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January 8, 2013 6:39:13 PM

i'm trying to buy a laptop to play games on. what are the best processors for gaming? i dont want to see lags or abnormal visual effects on the screen.

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January 8, 2013 6:51:48 PM

intel i5's with a discrete GPU.
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January 8, 2013 6:53:35 PM

Intel I3 3220 Ivy Bridge performs extremely well and will run anything with ease, provided your other components are good, and is only $115. The best CPU for gaming though is an Intel I5 3570(K) but that costs $200-$230.
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January 8, 2013 6:54:22 PM

koolx said:
i'm trying to buy a laptop to play games on. what are the best processors for gaming? i dont want to see lags or abnormal visual effects on the screen.


It depends on many things.

What is your budget?
What are the laptops you are considering?
What games do you play?
How high do you like your settings?
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January 8, 2013 6:55:53 PM

daswilhelm said:
intel i5's with a discrete GPU.


Are you aware thet laptop I5 are also duel cores and are slightly faster clocked than I3s?
So the difference between the 2 is minimal.
On a laptop an I7 QM version are the equivalent to I5 quads on desktop.
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January 8, 2013 6:56:15 PM

Lucam said:
Intel I3 3220 Ivy Bridge performs extremely well and will run anything with ease, provided your other components are good, and is only $115. The best CPU for gaming though is an Intel I5 3570(K) but that costs $200-$230.


hes looking for a laptop...
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January 8, 2013 6:56:25 PM

Lucam said:
Intel I3 3220 Ivy Bridge performs extremely well and will run anything with ease, provided your other components are good, and is only $115. The best CPU for gaming though is an Intel I5 3570(K) but that costs $200-$230.


Goodluck finding those CPU in a laptop.
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January 8, 2013 6:57:10 PM

To me all laptops are bad for gaming, so expecting no lag at all might be a little too optimistic, but of course it always depends what game you'll be playing and what settings you'll want, but don't expect ultra high settings with 16x AA on laptop.
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January 8, 2013 6:59:24 PM

I like the Intel Core I7-3610QM
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January 8, 2013 7:02:41 PM

Novuake said:
Goodluck finding those CPU in a laptop.

I've found heaps of laptops with a I3 ivy bridge in them.
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January 8, 2013 7:04:16 PM

Lucam said:
I've found heaps of laptops with a I3 ivy bridge in them.


sure, a mobile version, you stated a 3220 and a 3570 k
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January 8, 2013 7:05:50 PM

Lucam said:
I've found heaps of laptops with a I3 ivy bridge in them.


#FACEPALM# :pfff: 
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January 8, 2013 7:05:55 PM

AMD A8 or A10 will be your cheapest option to run games on. I wouldn't run them on max settings, but you'd be cruising on medium settings.
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January 8, 2013 7:06:08 PM

daswilhelm said:
sure, a mobile version, you stated a 3220 and a 3570 k

Yeah not so much the 3570 but quite a few 3220's. Besides this is from what I've seen, so I stand correct.
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January 8, 2013 7:06:43 PM

daswilhelm said:
sure, a mobile version, you stated a 3220 and a 3570 k


Your original statement was not to bright either.
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January 8, 2013 7:08:16 PM

Novuake said:
Your original statement was not to bright either.


did i call someone "not bright"?

i could ask you what a duel core is?
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January 8, 2013 7:10:59 PM

Lucam said:
Yeah not so much the 3570 but quite a few 3220's. Besides this is from what I've seen, so I stand correct.


ACTUALLY the 3220m is actually an I5 mobiel version, NOT an I3.
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January 8, 2013 7:11:40 PM

Lucam: 3570K doesn't exist in a laptop.
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January 8, 2013 7:13:55 PM

daswilhelm said:
did i call someone "not bright"?

i could ask you what a duel core is?


I said your statement was not bright, big difference.

Now why would you ask me what a duel core is?
My point was in a mobile system the difference between an I3 and I5 is almost nothing. Usually 100-300MHz. Same chip, just faster clock. Giving you minimal gain for a huge gain in price.
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January 8, 2013 7:16:52 PM

If your budget isn't limited then you can get XMG laptop with desktop LGA2011 CPU
http://mysn.co.uk/shop/xmg-u702.html

Novuake said:
I said your statement was not bright, big difference.

Now why would you ask me what a duel core is?
My point was in a mobile system the difference between an I3 and I5 is almost nothing. Usually 100-300MHz. Same chip, just faster clock. Giving you minimal gain for a huge gain in price.

He's openly mocking your spelling. It's dual, not duel. Duelling is what cowboys in old West were doing.
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January 8, 2013 7:17:25 PM

i have a i7-3610 QM with a gt 650 gpu and i can play all games on high at 1920 x 1080 resolution.

try to get i7 QM which is a quad core. For now and future sake. the i5 and some i7 are dual cores.
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January 8, 2013 7:19:05 PM

Soda-88 said:
If your budget isn't limited then you can get XMG laptop with desktop LGA2011 CPU
http://mysn.co.uk/shop/xmg-u702.html


He's openly mocking your spelling. It's dual, not duel. Duelling is what cowboys in old West were doing.


