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PeterN 05-12-2013 01:44 AM

Re: Processor upgrade
 
On 5/11/2013 7:15 PM, Alan Browne wrote:
> On 2013.05.11 17:53 , Alfred Molon wrote:
>> I'm wondering how much faster an Intel i5 or i7 processor is than the
>> Intel core 2 duo p8600 processor with my Lenovo X200 notebook uses for
>> what concerns image processing. The image processing software can make
>> use of multiple cores.

>
> The i5 and (especially) the i7 are much faster.
>
> But there are other issues that slow down a laptop depending on its
> architecture. For example, some laptops share system memory with the
> graphics card. So the system is slower (pages more often) and the
> graphics response is slow because it's using ordinary memory.
>
> More recent processors use faster memory - and more recent graphics
> cards also have higher speed graphics oriented memory.
>
> IOW - it's the system - not just the processor.
>
> That's not even the tip of the iceberg.
>


Agreed. It can also get crowded on the bus.

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PeterN


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