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Im about to go CRAZY! Help!!! Laptop CPU Question!

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July 15, 2011 3:03:22 AM

Hellooo..

I'm about to go nuts thinking a lot about the Sandy Bridge laptop processors and the integrated graphics they have. For example...

http://www.officedepot.com/a/products/545926/Gateway-NV... i3-2310, 17.3"

http://www.officedepot.com/a/products/777498/Toshiba-Sa... i5-2410, 15.6"


Click on the product details tab when viewing the above links... So anyways the bottom linked laptop doesn't say Intel HD Graphics 3000, with 128MB dedicated. The top link does say that though in the item details. Then again, don't all laptops that feature the 2nd-Gen Sandy Bridge processors support HD Graphics 3000 with 128MB dedicated, if not, most of them? The i3-2310 does yes? The i5-2410 does yes? Is it even CPU dependent?

I'm not dumb with computer hardware so answers can be detailed and in depth without worry, I've basically re-built my desktop. Thanks a lot people!

PS: Which would you get? I play UT2004 so thats the worst I'd put on the GPU or to view Youtube HD content on videos or stuff. Screen sizes don't bother me too much, I want 15.6", but 17.3" is okay also but then its paired with a kind of weak processor yes? =/
July 15, 2011 3:43:53 AM

Yes, all sandy bridge processors do have HD Graphics support. And if by CPU dependent, you mean strain on CPU, then yes somewhat. But if you mean that support differs from 1 CPU to another withing the Sandy Bridge processors, then no. As for the laptops, if you're not too much of a gamer, I'd say go for the 15.6" because of the better processor, and the screen size isn't THAT important especially if you don't game too much. You should check if Unreal Tournament would run on Intel's HD Graphics, while UT2004 isn't too demanding, Intel's HD Graphics is pretty crappy from what I've seen.

http://www.notebookcheck.net/Intel-HD-Graphics-3000.379...

Scroll to bottom and check out games FPS on it. Good luck :) 
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July 15, 2011 4:11:04 AM

T-Rex said:
Yes, all sandy bridge processors do have HD Graphics support. And if by CPU dependent, you mean strain on CPU, then yes somewhat. But if you mean that support differs from 1 CPU to another withing the Sandy Bridge processors, then no. As for the laptops, if you're not too much of a gamer, I'd say go for the 15.6" because of the better processor, and the screen size isn't THAT important especially if you don't game too much. You should check if Unreal Tournament would run on Intel's HD Graphics, while UT2004 isn't too demanding, Intel's HD Graphics is pretty crappy from what I've seen.

http://www.notebookcheck.net/Intel-HD-Graphics-3000.379...

Scroll to bottom and check out games FPS on it. Good luck :) 


I've asked before if Intel HD Graphics 3000 would run UT2004 and I've had a response saying yes, but after looking back at that website you just gave(which I've looked at before long ago) I'm starting to have second thoughts. I want 85fps constant or more on this graphics card when playing, even if the graphics are totally lowered down(which is how i play anyways). You said that all Sandy Bridge processors have HD Graphics support, but do they all have HD Graphics 3000 support? There is I think HD Graphics, then HD Graphics 2000, then HD Graphics 3000. Does the 15.6" Core-i5 laptop I linked above have HD Graphics 3000 with 128MB dedicated or no? Man I'm confuzzled.
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July 15, 2011 4:13:53 AM

All SB mobile processors have hd 3000 but at different clock speeds. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sandy_Bridge This has an easy to see chart stating the speed for each cpu.

Have you considered amd's new apus? They have better igpus.

Edit: You posted before I did. Wanted to add that most laptop monitors have a max of 60hz meaning a max of 60fps. So there's no point if you have more than that.
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July 15, 2011 4:22:24 AM

Man, honestly thanks a LOT! Haha man I was worried. Last question, all HD Graphics 3000 laptops have 128MB dedicated video RAM? Please and thanks!
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July 30, 2011 6:11:53 PM

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July 30, 2011 10:24:48 PM

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