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Hardware Intel Core i7-5700HQ: Quad-core Broadwell Comes to Laptops

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Combatus, 7 Jul 2015.

  1. Combatus

    Combatus Bit-tech Modding + hardware reviews Staff Super Moderator

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    Harlequin Well-Known Member

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    and 1 day it`ll even come to retail....

    oh wait , has broadwell desktop gone EOL already ?
     
  3. TheMadDutchDude

    TheMadDutchDude The Flying Dutchman

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    I don't think it'll ever come to retail. It has already been a month since the preorders began. Surprise, they still haven't shipped.

    Skylake is very, very close anyway. I say no more. ;)
     
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    It's no secret that Skylake is about to be released, the Broadwell Desktop part won't see the light of day.

    Given that the leaked benchmarks for Skylake are compared to Devils canyon (and are only minor improvements of 5-10%) this (of course) begs the question:

    Is Skylake really Broadwell architecture in disguise or is it the full Skylake architecture (meaning that Broadwell has been skipped entirely on desktop)?

    The leaked performance suggest that it's Broadwell rebadged as Skylake, if it's not and it's a true successor to a previously unreleased cpu set, the performance improvement is very very poor (Skylake should be 20% quicker than devils canyon imho).
     
  5. maverik-sg1

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    Onto this review - that MSI laptop used for testing here, using that braodwell mobile cpu with GTX960M looks like quite the bit of kit, very powerful and decent graphics.

    Should be good for playing everything at 1080p right? First laptop under £1000 that's caught my eye for several years.
     
  6. SchizoFrog

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    If you want to game... Then I would have thought a 2.9GHz i5 with 960M would be fine for everything at 1080 which can be had for £799 from SCAN (MSI). To be, I would think a 950M would be good enough for 1080 as well...
     
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    You might be right but a little extra grunt for tomorrow is also something I feel is worth considering, from experience, there's nothing worse than the buying a game the following year and having to dumb everything down just for acceptable FPS.
     
  8. rayson

    rayson Damn sure it was legal

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    I wouldn't say 1080p on all games yeah but most games you'll get playable frame rates, I am spoilt wanting 60 fps + at high 1080p
     
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