• We've upgraded our forums. Please post any issues/requests in this thread.

Which is better?

Joined
Jan 2, 2009
Messages
289 (0.09/day)
Likes
96
Location
Canada
System Name The (Modified) Futureshop Deal/The Machine
Processor Q6600 @ 2.4 (stock, see mobo)/ I5 3570k @ 4.3
Motherboard Generic Foxconn/ Asus P8z77-v lk
Cooling stock/ Antec Kuhler 620
Memory 4Gb@800/ 16gb Mushkin Enhanced Blackline Frostbyte@1600
Video Card(s) Sapphire 4850/ Gigabyte 7950
Storage Hitachi 500GB, WD Blue 500gb/ Kingston Hyperx 3K 120gb, WD green 2tb
Display(s) Acer 24" 1920x1080/ Benq VA 24" 1920x1080 and HP 24" 1920x1200
Case Acer/ Antec 302
Audio Device(s) On Board for both
Power Supply 500w OCZ Modxstream-pro/ Antec Truepower new 750w
Software W7 Home Premium 64bit for both
#1
Lappy processors

P8600 or T8300?

would you get better batter life with the P8600?

Let me know!
 
Joined
Nov 14, 2007
Messages
1,773 (0.48/day)
Likes
232
Location
Detroit, MI
Processor Intel i7 4790k
Motherboard Gigabyte z97X-Gaming 7
Memory 4x4GB Kingston/Micron DDR3 665mhz 9-9-9-24
Video Card(s) AMD HD7930
Storage Intel 180GB SSD (boot), Intel 240GB SSD, 2x Samsung 512GB SSD's, Hitachi 2TB HDD
Display(s) 27" Qnix PLS LCD @1440, 27" Samsung Syncmaster@1080, 24" HP EliteDisplay @1200
Power Supply Corsair Modular HX620w
Software Windows 10 Pro
#2
I believe the T series is the most current. This T7100 lasts almost 4 hours on battery...

Better to link the whole laptop. More information would help. Lots of things affect battery life. :)
 
Joined
Jan 2, 2009
Messages
289 (0.09/day)
Likes
96
Location
Canada
System Name The (Modified) Futureshop Deal/The Machine
Processor Q6600 @ 2.4 (stock, see mobo)/ I5 3570k @ 4.3
Motherboard Generic Foxconn/ Asus P8z77-v lk
Cooling stock/ Antec Kuhler 620
Memory 4Gb@800/ 16gb Mushkin Enhanced Blackline Frostbyte@1600
Video Card(s) Sapphire 4850/ Gigabyte 7950
Storage Hitachi 500GB, WD Blue 500gb/ Kingston Hyperx 3K 120gb, WD green 2tb
Display(s) Acer 24" 1920x1080/ Benq VA 24" 1920x1080 and HP 24" 1920x1200
Case Acer/ Antec 302
Audio Device(s) On Board for both
Power Supply 500w OCZ Modxstream-pro/ Antec Truepower new 750w
Software W7 Home Premium 64bit for both
#3
don't have a lappy yet, just seeing whats out there for options
 

1Kurgan1

The Knife in your Back
Joined
Dec 8, 2008
Messages
10,412 (3.16/day)
Likes
2,391
Location
Duluth, Minnesota
System Name My Comp | Fiancees Comp
Processor i7 5820k @ 4.6Ghz 1.285v| i5 2500k
Motherboard MSI x99 SLI Plus | AsRock Z77 Pro 3
Cooling Watercooled
Memory 16GB DDR4 2400 @ 2666 | 12GB DDR3 1600
Video Card(s) AMD R9 290x | MSI 5850 OC
Storage 128gb SSD + 2x 2TB | 2TB
Display(s) Asus 27" LCD | 25" Hanns G
Case CM Storm | CM Elite 430
Audio Device(s) Creative Recon 3D PCIe
Power Supply Enermax Galaxy 1250W | Rosewill 630w
Mouse Logitech G700s | Logitech G100s
Keyboard Logitech G901 | Logitech G105
Software Win 8.1 Ultimate x64 | Win 8.1 Ultimate x64
Benchmark Scores 3D Mark - Fire Strike Extreme - 4403
#4
They both have the same 2.4ghz clock speed, but the p8600 has 3mb of L2 compared with 2MB of L2 on the t8300. So I would assume the p8600 is better. The higher up t series I believe has higher clocks than any of the p series. But your looking at a mid range t compared to a high range p.
 

