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Choosing a CPU for a new gaming laptop Help?

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March 20, 2012 10:34:38 PM

I'm looking at two different laptops right now,

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
and
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

they both have radeon 6550M cards but one is 1gb the other is 2gb (I don't expext my laptops to do incredible gaming, I do most of my gaming on my desktop anyhow)

The main difference between them is the processor.

one has an AMD A6-3420M(1.5GHz) 4mb L2 cache

the other has an intel i5 2430M(2.40GHz) 3mb L3 cache

the difference in price is $150

what would the difference in frames per second be between the two? games like skyrim and left 4 dead 2 for examples

thanks in advance
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March 20, 2012 11:29:19 PM

personally I would go with the I5. For $150 you get almost a Ghz more processor speed plus the difference in processing ability the I5 has over the A6. It would take the A6 about a minute and a half to run super pi. It would take the i5 just 30 seconds.

You'd also get another gig of gpu ram.
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March 21, 2012 12:54:35 AM

The only real difference between the two amd processors is the integrated GPU of which the a8 has 80 more shaders and 44mhz clock boost. Since neither one uses it to game theres nothing to gain. Was there a price savings?
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March 21, 2012 1:11:04 AM

popatim said:
The only real difference between the two amd processors is the integrated GPU of which the a8 has 80 more shaders and 44mhz clock boost. Since neither one uses it to game theres nothing to gain. Was there a price savings?



the differances between the two amd proccesccors is $100 and one has a 6550 and the other a 6750 radeon
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