Ah thank you. Real mature. LOL

That price is really good for what you get!!! Geez wish I could buy there!
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January 9, 2013 5:24:05 AM

Lucam said:
The best CPU for gaming though is an Intel I5 3570(K) but that costs $200-$230.


is i5 better than i7 for speed and gaming?

Novuake said:
It depends on many things.

What is your budget?
What are the laptops you are considering?
What games do you play?
How high do you like your settings?


- my budget is for no more than $700.
- i'm considering the sony S series.
- i only play xbox games. i think pc games could be better, but i dont know. which do u think is better?
- for settings, as high as possible with as little lag as possible.

computernewb said:
i have a i7-3610 QM with a gt 650 gpu and i can play all games on high at 1920 x 1080 resolution.

try to get i7 QM which is a quad core. For now and future sake. the i5 and some i7 are dual cores.


is there little difference between i5 and i7 in terms of speed? i see some laptops with i5s and theyre cheaper than those with i7s. but if i7s are much faster, i'll consider paying extra.
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January 9, 2013 5:26:44 AM

koolx said:
is i5 better than i7 for speed and gaming?



- my budget is for no more than $700.
- i'm considering the sony S series.
- i only play xbox games. i think pc games could be better, but i dont know. which do u think is better?
- for settings, as high as possible with as little lag as possible.



is there little difference between i5 and i7 in terms of speed? i see some laptops with i5s and theyre cheaper than those with i7s. but if i7s are much faster, i'll consider paying extra.


I7s have 2 more cores than I5s, that means games like Battlefield 3 will run MUCH better.

Post links to the laptops so we can see what you are able to get.
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January 9, 2013 5:28:33 AM

daswilhelm said:
did i call someone "not bright"?

i could ask you what a duel core is?

I challenge you to a duel! :bounce: 
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January 9, 2013 5:30:08 AM

I personally use an i7-3610QM and a radeon 7850M which is basically equivalent with the GTX660M, so far I can say you can play BF3 with everything on high at 1080P easily!
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January 9, 2013 5:42:11 AM

amuffin said:
I challenge you to a duel! :bounce: 


Yeah yeah yeah, not the first time I got that! LOL
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January 9, 2013 5:42:41 AM

Novuake said:
I7s have 2 more cores than I5s, that means games like Battlefield 3 will run MUCH better.

Post links to the laptops so we can see what you are able to get.


- what processor speed do u recommend for gaming?

- and heres a link to a sony laptop i'm thinking about getting. let me know what u think:
http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Sony+-+VAIO+E+Series+15.5%2...
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January 9, 2013 5:49:27 AM

koolx said:
- what processor speed do u recommend for gaming?

- and heres a link to a sony laptop i'm thinking about getting. let me know what u think:
http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Sony+-+VAIO+E+Series+15.5%2...


Speeds don't matter as much on laptops, as long as it is 2.3GHz and up.

That laptop will not do for gaming, it does not have a discreet graphics card.
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January 9, 2013 6:01:07 AM

Novuake said:
Speeds don't matter as much on laptops, as long as it is 2.3GHz and up.

That laptop will not do for gaming, it does not have a discreet graphics card.


so, i should focus on laptops with at least 2.3Ghz.. cool.

now, heres a link to a dell on ebay. its got dedicated graphics. i assume that discrete and dedicated graphics mean the same thing. heres the link:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/DELL-XPS-L502X-15-6-CORE-I7-2-8...
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January 9, 2013 6:04:16 AM

Crap! GT525M is crap!
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January 9, 2013 6:22:05 AM

if your budget is $700, you should get a desktop. its hard to get a good gaming laptop under $1000. But you can build a good gaming desktop with $700
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January 9, 2013 6:31:43 AM

amuffin said:
Crap! GT525M is crap!


i found a samsung latop. its got a 2.2 processor, but with 3.1 turbo boost, if that helps. but Novuake said to get one with at least a 2.3 processor. hope its still good enough though. heres the link:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/MINT-Samsung-Series-7-NP700Z5B-...
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January 9, 2013 8:51:14 AM

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January 9, 2013 9:03:17 AM

i'd like to repost my question since the above spam killed the vibe in the room. please let me know what u think guys. here it is:

i found a samsung latop with a 2.2 processor, but with 3.1 turbo boost. but Novuake said to get one with at least a 2.3 processor. hope its still good enough though to play intense games. heres the link:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/MINT-Samsung-Series-7-NP700Z5B-...
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January 9, 2013 10:01:04 AM

koolx said:
i'd like to repost my question since the above spam killed the vibe in the room. please let me know what u think guys. here it is:

i found a samsung latop with a 2.2 processor, but with 3.1 turbo boost. but Novuake said to get one with at least a 2.3 processor. hope its still good enough though to play intense games. heres the link:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/MINT-Samsung-Series-7-NP700Z5B-...


