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February 9, 2012 1:48:50 PM

Hello
Want to buy a gaming laptop for extreme gaming. All things being equal like the price, the ram, the size etc, confussed on which to get:
1) i5 Dual core vs Quad core (e.g i5 Acer Aspire 5750G vs AMD Quad core Acer Aspire 5560G)
2) NIVIDIA GT 520 (1 gb) vs Intel HG 3000 (up to 1.2)

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February 9, 2012 2:07:53 PM

neither of those two graphics options are for gaming, and certainly not for extreme gaming.
Read toms recent article on 580 Vs 580M and you might start to understand what gaming cards are like. You'll need at least $1500 for a gaming laptop, more for extreme gaming.
Unless you mean gaming whilst upside down on a cliff.
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February 10, 2012 5:34:44 AM

13thmonkey said:
neither of those two graphics options are for gaming, and certainly not for extreme gaming.
Read toms recent article on 580 Vs 580M and you might start to understand what gaming cards are like. You'll need at least $1500 for a gaming laptop, more for extreme gaming.
Unless you mean gaming whilst upside down on a cliff.


Yes they are not the very best for gaming, but they are all I can afford right now. The two computers are in the same price bracket, so which one of the two would be better. The price we talking about is about $800 - 830. Could you recommend somthing better for gaming then at those prices
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February 10, 2012 5:37:34 AM

If you want gaming and laptop combined you're gonna have to shell out. Otherwise go desktop gaming and go basic word processing on the laptop.
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February 10, 2012 5:39:34 AM

Buy something with an A8, it would be cheaper and much better in games.
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February 10, 2012 7:35:48 AM

Llano, but be aware once you have committed to a laptop thats it, there is no upgrading only buying new, so its dead money.

For your expressed purpose of extreme gaming, buy or upgrade a desktop. If that is not really what you only want then you'll have to make sacrfices, gaming performance is the thing to sacrifec because it costs a lot.
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February 10, 2012 10:59:52 AM

esrever said:
Buy something with an A8, it would be cheaper and much better in games.


not very computer literate, what would be an A8 then
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February 10, 2012 11:09:53 AM

Its a chip called LLano from AMD, it has a good built in graphics chip.
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February 10, 2012 12:13:35 PM

For $800 use $500 on a gaming desktop and $300 on a laptop if you need one.
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February 10, 2012 3:41:25 PM

The CPU is definately less important that the integrated graphics card when it comes to gaming. As other have indicated neither of those are gaming machines, though the GT520 would fare a bit better I think.

Even The A8 series notebooks wouldn't be considered "Extreme" gaming setups, but would do farly well compared to the models in the original post. An example of a AMD APU laptops would something like the Acer Aspire AS5560-7402, has a Radeon 6520 graphics. What I think would fare even better is the Aspire AS7750G-6662, which has a Radon Mobile 6650 graphics chip which shoul do even better.

For a gaming setup, in my opinion is better to shop the GPU first, then look at the CPU.
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February 10, 2012 4:15:14 PM

Intel HG 3000 (up to 1.2)

That won't even game at all .. well minesweeper might be ok.
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February 10, 2012 11:55:45 PM

I bet Fate from 2005 will run fine on that rig.
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February 12, 2012 3:41:53 AM

guys - thanx. I was going to make a big mistake.
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February 15, 2012 7:55:14 AM

ok, now that I'm looking for the better/best GPU, what do i consider? Am I looking at the pixel shaders, vertex shaders, core speed, shadow speed, memory etc (greater would be better?)
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February 15, 2012 7:57:07 AM

Look at certain models. Higher # model= better. Come back here when you have decided on a laptop.
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February 15, 2012 7:57:46 AM

For extreme gaming, look for a gtx 560m-gtx 580m. I suggest the asus g53sx-dh71, though you never specified a budget.
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February 15, 2012 9:35:30 AM

If you want extreme gaming how long do you think your gaming sessions to be anything over probably 2 hrs and you are going to be plugged into a wall anyway seems to be a shame to shell out that sort of money and still be wall bound especially when you consider what you could get from ebay in a desktop for the same money a core i5/i7 with a 560i for $600-$700
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February 15, 2012 9:54:22 AM

Ok, back to choices, which would you go for (all things equal - budget is £580{$800} in terms of gaming:
1) Lenovo ideapad Z575, A8 3500 Quad 1.5-2.4ghz, 8gb, Radeon HD 6650 (2gb)
2) Lenovo " " " " , Radeon HD 6740 (1gb)
3) Asus K53sc, i5 2430M, 2.4ghz, 4gb, , Nvidia GT 520 MX (1gb)
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February 15, 2012 10:03:26 AM

6740 no question.
520 is rubbish, 6650 is worse than the 6740, the extra 1gb is no important unless you are on massive resolutions in which case it'll be massively underpowered.
unfortunatelt gb sells cards, to the unwary.
do not expect miracles though.
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February 15, 2012 10:06:45 AM

check the llano articles, as the inbuilt can work with anothr GPU but only upto a certain level, i've got a feeling that the 66XX is that level, so the 66XX would be hybrid crossfired with the A8, but the 67XX would not be.
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February 15, 2012 10:09:41 AM

Mandul said:
If you want extreme gaming how long do you think your gaming sessions to be anything over probably 2 hrs and you are going to be plugged into a wall anyway seems to be a shame to shell out that sort of money and still be wall bound especially when you consider what you could get from ebay in a desktop for the same money a core i5/i7 with a 560i for $600-$700


This. You're wasting money buying a laptop for "extreme gaming".
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February 15, 2012 10:26:42 AM

FinneousPJ said:
This. You're wasting money buying a laptop for "extreme gaming".


I think we've brought him down from extreme gaming, to just OK gaming ;) 
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February 15, 2012 11:34:03 AM

I have to be mobile, no choice there. i neeed the laptop now and maybe later can build up a desktop
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February 15, 2012 11:48:45 AM

13thmonkey said:
Read here: http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/amd-a8-3850-llano,2...

As I thought you can't hybrid a 67XX with an A8, but you can hybrid a 66XX with an A8. You'll have to make up your own mind.



Smart guy, the sales team has confirmed that the A8 has the HD 6650M (2gb) and not the HD 6740, in your opinion how is this 6650 (2gb), for "OK" gaming, compare that to Acer 5755G i5 with GT630 M (1gb)
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February 15, 2012 12:32:54 PM

I do not know about the 630M, in fact I wasn't aware that any 6XX parts had been released.
I'm assuming that there is no variant with dsicrete graphics and an A8?

loking at : http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/gaming-graphics-card-revi...
again, if the 630M is like the 530M (which it probably is) then the 66XXM's are 5-6 levels up in the hierarchy.

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February 22, 2012 4:12:32 AM

Best answer selected by carl hall.
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