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A10 4600M+HD7670M1gb vs A8-3530MX+HD6750M1gb vs i3-2377m+2GB ATI HD767

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December 19, 2012 1:43:49 PM

so basically I need to know which of these three combinations will preform best in games A10 4600M+HD7670M1gb vs A8-3530MX+HD6750M1gb vs i3-2377m+2GB ATI HD7670. I am on a very tight budget and looking at refurbished laptops for less than 600$ if you could add to my list it would be great.

the a10 http://www.ebay.com/itm/HP-Blue-g7z-2100-17-3-A10-4600M...
the a8 http://www.ebay.com/itm/HP-DV6-DV6Z-S-GRAY-15-6-1080P-Q...
the i3 http://www.ebay.com/itm/HP-Envy-4t-14-i3-2377m-1-5GHZ-5...

thanks for the help
a b D Laptop
December 19, 2012 1:57:47 PM

The A10 and A8 are just the integrated APUs which are good but will not stand up to the I3 with discrete AMD.
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December 19, 2012 2:26:02 PM

both the laptops with APUs include discrete graphs so they can go into dual graphics mode.
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a b D Laptop
December 19, 2012 2:31:27 PM

Oops, I missed that. Still like the I3
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a b D Laptop
December 19, 2012 3:16:54 PM

I would go with the i3 but that auction is already over but if you are still fixed on getting one of the others then the A8 is a beast when tweaked and will offer better battery life than the i3 anyway. If you get a nice MX model be sure to get a ddr3 1600 kit that is 1.5v as it will enable a nice performance boost. Also the A8 MX overclocks fairly easy to 2.6-3ghz depending on the cooling ect.
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a b D Laptop
December 19, 2012 3:30:09 PM

The gpu is nothing to laugh at in the mobile but 1.5ghz dual core isn't going to cut it except in single threaded apps plus Intel keeps the voltage high so battery life isn't great compared to even Llano.

I would go for it with the intention of later upgrading the cpu.

The A8 3530mx with crossfire will outrun the i3 in games provided it had ddr3 1600 installed. The A10 isn't much faster than the A8 but has a stronger igp and is 35w.

Go for the A10 as you don't have to do any upgrades and it might switch off the discrete when not gaming.
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a b D Laptop
December 19, 2012 3:39:25 PM

sethandflirt said:
ok thanks for the replying but why do you recomend the i3 for gaming? according to videocardbenchmark.net the HD 6750M preforms about twice as well as the HD7670M. The only reason i included it is because it is almost an ultrabook and is upgradable to 16gb ram.

http://www.videocardbenchmark.net/gpu.php?gpu=Radeon+HD...

http://www.videocardbenchmark.net/gpu.php?gpu=Radeon+HD...


The i3 is just too weak for anything that needs more than two physical cores and hyperthreading is no substitute. Just get the A8 machine as I know how it performs, I own one but without the discrete and it plays Skyrim just fine but I Strongly suggest that you upgrade the ram as it does make a Big difference as I had learned with mine.
Also tweaking for higher clocks is easy and when not gaming and on the battery only you can tweak for much lower clocks to gain an hour or more worth of battery life. On Intel laptops SB and older you can as Intel locks the voltages but on AMD you gains access to the multiplier (unlocked) to tweak as you like.

I am not sure about the A10 and the SB i3 is locked the entire way.

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December 19, 2012 3:44:11 PM

ok thanks for all your help
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December 19, 2012 3:44:21 PM

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