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Intel T6400 vs AMD Turion X2 RM-72

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June 22, 2009 6:20:22 PM

Hi peeps, I'm looking at two laptops. Although not the best for gaming I need decent performance for older games. What would give me better gaming performance? an intel 6400 with an integrated Intel GMA X3100 chip or the AMD Turion RM-72 with a Seperate ATI Radeon HD 3200 RS780M? Thanks!

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June 23, 2009 2:08:11 AM

Separate ("discrete") graphics all the way.
June 23, 2009 3:26:27 AM

GMA X3100 found in GM965 is practically useless in anything 3D. HD3200 as found in RS780M is ok for older DX7 and DX8 games I think.

The problem with discrete graphics has always been battery life under desktop/2D mode compared to intergrated. To solve that the latest development is in using hybrid graphics. Intel's GM45 provides such function when pair with a discrete GPU. e.g. ThinkPad T400 with GM45 + HD3450
When plugged into main it'll switch to the HD3450 and when on battery it'll use X4500HD, all this is done dynamically without the need to reboot.
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