Question on Laptop CPU
Posted on 2012-09-03
I am buying a laptop that has the following specs:
Intel® Core™ i7-3610QM (2.3~3.3GHz) w/6M L3 Cache - 4 Cores - 8 Threads
16GB of RAM (can upgrade to 32GB of RAM)
nVIDIA GeForce GTX 670M 192bit w/1.5GB GDDR5
here is my question: what does it mean when the cpu spees is shown as a range (2.3-3.3)..
Also, this laptop is going to be used for design work... heavy autocad, interior design rendering apps, etc. The upgrade to 32GB of RAM is about $150... any reason not to do that? For $150 I am thinking 'cheap, just do it.."
The reason I am asking on the CPU speed is that one of the system requirements for a rendering application we use 'recommends' acpu speed og 2.6ghz for 'large' projets...just want to be sure this laptop shold be up to it...