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I'm going to buy the Optimus IV from pc speciliaist with the I7-3740QM processor, but today I also noticed that the cheaper I7-3630QM is now also available.

The 3740QM is 2.7ghz and the 3630QM is 2.4ghz there is a £90 price difference between the two.

Is that extra 300mhz different worth the 3740QM's price increase? I will be doing intensive tasks on a regular basis such as video editing, but will that 300mhz make that much difference?

Thanks in advance, Louis

asked Oct 16 '12 at 09:26

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OMG an extra 300 Mhz!?!?! I remember we had a computer that ran on 360Mhz.

Im sorry but Mhz now is like candy... sounds good, makes you smile, but does not do anything good for you.

I would not opt for it, but there are more differences other then clock speed, just not big ones. Spend the $90 a carrying case or something to that effect.


answered Oct 16 '12 at 09:34

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I've seen benchmarks as it scores higher, but in the real world e.g. rendering a 1080p video. How much would 300mhz help?

(Oct 16 '12 at 09:41) Louis Louis's gravatar image

in today's world not much, clock speed is no longer a good measure of computer speed. Unless you really need every once of performance, you don't need the extra 300 Mhz. as i said spend the $90 on a carrying case, you can also get 16GB of ram (usualy not though the manufacture of the pc) for $90. There you will see the difference, Or spend the money on a faster hard drive (maybe ssd?)

(Oct 16 '12 at 10:24) trueb trueb's gravatar image
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