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Windows 7: Are there any new processors that are faster than Core I7 processors

11 Mar 2015   #1
mohab

Windows 7 Professional 64 bits
 
 
Are there any new processors that are faster than Core I7 processors

Why the strangeqe question?

you see I have a Dell XPS 15z laptop with a core i7 processor, 8 Giga RAM running Windows 7 Premium and I also have an HP desktop with a core two duo processor, 3 Gigs of ram running Windows 7 Professional but surprizingly the desktop runs faster than the laptop when I give them both tthe same task on Photoshop CS6 ( a processor heavy application). I feel that I have been cheated into buying the Dell laptop which at the time of purchase was expensive in the is country.


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11 Mar 2015   #2
Kaktussoft

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Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Does it use 100% cpu for a long time? (so cpu is the bottleneck)
Is it a multithreaded application, so are tasks split in many subtasks and use different cores?
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11 Mar 2015   #3
TheDeerDude

Windows 7 Home Premium (x64)
 
 

It's not really about whether it has "i7" sticker on it. It doesn't mean it's any good. I've got a gaming laptop with an "i5" processor, and it turns out that some of the newer pentiums are just as good.

When buying, check the specifications properly. "i7" doesn't mean anything, just a bit of advice from my experience.
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11 Mar 2015   #4
ignatzatsonic

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mohab View Post
I have a Dell XPS 15z laptop with a core i7 processor, 8 Giga RAM running Windows 7 Premium and I also have an HP desktop with a core two duo processor, 3 Gigs of ram running Windows 7 Professional but surprizingly the desktop runs faster than the laptop when I give them both tthe same task on Photoshop CS6 ( a processor heavy application).
Many XEON processors are faster than any i7, but they can be quite expensive and aren't typically used in home computers.

Check the Passmark CPU benchmarks.

There's at least a dozen i7 processors that score under 4000 on that benchmark. The lowest is 1165.

The highest rated Core 2 has a score of 4822. Many of them score above 1165.

The moral of the story is that i7s come in many flavors, some much slower than others. Likewise, Core 2 processors come in many flavors.

Newegg sells a "mobile" i7 4900 MQ processor for $560. It scores 9168 on the benchmark. Probably not what you have in that Dell laptop.

Maybe you didn't pay much attention to what i7 you bought?

You don't state which processors you have, but you can easily check them here:

PassMark Software - CPU Benchmark Charts

Your laptop is also probably handicapped by a slower hard drive.
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11 Mar 2015   #5
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

what i7 does it have ? That would help us out alot.
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12 Mar 2015   #6
mohab

Windows 7 Professional 64 bits
 
 

Thank you for your quick replies

Kaktussoft, how do I know if it is multi threaded or not?

My processor is a i7-2620M running at 2.70 GHz
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12 Mar 2015   #7
ignatzatsonic

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The 2620M is fairly puny by i7 standards.

PassMark - Intel Core i7-2620M @ 2.70GHz - Price performance comparison

What Core 2 Duo do you have?

Here's some benchmarks in comparison to other similar machines with similar processors in various tasks:

Dell XPS 15z review - Page 2 - CNET
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12 Mar 2015   #8
AK6DN

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mohab View Post
Thank you for your quick replies

Kaktussoft, how do I know if it is multi threaded or not?

My processor is a i7-2620M running at 2.70 GHz
You can find/compare info on virtually any processor Intel has made here: ARK | Your Source for Intel® Product Information

This processor is a 2nd generation Core i7 series processor.

Your particular processor is here: ARK | Intel® Coreā

Under 'Performance' it has 2 cores with 4 threads total.
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12 Mar 2015   #9
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

So you basically have a pair of dual core pc`s

What Core 2 Duo do you have ?
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21 Mar 2015   #10
mohab

Windows 7 Professional 64 bits
 
 

Again thank you again for your replies.
I'll let this (buying this expensive DELL laptop) be an expensive lesson for me, next time I'll look at the processor frequencies and not thunk "since I have a core 17 then it's top of the line"

Frankly folks, will my laptop be any faster if I removed the current hard disk and put in a SSD? Ypu ccan find the full set of spcifications here: Dell XPS 15z Notebook Laptop specs
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