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Old 05-26-2011, 04:52 PM   #1
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DELL XPS
PROCESSOR 2nd generation Intel® Core™ i7-2620M processor 2.70 GHz with Turbo Boost 2.0 up to 3.40 GHz

VIDEO CARD NVIDIA® GeForce® GT 525M 1GB graphics with Optimus

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PROCESSOR 2nd generation Intel® Core™ i7-2630QM processor 2.00 GHz with Turbo Boost 2.0 up to 2.90 GHz

VIDEO CARD GeForce GTX 460M GPU

MEMORY 8GB Shared Dual Channel DDR3 Memory

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That ASUS is a QUAD CORE 2.0 turboed to 2.9
The DELL is a DUAL CORE 2.7 turboed to 3.4
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From experience, i've always found that if XPS don't break in transit then they fry themselves when you really thrash them.

the ASUS has a better GPU and a higher-model processor, i'd go with that.
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I see that the XPS is faster though.... I am not sure the difference between dual and quad cores... but in this case... IS the dual core FASTER than the quad core... just in this case
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Clock speed isn't really everything these days. The Dual core is nice, but the Quad has two more processing cores and a better graphics processor. The 'Clock speed' is just the 'speed' of each core (in herts, or cycles per second) multiplied by the 'core multiplier'. Alot of Pentium 4s could hit 3GHZ, but they had very little cache and were only single core.

Generally speaking, More cores is 'better' for high performance - 4 cores at 2.9 is better than 2 cores at 3.4 generally speaking.
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