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#1 spawn1980

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Posted 21 December 2010 - 09:51 PM

How much of a difference are these 2 Phenom II P940 1.7GHz quad-core or i5 540m 2.53 GHz

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Posted 21 December 2010 - 10:09 PM

Hiya,

Personally the i5 makes me drool! :inlove:

Yummy processor!

The AMD Phenom II X4 P940 is a slow clocked quad-core CPU for laptops. Compared to the desktop Phenom II, the mobile Phenom II X4 offer no level 3 cache and are therefore compareable to the desktop Athlon X4 line. The slow clock speed allows the low powerconsumption (25 W TDP) but may lead to a bad performance in single threaded applications and games. The single thread performance should be between a 1.4 GHz and 1.7 GHz Core 2 Duo processor. If all four cores are used in benchmarks, the performance may reach the level of a Core i3 processor.

Intel's Turbo Boost technology provides a kind of automated overclocking, pushing the i5-540M from 2.53GHz up to 3.06GHz when applications call for a bit more power. The processor will also dial down performance and power consumption when it isn't required, which will be crucial for media-hungry consumers looking for a portable, energy efficient machine
It's pretty good for gaming too! :)

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Posted 21 December 2010 - 10:12 PM

Hiya,

Personally the i5 makes me drool! :inlove:

Yummy processor!

The AMD Phenom II X4 P940 is a slow clocked quad-core CPU for laptops. Compared to the desktop Phenom II, the mobile Phenom II X4 offer no level 3 cache and are therefore compareable to the desktop Athlon X4 line. The slow clock speed allows the low powerconsumption (25 W TDP) but may lead to a bad performance in single threaded applications and games. The single thread performance should be between a 1.4 GHz and 1.7 GHz Core 2 Duo processor. If all four cores are used in benchmarks, the performance may reach the level of a Core i3 processor.

Intel's Turbo Boost technology provides a kind of automated overclocking, pushing the i5-540M from 2.53GHz up to 3.06GHz when applications call for a bit more power. The processor will also dial down performance and power consumption when it isn't required, which will be crucial for media-hungry consumers looking for a portable, energy efficient machine
It's pretty good for gaming too! :)

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Thanks I found a engineering sample i5 Q2VM 540m Are these good to use

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Posted 21 December 2010 - 10:12 PM

In all honesty, I am a huge AMD fan, but when it comes to laptops if given the choice between that phenom II and that i5 I would take the i5. It is a phenom II but it lacks a lot of the features the desktop version has, and between those two the i5 is the better deal. Now if you can find a phenom II x4 at 2.1 ghz or above then I would say give it some serious consideration.

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Posted 21 December 2010 - 10:23 PM

OK here's the ES i5 540m Q/A

Q: NEW INTEL CPU CORE I5 MOBILE PROCESSOR Q2VM 1.86GHZ :: In BOIS, does it come up as i5 with 2.4 GHz or 1.86GHz?
A: Hello, as the 1.86GHZ . Thanks.

Q: Is this engineering sample (ES) model? Will laptop BIOS/Windows show the CPU as i5-540 ?
A: Hello, yes it's the ES , AND it's show the i5-540. Thanks

Would this be a problem to use on a HM55 Socket rPGA 988

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Posted 21 December 2010 - 11:05 PM

WHy dont you run speccy and post the results so we can give a more accurate reply.

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