freaksavior

To infinity ... and beyond!
Joined
Dec 11, 2006
Messages
8,086 (2.01/day)
Likes
889
System Name Absolute Zero | M.A.S.S
Processor Intel i7 4770k | i7 920
Motherboard Gigabyte Z87X-UD4H | EVGA X58 FTW3 SLI
Cooling Phanteks ph-tc14pe | CM 212+ Push Pull
Memory Mushkin 16Gb at 2400Mhz | Corsair Vengence 6x8Gb=48Gb
Video Card(s) EVGA SC GTX 770 2Gb | Nvidia 7300GT
Storage Sandisk 256Gb Ultra Plus x 2 raid0 + 72.12 500Gb | Intel 320 80Gb 2x1.5Tb, 2x2Tb 2x.5Tb + 3 x6Tb
Display(s) Samsung 245BW + Asus PB278Q + Samsung 40" 650A | None
Case NZXT H630 |Rosewill 8bay 4u server chasiss
Audio Device(s) Asus Xonar HDAV + GTX770 | Onboard
Power Supply Silverstone DA800 | Rocketfish 700w aka fsp
Software Windows 7 ultimate X64 | Debian 7 wheezy
Joined
May 8, 2007
Messages
541 (0.14/day)
Likes
18
Location
connecticut
System Name Gaming PC
Processor Core 2 Quad Q6600 B3@3.3ghz @ 1.376V | VID: 1.313V
Motherboard Evga Nvidia Nforce 680i LT SLI
Cooling 7x 12cm case fans+Xigmatek HDT-s1283 Dark Knight
Memory 4gb DDR2-800 Corsair XMS2
Video Card(s) 896mb Evga GeForce GTX 260 Core 216 (720/1515/1135)
Storage 2x 160gb Seagate Baraccudas + 1x 640gb Western Digital Caviar Green + 1x 1tb Samsung F1
Display(s) Sceptre 20.1" 1080P Widescreen
Case NZXT Zero
Audio Device(s) Creative Soundblaster Audigy SE+Creative Fatal1ty Headset/Logitech X-530 5.1 Surround
Power Supply Silverstone Zeus 750watt
Software Vista Home Premium 32-Bit
Benchmark Scores 15883 on 3dmark06 w/ windows 7 beta @ 3.3ghz 13188 on 3dmark vantage w/ windows 7 beta @ 3.2ghz
#6
i think the P series is actually newer than the T series
 
Joined
Nov 14, 2007
Messages
1,773 (0.48/day)
Likes
232
Location
Detroit, MI
Processor Intel i7 4790k
Motherboard Gigabyte z97X-Gaming 7
Memory 4x4GB Kingston/Micron DDR3 665mhz 9-9-9-24
Video Card(s) AMD HD7930
Storage Intel 180GB SSD (boot), Intel 240GB SSD, 2x Samsung 512GB SSD's, Hitachi 2TB HDD
Display(s) 27" Qnix PLS LCD @1440, 27" Samsung Syncmaster@1080, 24" HP EliteDisplay @1200
Power Supply Corsair Modular HX620w
Software Windows 10 Pro
#7
Mebbe :)

The more relevant thing is the full package of the laptop Zack is looking for. Screen size, GPU, CPU, HDD, and battery type will all make a difference in how long it lasts. Looking at a single component just isn't going to make a huge difference in the overall efficiency of a laptop.
 

freaksavior

To infinity ... and beyond!
Joined
Dec 11, 2006
Messages
8,086 (2.01/day)
Likes
889
System Name Absolute Zero | M.A.S.S
Processor Intel i7 4770k | i7 920
Motherboard Gigabyte Z87X-UD4H | EVGA X58 FTW3 SLI
Cooling Phanteks ph-tc14pe | CM 212+ Push Pull
Memory Mushkin 16Gb at 2400Mhz | Corsair Vengence 6x8Gb=48Gb
Video Card(s) EVGA SC GTX 770 2Gb | Nvidia 7300GT
Storage Sandisk 256Gb Ultra Plus x 2 raid0 + 72.12 500Gb | Intel 320 80Gb 2x1.5Tb, 2x2Tb 2x.5Tb + 3 x6Tb
Display(s) Samsung 245BW + Asus PB278Q + Samsung 40" 650A | None
Case NZXT H630 |Rosewill 8bay 4u server chasiss
Audio Device(s) Asus Xonar HDAV + GTX770 | Onboard
Power Supply Silverstone DA800 | Rocketfish 700w aka fsp
Software Windows 7 ultimate X64 | Debian 7 wheezy
#8
im going to get flamed for this.

but if you want long battery and effecinet get a mac. I got 6 hrs out of mine, my moms dell gets about 2.5hrs. and most of the hp's and other machines get the same unless you get a massive 12cell.

