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P71 e-1505M v6 vs i7 7820hq, is it worth the upgrade?

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P71 e-1505M v6 vs i7 7820hq, is it worth the upgrade?

#1 Post by vtohthree » Mon Mar 12, 2018 8:03 pm

Hey guys! I was considering getting the P71, I was trying to decide between the Xeon e-1505M v6 or the i7 7820hq, they are so similar in specs, the e-1505M v6 is just 0.1Ghz faster (4.0Ghz vs 3.9Ghz max).... and if I'm not mistaken the e-1505M v6 accepts both ecc ram and non-ecc ram?

It only costs $90 more for the upgrade... though not much, it also doesn't seem worth the small amount (just .1 faster Ghz, and can take both ecc and non-ecc ram..)... benchmarks seem pretty close too. Is there anything I'm missing?? Any reason why I should think twice about not getting the upgrade to the e-1505M v6 ? I will be using this machine as a workstation,3d modelling/rendering, video editing, and virtual machines. I'll be running it hard, but I can't see why I would really need ecc registered RAM, as I think the non-ecc standard RAM would suffice.

What do you guys think?

Cheers! It's been a while, I still own my T500, haha... and my T41 (though it's not really working anymore).
T41:*14.1'' *1400x1050 SXGA+*Radeon 9000 32MB*Blue Tooth II*Pentium M 1.7ghz*

T500:*1680x1050*Radeon 3650 256MB*T9600 2.8GHz

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