Laptop configuration - i5-7200U+16GB+R7 445 vs i7-7500U+8GB+R7 445

ronin1410

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I have a choice between two Dell laptops: i5-7200U+16GB+R7 445 and i7-7500U+8GB+R7 445 for the same price.

I use laptop for work (mainly word, excel and browsing), internet and multimedia - occasional gaming GTA V, ARMA 3 but not latest AAA games. Is there any difference between these two configurations in terms of multitasking and game performance?

Which one should i go for?
 

raisonjohn

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Between those 2 laptops, you'd be better of buying the i5-7200U + 16GB + R7 445 instead of the i7-7500U + 8GB + R7 445.

GPU: Both have the same GPU, so let's take that out of the equation.

RAM: The 16GB RAM is hugely better (double the memory capacity) than the 8GB RAM.

CPU: Both CPUs are 2-core/4-thread. The i7-7500U (2.7GHz to 3.5GHz) is only 200MHz faster in base clock and 400MHz in turbo clock speeds compared to the i5-7200U (2.5GHz to 3.1GHz). The i7-7500U is just about ~4% faster in gaming performance, ~3% faster in workstation performance, and ~6% faster in general desktop use compared to the i5-7200U based on user benchmarks (http://cpu.userbenchmark.com/Compare/Intel-Core-i7-7500U-vs-Intel-Core-i5-7200U/m171274vsm153577).

Personally, I'd go for the i5-7200U + 16GB + R7 445.
 

raisonjohn

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Between those 2 laptops, you'd be better of buying the i5-7200U + 16GB + R7 445 instead of the i7-7500U + 8GB + R7 445.

GPU: Both have the same GPU, so let's take that out of the equation.

RAM: The 16GB RAM is hugely better (double the memory capacity) than the 8GB RAM.

CPU: Both CPUs are 2-core/4-thread. The i7-7500U (2.7GHz to 3.5GHz) is only 200MHz faster in base clock and 400MHz in turbo clock speeds compared to the i5-7200U (2.5GHz to 3.1GHz). The i7-7500U is just about ~4% faster in gaming performance, ~3% faster in workstation performance, and ~6% faster in general desktop use compared to the i5-7200U based on user benchmarks (http://cpu.userbenchmark.com/Compare/Intel-Core-i7-7500U-vs-Intel-Core-i5-7200U/m171274vsm153577).

Personally, I'd go for the i5-7200U + 16GB + R7 445.
 
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