Hi guys; Me and my friend were having this argument, because he's planning on buying a laptop with an i7 CPU@ 1.6 GHz. I advised against it because he wanted it to be a heavy gaming laptop. I always thought that speeds of multiple cores do not stack in terms of clock speed, and that 1.6 simply wasnt fast enough, whereas my friend's side of the argument is that the 8 threads of the i7 work together, and the speeds stack. He thinks that an firstname.lastname@example.org GHz will run a game that needs 2cores@3Ghz absolutely fine. What I think on that is; for programs designed for multithreading, the i7 will run fine compared to other CPUs will less but faster cores, however, if raw speed is needed in a CPU then you CANNOT add the speeds together. For an analogy; 8 golf buggies and 2 F1 racecars: just because there are 8 of them certainly doesnt mean you can add up the speed of the buggies to match the racecars! So, to all you TRULY tech-savvy people here, whats the answer? Will an email@example.com GHz will run a game that needs 2cores@3Ghz fine? Who's the winner of this argument? OR ARE WE BOTH WRONG haha, i love conflict resolution. Thanks guys!