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Paper Tape
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Registered: ‎07-31-2012
Location: United States
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New W530 CPU question

Happy holidays all...


I ordered a W530 to replace my W510 and I have a question regarding the config. The machine I ordered is as follows:


ProcessorIntel Core i7-3920XM
Operating systemWindows 7 Professional 64
Total memory8 GB PC3-12800 DDR3 (2 DIMM)
Hard drive

500GB HDD 7200rpm

VideoNVIDIA Quadro K2000M 2GB



I was tossed between ordering the i7-3920 and the i7-3820QM and would like to know if there is a meaningfull difference in performance between both CPU's as it relates to running multiple virtual machines and heavy CPU dependant games like Microsoft FSX.


I'd also like to know if the W530 is better at managing cooling than the W510, especialy under heavy workloads.

Posts: 539
Registered: ‎07-08-2009
Location: USA
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Re: New W530 CPU question

Not sure about the W530.


The W520 uses a different (and more noisy!) fan for the XM processor - since the XM draws 10W more power.


W520 4270CTO i7-2820QM Quadro2000M 1920x1080 Display 16GB RAM 2x240GB Intel 510 SSDs (RAID 0) - BIOS 1.42 - PCMark7:4,568
Samsung Series 9 15-inch NP900X4C-A03US - PCMark7: 4674

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