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i7 Intel HD 3000 vs i3 Intel HD 4000

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September 7, 2013 4:28:36 PM

I have an option between a toshiba i3 with intel HD 3000 and HP Elitebook 2560p i7 with Intel HD 3000... which is better for gamin ps. I know bth are crap jus tell me which is better. especially for fifa

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September 7, 2013 4:53:53 PM

HD 4000 > HD 3000, i7 > i3, simple math
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September 7, 2013 11:33:03 PM

rgd1101 said:
HD 4000 > HD 3000, i7 > i3, simple math


i know but an i7 with hd 3000 or an i3 with hd 4000?
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September 8, 2013 12:39:35 AM

Two things here:

1. It really depends which game you're talking about. Some games are more CPU intensive, while others are more GPU intensive. You'd have to look into what FIFA is like in terms of resource usage to determine what it uses, but the rule of thumb is that your video card (and therefore the HD 3000/4000) would be a bigger bottleneck to your performance than the processor.

2. Mobile processor nomenclature is different from its desktop counterparts. For example, desktop i5s tend to run 4 cores and 4 threads while i7s tend to run 4 cores and 8 threads. Those laptops, however, are probably running something like an i3-3217u or i7-3537u, both of which are very mediocre processors that each run 2 cores and 4 threads. Thus, you won't really get much more performance out of that i7 than that i3.

In short, go with the i3 with the HD 4000 over the i7 with the HD 3000.
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September 8, 2013 1:35:56 AM

thanks alot mahn... at least im decided on the gaming part. now to decide which i want most. gaming or perfomance. which of course i7 is better for perfomance.
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September 8, 2013 1:44:39 AM

It would help if you could post exactly what kind of i3 / i7 you're after, but generally you can expect the i7 to allow your system to perform slightly better on virtually any task that isn't gaming or perhaps graphics rendering.
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September 9, 2013 12:52:52 PM

i ended up getting a hp 450 with a 1GB dedicated AMD Radeon 7450M. runs FIFA 13 reeeal smooth
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September 29, 2013 9:41:35 PM

You should consider a AMD APU (A8 series) because of the radeon.Intel HD 3000 are bad pretty much because of drivers yes intel refuses to update those for gaming unlike amd so.
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