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amd radeon hd 8850 vs amd radeon hd 7730

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October 6, 2013 1:37:09 PM

i want to buy a laptop.
i have shortlisted 2 dell laptops.
one has i7 4500u 4th gen with amd hd 8850 and 1366*768(dell inspiron 15 3537) display and the other one has i7 3rd gen 3632 amd hd 7730 and 1920*1080 display(dell inspiron 15r 7520).
which one should i buy for gaming and studies??
October 6, 2013 1:47:18 PM

The 7730 will struggle to play games at 1080p and the 8850 is over 30% stronger:http://www.game-debate.com/gpu/index.php?gid=1484&gid2=...
But the 2nd Laptop does have a Quad and games are starting to take full advantage of quad-core systems.
It`s a tough call but I would go with the 1st one. Yes it only has 2 cores but the Hyper-threading will help in games, the GPU is stronger and with that 720p resolution you will have a easier time maxing games out.
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October 8, 2013 10:56:36 PM

Platinum Era said:
The 7730 will struggle to play games at 1080p and the 8850 is over 30% stronger:http://www.game-debate.com/gpu/index.php?gid=1484&gid2=...
But the 2nd Laptop does have a Quad and games are starting to take full advantage of quad-core systems.
It`s a tough call but I would go with the 1st one. Yes it only has 2 cores but the Hyper-threading will help in games, the GPU is stronger and with that 720p resolution you will have a easier time maxing games out.


I am computer science student and plz tell me if i will have lag issues in runnung some heavy softwares on i7 4500u or not..
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October 9, 2013 4:21:04 PM

shubhambansal013 said:
Platinum Era said:
The 7730 will struggle to play games at 1080p and the 8850 is over 30% stronger:http://www.game-debate.com/gpu/index.php?gid=1484&gid2=...
But the 2nd Laptop does have a Quad and games are starting to take full advantage of quad-core systems.
It`s a tough call but I would go with the 1st one. Yes it only has 2 cores but the Hyper-threading will help in games, the GPU is stronger and with that 720p resolution you will have a easier time maxing games out.


I am computer science student and plz tell me if i will have lag issues in runnung some heavy softwares on i7 4500u or not..


Well in that case, if you were to use software that would tax the CPU heavily, the 2nd laptop will be a better choice. The larger resolution will also help with coding (1366x768 is absolute garbage at a productivity level)
It will be quite a bit weaker at gaming but it`s up to you.

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October 9, 2013 10:50:00 PM

Platinum Era said:
shubhambansal013 said:
Platinum Era said:
The 7730 will struggle to play games at 1080p and the 8850 is over 30% stronger:http://www.game-debate.com/gpu/index.php?gid=1484&gid2=...
But the 2nd Laptop does have a Quad and games are starting to take full advantage of quad-core systems.
It`s a tough call but I would go with the 1st one. Yes it only has 2 cores but the Hyper-threading will help in games, the GPU is stronger and with that 720p resolution you will have a easier time maxing games out.


I am computer science student and plz tell me if i will have lag issues in runnung some heavy softwares on i7 4500u or not..


Well in that case, if you were to use software that would tax the CPU heavily, the 2nd laptop will be a better choice. The larger resolution will also help with coding (1366x768 is absolute garbage at a productivity level)
It will be quite a bit weaker at gaming but it`s up to you.



Thanks.
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October 10, 2013 12:02:38 AM

The HD8000 series was just an OEM rebrand of the 7000 series, so that 8850 is really just a 7850 with a new badge slapped on. It will outperform a 7730 by a fair deal, they are a performance tier (within the AMD lineup) apart.
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November 28, 2013 6:11:30 AM

Hi guys I'm also considering very similar sort of laptops

Again the Inspiron 15 3537
4th Generation Intel® Core™ i7-4500U processor (4M Cache, up to 3.0 GHz)
8GB 2 DIMM (2x4GB) DDR3L 1600Mhz
AMD Radeon(TM) HD 8850M 2GB GDDR5
1TB 5400RPM SATA Hard Drive

Vs
Inspiron 15 7000 Series - 7537
4th Generation Intel® Core™ i5-4200U processor (3M Cache, up to 2.6 GHz)
6GB Dual Channel DDR3L 1600MHz (4GBx1 + 2GBx1)
500GB 5400RPM SATA Hard Drive
NVIDIA® GeForce® GT 750M 2GB DDR5

Vs
Toshiba Satellite Pro L50(PSKK7A-002002)
Intel 4th Generation Core i7-4700MQ 2.40GHz(Turbo 3.4GHz)
Graphic: Nvidia GT740M Graphics 2GB Dedicated VGA
RAM: 6GB DDR3
HDD: 1TB SATA

All are similarly priced at ~$900-1000
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