12-30-2012 02:42 PM - edited 12-30-2012 02:53 PM
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:
|Processor||Intel Core i7-3920XM|
|Operating system||Windows 7 Professional 64|
|Total memory||8 GB PC3-12800 DDR3 (2 DIMM)|
500GB HDD 7200rpm
|Video||NVIDIA 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.
12-30-2012 05:56 PM
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.