The I7 has boost so thats good. BUT the graphics card is still bad. Rather get an I5 with better graphics than I7 with bad graphics.
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January 9, 2013 12:45:21 PM

I agree with many others who have suggested a desktop for gaming instead. You can get a pretty kickass gaming machine for 550 or so + a monitor . .. or you can get an almost usable laptop.

If you have to have a laptop you could try things like http://www.xoticpc.com/msi-cx61-0nf257us-preorder-p-539... or if you can push your budget up a bit then something like http://www.xoticpc.com/force-qal51hd-compal-qal51-p-480... . . .

The first one is the absolute cheapest laptop they have that has a discreet video card and also a 1080p screen. Though if you look at the 500 gaming rig that Tom's did back at the end of 2012 ( http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/budget-gaming-do-it... ) this simple and cheap desktop will simply destroy anything these laptops could do.

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January 9, 2013 3:30:23 PM

koolx said:
i'm trying to buy a laptop to play games on. what are the best processors for gaming? i dont want to see lags or abnormal visual effects on the screen.

For modern games the most important component is a good GPU. Low-priced laptops often don't have one so they are out no matter how fast their CPU cores are.

As far as lag goes in my experience, and for multiplayer games, if the server and/or internet connecton cannot update the system fast enough then it will lag. If the server or your Internet connection lags it does not matter how fast your machine is, it will still lag.

Debates on forums like this are often based on benchmark results and these regularly differ from real-world performance by quite a bit. What really counts more than anything else is how the application actually runs. Watching gameplay on the actual machines is probably a better way to evaluate different hardware than reading about it on a forum.
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January 9, 2013 6:44:35 PM

Murray B said:
For modern games the most important component is a good GPU. Low-priced laptops often don't have one so they are out no matter how fast their CPU cores are.

As far as lag goes in my experience, and for multiplayer games, if the server and/or internet connecton cannot update the system fast enough then it will lag. If the server or your Internet connection lags it does not matter how fast your machine is, it will still lag.


i'm not looking to play online.. just by myself.. and what should i be looking out for in terms of a good GPU?
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January 9, 2013 6:51:48 PM

Traciatim said:
I agree with many others who have suggested a desktop for gaming instead. You can get a pretty kickass gaming machine for 550 or so + a monitor . .. or you can get an almost usable laptop.

The first one is the absolute cheapest laptop they have that has a discreet video card and also a 1080p screen.


i dont want a desktop. i want a laptop, even given its gaming limitations. i know there are limits in a laptop. but i dont want to play EVERY game out there cuz i know there are graphic intense games that many laptops cant handle. i just want to play most of the great games smoothly, like, battlefield 3, devil may cry 5 and batman arkham city.

i'm on a budget. looking to spend no more than $670. what good discreet video card should i be looking for in a laptop?

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January 9, 2013 8:18:14 PM

koolx said:
i'm on a budget. looking to spend no more than $670. what good discreet video card should i be looking for in a laptop?


It's very doubtful you will find a laptop with a discrete video card that would be good for gaming on that budget. Though the first one I linked is only 699, which is pretty darn close.

Have you considered buying someone's used gaming laptop? Possibly search for refurbished?

As for video cards themselves you are probably looking for an Nvidia 640M, 645M, or 650M or on the AMD side like a 7670M, 7750M, or 7770M. In any of these cases the laptops probably won't fit in to your budget. Below those generally aren't that great for playing games on anyway.
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January 9, 2013 10:01:45 PM

Get a AMD APU.
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January 10, 2013 12:29:23 AM

computernewb said:
here is a decent laptop. i5 3210M with a gt 645m for $699
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

the resolution is only 1366 x 768 so you shouldnt have any problems playing games


yeah i saw the link.. thanks for that.. but i'm looking for a laptop with a backlit keyboard.. this one lacks it. but thanks anyway.

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January 10, 2013 12:33:41 AM

Traciatim said:

Have you considered buying someone's used gaming laptop? Possibly search for refurbished?

As for video cards themselves you are probably looking for an Nvidia 640M, 645M, or 650M or on the AMD side like a 7670M, 7750M, or 7770M. In any of these cases the laptops probably won't fit in to your budget. Below those generally aren't that great for playing games on anyway.


hey thanks for the info. i'm considering buying a used laptop from ebay. and i'll watch for those video card specs if i run into an interesting laptop.
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May 4, 2013 9:26:10 PM

i think intel i5 3540-3.1 Ghz.would be nice
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December 8, 2013 10:00:56 PM

oh whoops just kidding I didn't read budget lol... That laptop is $2,200 (christmas/birthday/savings?)
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December 9, 2013 11:22:17 AM

In the lowest price segment AMD has actual GPU cores. Intel's HD Execution Units emulate GPU cores using the CPU cores and some special hardware. This works well for benchmarks which test CPU OR GPU speed but performance declines when the CPU AND GPU are loaded down at the same time as a game might do.

This is one reason why it is so important to see the game running on the same hardware you are planning to purchase. How the software actually runs is what is most important in the end.


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