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Laptop CPUs: i5 2.5 GHz vs i7 2.9 GHz
#1
Please don't suggest a getting a desktop guys Tongue

These are CPU specs from a Macbook Pro 13" 2012 (I think the Sony Vaio also has these CPUs), and I need the portability compared to a 3-4kg gaming laptop. BUT I will be running Windows and not iOS.

2.5GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 Turbo Boost up to 3.1GHz
2.9GHz dual-core Intel Core i7 Turbo Boost up to 3.6GHz

How well would games play on this? There will not be dedicated GPU (Intel HD 4000), so I'm not sure how something like DQ8 @ 3x will work.

If there will be little difference between the two, I would rather save some money with the i5. I don't need the extra ram and HDD upgrade that comes with the i7.
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#2
From what i have read and researched there is very little difference between the two. The extra 400 mhz may be of some help though. Pcsx2 is pretty CPU intensive and any advantage you can get will help. Can't help with the graphics though as i have never dealt with them. I'm sure someone can help you better in that area.
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#3
don't expect good result from laptop because 25% to 50% weaker than desktop and laptop is design for portable!!!
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#4
I know you use Windows, because it is obvious that you cannot installed iOS on a x86 PC.

The are only 2 differences between the i5 and i7 that I know of. The i7 can boost a little higher. The other is clock speed. The i7 always come with slightly higher clock speed.

And for the 3x native res with the HD 4000, err... are you having some kind of dream? Smile
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#5
Actually you can.... But that's a different matter entirely.
I5 3570k 4.2ghz| 2GB 6950| 12GB DDR3
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(11-18-2012, 11:16 AM)fade2black001 Wrote: Actually you can.... But that's a different matter entirely.

if you like playing with 35~ fps ntsc 30~ pal on 2x native (in dragonquests case)
3x native is impossible. (25~fps)

you're on a roll arent you? -,-
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All I am saying is that its possible to put the IOS base system on to a PC is all. I never said it would be practical. People have done this many times just for the hell of it.
I5 3570k 4.2ghz| 2GB 6950| 12GB DDR3
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#8
iOS only runs on ARM CPU. I never heard of any x86 or x64 port.
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(11-18-2012, 04:09 PM)Livy Wrote: iOS only runs on ARM CPU. I never heard of any x86 or x64 port.

its called hackintosh, it allows a decent pc to be ruined with the mac os.

most worthless downgrade ever if you ask me Tongue
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(11-18-2012, 05:12 PM)WarWeeny Wrote: its called hackintosh, it allows a decent pc to be ruined with the mac os.

most worthless downgrade ever if you ask me Tongue

iOS is on the iPhone, Mac OS X, depending on what version, runs on PowerPC, or x86-64. And Mac OS runs on 68k or PowerPC CPUs.

@OP *facepalms* WHY would you get a mac if you are going to just use winblows? In fact WHY are you getting a mac at all????????
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