough for your requirements.
 

acewin

Point Blanc
nothing of a visible boost but actual can be considered to be almost double one having 2 cores and other having 4
 

panwala95

In the zone
it might be better to getr the i7 if you can afford because although you wont notice much difference in games, programming should get a significant boost
otherwise even the i5 is good
cheers!
 

ico

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Ivy Bridge (microarchitecture) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

This solves your problem. Just look at cores and clock frequency while comparing processors falling under the same architecture.

In multi-threaded tasks like video encoding, i7-3612QM will be upto 2X faster. In an ideal single-core task, both will be equal as they have the same turbo. But if 2 cores are being involved, i5-3210M will be 10-15% faster as it has a slightly higher base clock. Turbo only applies for 1-core.

For gaming, even i3 is fine as it will primarily depend on the discrete GPU. :p

pga,bga,rpga are socket types.
i7's are quad cores while i5 have only 2 cores.
The item on the extreme right looks better.
well, the mobile i7s with the suffix QM are quad cores. :)
 
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