New Processors VS Old Processors

Discussion in 'PC Hardware' started by adrian2055, Mar 31, 2015.

  1. adrian2055

    adrian2055 MDL Member

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    Hello Everyone,


    After learning on another forum that my laptop cannot hold a processor which doesn't utilize turbo boost/turbo core technology I'm looking to get something different. While browsing eBay I seen the old Intel Core2Quad laptops and I started to wonder if the older processors work better than the new ones? I need a laptop with at least a 2.0GHz quad core procesor that will run full speed on all cores at all times unlike my current system. Before I buy anyhing I would like to ask you all if an older processor what I need? I mainly use my laptop for audio/video editing and I don't have enough space for a bulky desktop.


    Thanks In Advance
     
  2. sebus

    sebus MDL Guru

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    If you do not care that it pulls at least 4x the power...
     
  3. Stannieman

    Stannieman MDL Guru

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    Why would you want it to run at full speed all the time?
     
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  4. Yen

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    Are you speaking of Single Threaded Applications, adrian?
     
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  5. adrian2055

    adrian2055 MDL Member

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    I need things to run as fast as possible when video editing. Not acting like a old school Pentium 4 laptop. Sometimes it can take 5-7 hours to convert a video to dvd format.
     
  6. adrian2055

    adrian2055 MDL Member

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    Some maybe single threaded. I mainly use the tmpgenc suite for editing, but sometimes I use sony vegas and cyberlink color director/power director. xmedia recode is another one I use, It may be single threaded.
     
  7. Stannieman

    Stannieman MDL Guru

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    And are you sure that forcing it to full speed 100% of the time will speed things up? As long as you're giving the CPU work enough to fill all it's cycles it won't throttle down. And you're still better of with a newer architecture that does throttle when there's no work than with an older architecture that never throttles but does less IPC.
     
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  9. BoW_86

    BoW_86 MDL Novice

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    For this kind of activities, laptops are not the right choice, at least you'll need a i7 mobile 2nd generation and 16gb of ddr3 ram. You could go for a used model, and you have to remember that gpus are not so important in video editing or conversion, above all on a laptop, so don't search for a powerful gpu. And you'll need an ssd disk.