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July 21, 2012 6:03:47 PM

Hey guys and gals,

I am in a unique opportunity to sell my 4 year old home-built PC, but I want to know if you guys think my new laptop will be able to come anywhere close to matching the gaming power of the PC.

PC specs:

CPU- Core 2 duo E6750 (2.66 GHz dual core)
Video Card- 512 Mb Radeon HD 4850
Memory- 5Gb DDR2 800 MHz
HDD - 320Gb Western Digital 7200 RPM
Monitor Resolution - 1920x1080
OS- Windows 7 Pro 64-bit
(I have absolutely no plans on upgrading this PC any further)

Laptop Specs:

Model- HP pavilion dv6z-7000 series
CPU- AMD Trinity A8-4500M (quad core, 1.9 GHz and 2.8 GHz turbo boost)
Video- 1Gb Radeon 7670M (This is crossfired with the APU)
Memory- 6Gb DDR3 1600 MHz
HDD- 640 GB 5400 rpm
Monitor Resolution - 1920x1080
OS- Windows 7 Home 64-bit

I am planning on building a new PC in 2-3 years so I really am only asking if this laptop will be able to play some new games until then. I am fine with lowering the video settings and even running the game at lower resolution if need be. My only fear is that the video card on my laptop won't be able to handle some games on ultra low settings.

I am by no means a hardcore PC gamer and I only buy games once every 3 or 4 months. For reference, the games I am playing now are Skyrim, Civ V, and minecraft. So, do you think my laptop can stand to play games like those for the next 2-3 years? Or, should I keep my PC and use that for my gaming needs.

(If there is any info I am missing, let me know)

Thanks in advance

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a b B Homebuilt system
July 21, 2012 6:27:19 PM

as long as you put an SSD into the laptop I think you will be very happy with it :) 
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July 21, 2012 8:52:58 PM

The Pavilion will blow your current PC out of the water... your looking at 4x the performance in games, if not more.
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July 23, 2012 6:29:23 AM

Actually I have a A6 notebook, it doesnt run hot at all. Actually its one of the coolest I have ever seen.
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July 23, 2012 3:03:37 PM

The laptop I have has an A8, but I think the hottest component is the video card. I have received multiple recommendations for a cooling pad based on the fact that I added a video card.
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July 23, 2012 5:20:05 PM

Mine is just the APU. No added video card.
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a b B Homebuilt system
July 23, 2012 6:41:52 PM

yeah you should get the pad just in case my friends laptop over heated every 20 minutes and shut off when he was putting it under load(no added card) and bought that cooler and no more problems :D 
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July 24, 2012 12:34:33 AM

Its never a bad idea to get a cooler, Im simply saying my A6 doesnt get hot and I dont expect the A8 to be too much different.
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a b B Homebuilt system
July 24, 2012 12:42:49 AM

alright
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July 24, 2012 5:46:27 PM

Best answer selected by joecole1572.
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