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. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources What's a better graphics card, agp 4650 512 ddr3 or agp 4650 1gb ddr2? Forum SolvedWhat is relation of 1333mhz ddr3 with 800 mhz processor Forum What will be if processor's fsb is 1066Mhz but ram will be of DDR3 1333mhz which is suppoerted by motherboard without OC Forum I have a Dell Vostro 3700 with a core i7 processor and 4 Gb DDR3 ram. What one t Forum More resources Read discussions in other Laptops & Notebooks categories Battery Acer Asus Dell Hewlett Packard iPad Toshiba Vaio !