Re: Processor upgrade

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by PeterN, May 12, 2013.

  1. PeterN

    PeterN Guest

    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
     
    PeterN, May 12, 2013
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