What processor for 4650 DDR3 - p7450 or p8700? Tags: DDR3 Games Laptops Last response: December 6, 2009 7:09 PM in Laptops & Notebooks Share daerragh December 6, 2009 6:00:54 PM Hello. I want to buy Sony Vaio VGN-FW590 with descrete graphics card Mobility Radeon 4650 and I have a couple of questions regarding its hardware. 1. Is p7450 (2.13 GHz, 3 MB) enough to power up 4650 DDR3? Would I get MUCH better results (like 20%) with p8700 (2.53, 3 MB) in modern games? 2. Do I need a 1 GB card for playing games in 1600x900 without AA (but with AF x8) and with textures set to 'Highest'? Or maybe for such a resolution a 512 MB card is enough? 3. Would a DDR2 800 MHz RAM bottleneck a 1066 FSB processor in games? Or would a DDR3 1066 + FSB 1066 configuration be much faster in games? 4. Is a Sony Vaio series laptop a good choice? Is it a strong, durable notebook? 5. Which card is better - 4650 or GT 230M? What about OCing? Does 4650 have a high overclocking potential? More about : processor 4650 ddr3 p7450 p8700 frozenlead a b D Laptop December 6, 2009 7:09:26 PM 1. Yes, it should be. You'll see a performance increase with the 8700, but not as much as 20%. 2. No. 512MB is fine. 3. Memory speed isn't really a factor in games. DDR2 800 is fast enough. 4. Sony has had a reputation of not exactly being a reliable manufacturer, but I think they've been getting better lately. 5. The 4650 is better than the 230. I wouldn't overclock a notebook unless it was a boutique-manufacturer model, which Sony certainly doesn't fill in. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources : ForumI7-720QM + 230M v P7550 + 4650 - HP Forum$850 CAD (excl. taxes) Gaming laptop ForumLaptop Graphics & CPU Comparison Please help me ForumT6500 vs P7450 ? ForumIntel® Core™ i5-540M Processor Vs Intel® Core™2 Duo Processor P8700 ForumI3-330m Vs Core 2 Duo P8700 ForumT9600 vs P8700 (laptop) ForumAti hd 3670 vs ati hd 4650 ? ForumSONY FW and new FW590 specifically, does it support DDR3 and DDR2 ForumInspiron 1440 processor upgrade ForumAbout laptop processor vs graphic card ForumProcessor Jargon ForumCPU vs GPU on a laptop ForumLaptop integrated graphics card Understanding ForumHow's ATI Mobility HD 4650 ? ForumIs my hardware good enough to play 1080p Movies? ForumQuestion about Intel vs AMD CPU ForumBack light or Inverter? ForumProcessor not running at full speed with speedstep OFF ForumProcessor upgrade in laptop More resources Read discussions in other Laptops & Notebooks categories Battery Acer Asus Dell Hewlett Packard iPad Toshiba Vaio !