4900MQ or 4700MQ for PC gaming and SQL Server queries.

Posted on 2013-09-01
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Last Modified: 2013-09-04

I am looking at buying a notebook I hope to use for a few years for PC gaming and running fairly intensive SQL Server database queries (4-6million rows and growing).  

Could use some insight as to whether it's worthwhile getting i7-4900MQ (2.8-3.8Ghz, 8MB Cache) or save some money by getting the i7-4700MQ (2.4-3.4Ghz 6MB Cache).

Wonder if the $370 difference is really worth it or not.

Question by:yechan
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by:Anthony Perkins
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As far as SQL Server is concerned the answer has to be save your money.  Or better still use it on a faster drive or SSD.

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ID: 39456430
Gotcha.  Thanks for your input.  I was thinking to get a

Drive 1: 256GB Samsung 840 Pro Series SSD
Drive 2: 750GB 7200RPM [SATA II - 16MB Cache]

Maybe it's better to get two SSD and get the i7-4700MQ then?
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Anthony Perkins earned 2000 total points
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That configuration looks good.  I would not go to two SSDs you have to test in the real world occasionally.  :)

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ID: 39463342
Gotcha.  Thanks so much for your input.

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