Final desicion

Maziar

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Hello all :) hope u are fine :)

Well as most of u know i am going to get the SAGER NP9262 notebook and because it uses desktop CPUs i ask here
http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/forum/50713-20-going-np9262-finally

Well there are many options availabe on this beast. There are many options for this beast E8400(Which is the stock model), Q6600(Adds $35), Q6700(Adds $65), Q9450(Adds $165) and Q9550(Adds $360)

I will do gaming,Photoshop and i am moving from an E6600@ 3.2, i though that Q6700 would be the best deal between these CPUs

what do u say?
 

outlw6669

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E8400 for gaming and battery performance.
Q6700 for price and photoshop performance if you plan on keeping it pluged in.
I know it will probably not make that much of a diffrence with your battery life but every little bit helps.
 

nukemaster

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Maybe you should downclock your E6600(from its 3.2) to 2.66 and see how you find the performance(it should perform similar to a Q6700 in single threaded and other apps that only use dual core only). This will give you a better idea of how your performance will feel.

If it feels too slow in games and other apps then the 8400 may be your best option. The 8400's optimizations do make it a bit faster clock for clock. so it would be the closest match to your current cpu.

If it feels just a small bit slower then the Q6700 will be more future proof. The speed will catch up as apps start to use the quad better.

If money is no object then the Q9550(i know i would not be able to afford it) is for you. Fast(compared to the Q6700) and quad core(more future ready). It also may produce less heat.
 

Kaldor

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E8400 and be done with it. Dual Cores are still superior to Quads in most areas. If you legitimately need a Quad, get a Quad, but if your software dont use it, dont bother.
 

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That's a good idea, something I didn't think about.

The new 45nm Quads will be more efficient, heat and battery wise, but as you've noticed there's a bit of a premium. Not sure the money you would put out would be worth the smallish gains of the 45nm's.
 

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IMO use the Q6700 for longer term as quad support matures, especially as it end up going hand in hand with GPGPU maturity.

If you're worried about battery life, adjust the voltages to lower levels while keeping the speed up. We do that alot with laptop models and undervolting at stock speeds is quite common. The theory should work for desktops CPUs in laptops as well.
 

Maziar

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Yes 2 8800MGTX are hot,like a desktop 8800GTX,BUT i have some bad news really bad news

something terribly bad happened :( i max have $2900 budget and this thing is $3500, so now i CAN'T get either a Laptop or a desktop (because a 24" monitor costs $1300)and i am giving this PC to my sister soon,so i dont know waht to do.This really have got in to my nerves,because i was really going to get it,i emailed many resellers, searched alot about it but at last i couldn't afford it,but thantx again for all the help,i learned alot from u
 

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I agree. ATI is getting there, the 3XXX's are out there with the ability to use a discrete solution for gaming but switch to a low power solution for more mundane tasks. However the 8800 is still king for pure power. If ATI would concentrate on pushing the 4XXX to mobile they would do really well. Id love to see a 4850 or 4870 in a laptop in Xfire with the ability to drop back to a low power solution when then 3d cards aren't needed.



Sorry to here this bud. Best of luck. Unfortunately Nvidia feels its necessary to gouge people $500 a card for a decent mobile solution thats using almost 2 year old technology. Puts a decent gaming laptop out of reach for the majority. WTB: more competition!

 

Maziar

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Well something good is happening :)

I managed to find a XPS M1730 with this config:
Intel Core2Duo T9300 @ 2.5ghz with 6mb cache (sse4)
2x8800MGTX
4GB RAM
320GB 7200RPM HDD
17" With 1920x1200 resolution

it costs $2900

Here is something from anandtech about XPS M1730:
http://www.anandtech.com/mobile/showdoc.aspx?i=3242

The 8800M GTX offers similar performance to the desktop 8800 GT 512MB. It has slightly slower clock speeds on the core and slower memory, but it still delivers good performance - great performance in a notebook

What do u think? i think the T9300 can handle Photoshop and Gaming well
 

cjl

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Absolutely. I'd get that in a heartbeat. That's quite a deal for a T9300+2 8800M's and 4 gigs of RAM. The 320GB high speed HDD is nice too.
 
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