Granted macs dont game well, but boot camp it and your fine.
 

HolyCow02

New Member
Joined
Jun 8, 2008
Messages
1,638 (0.47/day)
Likes
109
Location
New York
System Name Shredder
Processor Phenom II 955 @stock (for the time being)
Motherboard MSI 790FX-GD70
Cooling Noctua U12P
Memory 8 GB muskin DDR3 1600 @ 7-7-6-18
Video Card(s) 2x Sapphire 4870 1GB
Storage 64 GB Super Talent UltraDrive SSD | 2 x WD Caviar Black 500GB in RAID1
Display(s) Samsung 22" 2ms GTG
Case Thermaltake Spedo Advanced Package
Power Supply Corsair HX1000
Software Vista Business 64-bit
#9
im going to get flamed for this.

but if you want long battery and effecinet get a mac. I got 6 hrs out of mine, my moms dell gets about 2.5hrs. and most of the hp's and other machines get the same unless you get a massive 12cell.

Granted macs dont game well, but boot camp it and your fine.
and your gonna pay on average an extra $600 for a flashy linux operating system and the shiny casing of the laptop.

Mac = Overpriced. I'm not saying they are bad, they are great for certain programs and settings. But waaaaaaaay overpriced
 

freaksavior

To infinity ... and beyond!
Joined
Dec 11, 2006
Messages
8,086 (2.01/day)
Likes
889
System Name Absolute Zero | M.A.S.S
Processor Intel i7 4770k | i7 920
Motherboard Gigabyte Z87X-UD4H | EVGA X58 FTW3 SLI
Cooling Phanteks ph-tc14pe | CM 212+ Push Pull
Memory Mushkin 16Gb at 2400Mhz | Corsair Vengence 6x8Gb=48Gb
Video Card(s) EVGA SC GTX 770 2Gb | Nvidia 7300GT
Storage Sandisk 256Gb Ultra Plus x 2 raid0 + 72.12 500Gb | Intel 320 80Gb 2x1.5Tb, 2x2Tb 2x.5Tb + 3 x6Tb
Display(s) Samsung 245BW + Asus PB278Q + Samsung 40" 650A | None
Case NZXT H630 |Rosewill 8bay 4u server chasiss
Audio Device(s) Asus Xonar HDAV + GTX770 | Onboard
Power Supply Silverstone DA800 | Rocketfish 700w aka fsp
Software Windows 7 ultimate X64 | Debian 7 wheezy
#10
and your gonna pay on average an extra $600 for a flashy linux operating system and the shiny casing of the laptop.

Mac = Overpriced. I'm not saying they are bad, they are great for certain programs and settings. But waaaaaaaay overpriced
;)

they are expensive yes m8, but load os x on a pc and thats illegal ;)

load windows on a mac and that legit, plus os x uses the hardware better giving a longer battery life.

if its SOO much more expensive just get a refurbed on off apple's site.

Dont flame me please, i just like my mac
___________________________________________

Okay, going back to topic for windows pc's
 
Joined
Aug 16, 2007
Messages
7,181 (1.90/day)
Likes
720
#11
depends what you want to use it for, macs are great for portability for media and work but any sort of gaming needs a proper windows lappy or notebook

gpu effects battery life loads, i think hard drive does a little too

dunno if screen size effects battery life but past 17inch it starts to get less portable

the P series after googling seems a little better
 
Joined
Mar 4, 2005
Messages
3,100 (0.66/day)
Likes
813
System Name TheReactor
Processor i7 6700k @ 4.95ghz - delid
Motherboard ASUS Maximus VIII Genie z170
Cooling EK EVO NIckle/Pump, 2xBlackIce GTX 240's
Memory 32GB G.Skill 3200Mhz Cas 14
Video Card(s) MSI GTX 980ti Gaming 6G
Storage Samsung 960 EVO 500GB
Display(s) HP ZR30W - 2560X1600
Case Corsiar 550
Audio Device(s) on board
Power Supply Antec Quattro 1000W
Mouse Logitech G502
Keyboard Corsair Gaming k70
Software Windows 10 Pro 64bit
#12
the difference between the 2 is the FSB. One runs 800 the 1066 and also different thermal designs, the 1066 chip is more efficient.

