Intel 7th Generation Desktop vs Laptop CPU sample

Intel Core i3 7100 (Desktop CPU) RC5-72 workload sample – 80 packets.

[Dec 27 09:41:10 UTC] RC5-72: Summary: 80 packets (80.00 stats units)
                      0.00:37:47.78 - [149.06 Mkeys/s]

Intel Core i7 7500U (Laptop CPU) RC5-72 workload sample – 85 packets.

[Dec 27 11:04:28 UTC] RC5-72: Summary: 85 packets (85.00 stats units)
                      0.00:46:22.95 - [128.69 Mkeys/s]

Surprised that the i3 Desktop has the slightly better throughput on this workload. I somewhat expected that the i7 to win. The interesting thing to note though is that of course the i7 laptop CPU would be using way less power, thus generating much less heat. It makes me wonder though… how would an i3 laptop CPU perform in this test when compared to the i7 laptop CPU. Unfortunately I do not have one to test.

Events of the past few days

A busy weekend as usual. Went and checked out the Sydney Motorshow and as everyone has been saying, it was no where near as busy as usual. Which is good, as I hate the huge crowds. So it was great to walk around and look, without having to be pushed and shoved.

Of course, some very nice cars to be seen. Was worth going to have a look.

In other news, I picked up an AMD chipset motherboard and an AMD 4850e processor. I must say the processor is nice, the motherboard is too. Although the biggest let down is how badly supported the onboard ATI video processor is under Linux. It would appear that the ATI binary only drivers under Linux totally suck still.

The driver support under Windows Vista x64 for the mainboard is totally good. The video drivers work very well. Shame about it not being so nice under Linux. Bummer