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AMD A-10 4600M 512 MB AMD Radeo vs Intel i5 3210M with ATI 7670M 1GB

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January 18, 2013 8:07:40 AM

Ok, so im out to buy a new laptop which i will primarily use for "Gaming"...


Primary Reason :
Gaming

Secondary Reason:
We browsing, Mails, Facebook, MS Office (Word, Excel,Outlook), etc

Budget : $700-$800

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AMD A-10 APU 4600m (2.3 GHz With Turbo Core Technology Upto 3.2 GHz) vs Intel Core i5 3210M (2.5 GHz With Turbo Boost Upto 3.1 GHz)

GPU : AMD - 512 MB AMD Radeon HD 7660G (Integrated) and 2 GB ATI Mobility Radeon 7670M HD Graphics (Dedicated)
Intel - 1GB Nvidia GeForce GT 620M (Optimus)

RAM : AMD - 6GB
Intel - 4GB

Which would suit my needs better? The above config cost's me $712 for both the AMD and Intel Laptop.

Appreciate your time and input.

Thanks
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January 19, 2013 1:26:23 AM

This an easy one, The 7670m much better than the 620m all by itself
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the 7670m is capable of hybrid crossfire with the 7660g for even more performance!

I hope you have that option! The A10 is the way to go here.
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January 19, 2013 1:35:38 AM

In this case the APU eould be better. Though it has a weaker CPU core it is paired with a better mobile graphics chip. The GTX 620M is not for gaming it is a really low end graphics chip. Now if the I5 was paired with two GTX 670M's or 680M's that would be a different story but again given the specs the APU is better.
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February 5, 2013 8:59:24 AM

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