THe reason macs seem to have longer battery life is due to thier bios settings. You can make your PC based notebook last even longer by going in the bios and setting up profiles. FOr instance mac auto shuts down 1 core when unplugged, lowers screen brightness, throttles HD' speeds, and of course uses speed stepping, all of these are options on most dells/hps. You cant interface with a MAC bios because its locked.
 
Joined
Jan 2, 2009
Messages
289 (0.09/day)
Likes
96
Location
Canada
System Name The (Modified) Futureshop Deal/The Machine
Processor Q6600 @ 2.4 (stock, see mobo)/ I5 3570k @ 4.3
Motherboard Generic Foxconn/ Asus P8z77-v lk
Cooling stock/ Antec Kuhler 620
Memory 4Gb@800/ 16gb Mushkin Enhanced Blackline Frostbyte@1600
Video Card(s) Sapphire 4850/ Gigabyte 7950
Storage Hitachi 500GB, WD Blue 500gb/ Kingston Hyperx 3K 120gb, WD green 2tb
Display(s) Acer 24" 1920x1080/ Benq VA 24" 1920x1080 and HP 24" 1920x1200
Case Acer/ Antec 302
Audio Device(s) On Board for both
Power Supply 500w OCZ Modxstream-pro/ Antec Truepower new 750w
Software W7 Home Premium 64bit for both
#13
sorry I'm anti-mac, that would be my last choice. About the only thing i like about them is the build quality.
 

1Kurgan1

The Knife in your Back
Joined
Dec 8, 2008
Messages
10,412 (3.16/day)
Likes
2,391
Location
Duluth, Minnesota
System Name My Comp | Fiancees Comp
Processor i7 5820k @ 4.6Ghz 1.285v| i5 2500k
Motherboard MSI x99 SLI Plus | AsRock Z77 Pro 3
Cooling Watercooled
Memory 16GB DDR4 2400 @ 2666 | 12GB DDR3 1600
Video Card(s) AMD R9 290x | MSI 5850 OC
Storage 128gb SSD + 2x 2TB | 2TB
Display(s) Asus 27" LCD | 25" Hanns G
Case CM Storm | CM Elite 430
Audio Device(s) Creative Recon 3D PCIe
Power Supply Enermax Galaxy 1250W | Rosewill 630w
Mouse Logitech G700s | Logitech G100s
Keyboard Logitech G901 | Logitech G105
Software Win 8.1 Ultimate x64 | Win 8.1 Ultimate x64
Benchmark Scores 3D Mark - Fire Strike Extreme - 4403
#14
Mac run the same processors, memory, and chipset if I am not mistaken. How could they be more efficent on power?
 

freaksavior

To infinity ... and beyond!
Joined
Dec 11, 2006
Messages
8,086 (2.01/day)
Likes
889
System Name Absolute Zero | M.A.S.S
Processor Intel i7 4770k | i7 920
Motherboard Gigabyte Z87X-UD4H | EVGA X58 FTW3 SLI
Cooling Phanteks ph-tc14pe | CM 212+ Push Pull
Memory Mushkin 16Gb at 2400Mhz | Corsair Vengence 6x8Gb=48Gb
Video Card(s) EVGA SC GTX 770 2Gb | Nvidia 7300GT
Storage Sandisk 256Gb Ultra Plus x 2 raid0 + 72.12 500Gb | Intel 320 80Gb 2x1.5Tb, 2x2Tb 2x.5Tb + 3 x6Tb
Display(s) Samsung 245BW + Asus PB278Q + Samsung 40" 650A | None
Case NZXT H630 |Rosewill 8bay 4u server chasiss
Audio Device(s) Asus Xonar HDAV + GTX770 | Onboard
Power Supply Silverstone DA800 | Rocketfish 700w aka fsp
Software Windows 7 ultimate X64 | Debian 7 wheezy
#15
Mac run the same processors, memory, and chipset if I am not mistaken. How could they be more efficent on power?
its the OS dude,

my mac got roughly 6 hours out of the battery before, doing the same thing on windows i got about 2