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Upgraded from i5-4210M to i7-4712MQ (benchmarks)

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Full specifications of the laptop:

  • 14" 1920×1080 IPS (300 cd/m², 800:1, 16.7M color)
  • Intel Core i7-4712MQ
  • 8 GB DDR3-1600
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 850M (2 GB VRAM) (soldered)
  • 120 GB Samsung 840 EVO SSD
  • 750 GB Western Digital Scorpio 7,200 RPM HDD

These are all of the Socket G3 (rPGA 946B/rPGA 947/FCPGA 946) CPUs:

 

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I got the i7-4712MQ for £50 total, which I feel was a good deal.

 

I'll get around £15 for my i5-4120M after fees, postage etc.

 

The benchmarks:

 

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Intel Core i7-8700K, 16 GB DDR4-3000, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080, Microsoft Windows 10. More.

 

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I really hope you didn't upgrade the CPU for gaming purposes because that GPU will be a limiting factor in any modern title. I have a 950M on my laptop and it barely enables me to play e-sports titles.


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Overall seems like a pretty neat upgrade knowing its a laptop and those rarely allow upgrades.

Hopefully you sell that CPU to lower your cost. And hope the process was an interesting experience.


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Posted · Original PosterOP
4 minutes ago, FIXXX said:

Overall seems like a pretty neat upgrade knowing its a laptop and those rarely allow upgrades.

Hopefully you sell that CPU to lower your cost. And hope the process was an interesting experience.

I also upgraded the screen (from/to):

  • 14" 1600×900 TN (250 cd/m², 300:1, 262K color)
  • 14" 1920×1080 IPS (300 cd/m², 800:1, 16.7M color)

It's not a bad little machine, now :)

 

It's a shame the GPU is soldered.


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8 minutes ago, kingmustard said:

I also upgraded the screen (from/to):

  • 14" 1600×900 TN (250 cd/m², 300:1, 262K color)
  • 14" 1920×1080 IPS (300 cd/m², 800:1, 16.7M color)

It's not a bad little machine, now :)

 

It's a shame the GPU is soldered.

Oh yes 1080p is a must in laptops. Even on smaller screens, people.

How much was this? PS: you might want to leave this around for a bit (even though it's probably not going to sell that fast).


CPU R7 1700    Motherboard Asus Prime X370 Pro  RAM  16GB Corsair LPX 3000 (at 2933Mhz)    GPU EVGA GTX1070 SC  Case Phanteks Enthoo Pro M    

Storage 1x 256 m.2, 1x 500 SSD, 1x 1TB, 1x 8TB   PSU Corsair 1000W  Cooling Thermalright Macho Rev B (tower)

Synology NAS 2x 4TB 

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Posted · Original PosterOP
2 minutes ago, FIXXX said:

Oh yes 1080p is a must in laptops. Even on smaller screens, people.

How much was this? PS: you might want to leave this around for a bit (even though it's probably not going to sell that fast).

The new panel cost me £46 in total.

I sold the old panel for around £17 after costs.


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11 minutes ago, kingmustard said:

The new panel cost me £46 in total.

I sold the old panel for around £17 after costs.

30 is probably alright.

All in all I hope you'll use this baby till she expires otherwise it might feel like prolonging suffering in a year or two.


CPU R7 1700    Motherboard Asus Prime X370 Pro  RAM  16GB Corsair LPX 3000 (at 2933Mhz)    GPU EVGA GTX1070 SC  Case Phanteks Enthoo Pro M    

Storage 1x 256 m.2, 1x 500 SSD, 1x 1TB, 1x 8TB   PSU Corsair 1000W  Cooling Thermalright Macho Rev B (tower)

Synology NAS 2x 4TB 

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