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December 12, 2007 3:28:05 AM

I pretty much have it narrowed down to these two systems

http://www.cyberpowerpc.com/system/Xplorer_X64-9520_Not...

http://www.cyberpowerpc.com/system/Xplorer_X5-5850_Note...

I have the intel specced with the 2.4 ghz CPU, the AMD specced with a 2.0 ghz CPU. So the biggest difference is the intel system has a 512mb ddr2 Geforce 8600m GT, and the AMD has a 256mb ddr3 HD 2600m. Will the difference in gaming performance between the ddr2 and ddr3 cards be so significant that its worth sacrificing the CPU speed for?

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December 12, 2007 4:28:21 AM

No. From what I've heard, the 8600 is a better card anyway, so it won't matter much. Add on top of that, you have a much better CPU in the Intel laptop and the choice is fairly obvious IMO.
December 12, 2007 4:58:36 AM

I agree, definitely go with the Intel based machine. But I am surprised they don't offer a 8700M with that.
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