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Windows 7: Judging Desktop vs Laptop?

19 Jun 2017   #1

Windows 7 Home (64bit)
Judging Desktop vs Laptop?

I'm building my first PC and couldn't find the answer after some googling.

I have an HP Envy 17 with i7-4700MQ CPU@ 2.40. Although I can find benchmark scores, I don't know if laptop benchmark scores are a direct comparison to desktop scores. I'm looking at the PentiumG4400 on laptop. Are the scores the same? How do you judge the differences?

This build is for fun, whereas in a couple years I might spend money on quality. My only goal for quality is to build something faster for gaming, and upgradable. But I have no goal of a mini SkyNet, simply a little better.

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20 Jun 2017   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-BIT

The i7-4700MQ is much faster than the Pentium G4400 when it comes to multi-threaded stuff. The G4400 wins in single-threaded benchmarks.

Are you planning to build your own laptop? It's sounds interesting.

Nowadays the gap between a desktop and it's mobile variant is slowly shrinking thanks to architecture improvements through the years.
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20 Jun 2017   #3

Windows 10 64 bit

I've never seen a home built laptop, but I guess that's possible. There are gaming laptops but it would be better to have a desktop if its for gaming. Heat is a major concern with laptops and especially gaming laptops. You can control the CPU heat much better with a desktop type.

But, if its a "gaming" PC then consider a better CPU and motherboard. Gaming is "worst case" and more is better. I would consider an i7 CPU. Which i7??? If I were building a gaming system I would consider at a minimum a Z170 motherboard and an i7 6700K CPU with "liquid" cooling such as what I have listed in my system specs. My system is used for recording studio and probably next to gaming that is the next "worst case" usage.
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