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AMD Quad-Core A8-4500M (1.9 [2.8ghz]) CPU or Intel i3-3110 (2.4ghz) CPU for budget gaming laptop?

Hey Guys.
So I'm looking to buy a new laptop. I'm very into gaming (Minecraft) and plan to expand my interests into other games such as Skyrim.

I have a problem. I'm intelligent when it comes to computers and such, but not enough to make this decision without your help.

Here's the two laptops I'm considering http://www.pcworld.ie/Product/LENOVO-G500-156-Laptop/316300/104.10 or http://www.pcworld.ie/Product/LENOVO-G505s-156-Laptop/316299/104.10 .

One has AMD Quad Core A8-4500m 1.9ghz (Can be up to 2.8ghz with Turbo Core) and 4gb RAM. The other is Intel Core i3-3110m 2.4ghz with 8gb RAM. I need help deciding which would be best for gaming. I'm aware that neither of them are great, but with a budget of €500, or $675 it's the best I can do. And things such as laptops and hardware are very expensive in Ireland, I'm aware that with the budget I could build a fantastic one, but I'm playing it safe. Thanks for the help :D
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  1. Thanks, but that exceeds my budget by alot
  2. Best answer
    It seems the i3 version does not come with a discrete video card so the A8 is better for gaming by a long shot.
  3. A8 would be better for light gaming.
    i3 is better for general computing.
  4. and is additional RAM required? :D Thanks btw
  5. I would bump it up to 8gb of ram if you can.
  6. Okay, i have an additional 4GB SODIMM stick in mind, is it hard to install?
    http://www.pcworld.ie/Product/INTEGRAL-PC310600-DDR3-Laptop-Memory-4GB-SODIMM-RAM/304551/340
  7. Not difficult to install at all.
  8. You're right, just modified the RAM in my old laptop. Thanks guys :)
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