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Firestrider

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So Arrandale CPUs and laptops are supposedly coming out in one month, and I've heard most of the specs, but what I don't get is the range of an individual processor's clock speed, and the difference between i7 and i5.

Based on the specs the only difference I see between i7 and i5 is 1 MB of L3 cache, is this right? Both have turbo, both have hyper-threading, and both have equal amount of cores.

What is the range of the clock speed on a single processor? What is the lowest frequency a single core can go when idle and what is the highest frequency a single core can go on full load (past base frequency). Does this number change with multiple cores? Also apparently the on board GPUs have turbo, what is the range of frequencies here?