From the first review of mobile Core i7, it seems Intel has another hit on their hands. The new 1.73 Ghz Core i7-820QM kept pace with the 2.53 Ghz Core 2 Quad QX9300 in performance and used approximately half the power to do so, more than doubling idle battery life.
You can see all the graphs at PC Pro
|When it arrived on the desktop scene, Intel’s Core i7 levelled the opposition. With enough power to embarrass Intel’s own Core 2 architecture, not to mention AMD’s efforts, and coming at a cost that would make even a banker weep, Core i7 set the benchmark and set it high. Now it’s set to repeat the trick in the laptop market, and we’ve got our hands on a sample boasting the mid-range quad-core 1.73GHz i7-820QM.
If you’re not bothered about the details and just want to know how fast it is, the answer is very, very fast.