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 I7-720QM + 230M v P7550 + 4650 - HP Forum $850 CAD (excl. taxes) Gaming laptop Forum Laptop Graphics & CPU Comparison Please help me Forum T6500 vs P7450 ? Forum Intel® Core™ i5-540M Processor Vs Intel® Core™2 Duo Processor P8700 Forum I3-330m Vs Core 2 Duo P8700 Forum T9600 vs P8700 (laptop) Forum Ati hd 3670 vs ati hd 4650 ? Forum SONY FW and new FW590 specifically, does it support DDR3 and DDR2 Forum Inspiron 1440 processor upgrade Forum About laptop processor vs graphic card Forum Processor Jargon Forum CPU vs GPU on a laptop Forum Laptop integrated graphics card Understanding Forum How's ATI Mobility HD 4650 ? Forum Is my hardware good enough to play 1080p Movies? Forum Question about Intel vs AMD CPU Forum Back light or Inverter? Forum Processor not running at full speed with speedstep OFF Forum Processor upgrade in laptop Forum More resources Read discussions in other Laptops & Notebooks categories Battery Acer Asus Dell Hewlett Packard iPad Toshiba Vaio !