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650m DDR3 vs 650m DDR5

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August 2, 2012 1:04:08 PM

Sup folks !

am confused on which to 1 to buy ..

Hpdv6t-7000 or an Asus N56VZ

an i5 3210 with a 2GB DDR5 GT650m or an i7 3610 2GB DDR3 GT650m..
Its for playing BF3 !

awaiting your response

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August 2, 2012 1:09:52 PM

sorry folks .. its gddr3 nd gddr5 comparisons am looking for
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August 2, 2012 1:59:31 PM

Typically, the faster graphics memory does make a difference. I'm not extremely familiar with how BF3 is for CPU vs GPU bottlenecking, but I believe that the better GPU would be a good choice.

Also, it looks like the Asus is DDR3 while the HP is GDDR5.

Can you link the actual notebooks you are looking at? I found the asus with an array of config options, but I'm not finding the HP with an i5 available.
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August 2, 2012 5:35:31 PM

thanks for the reply buddy !
the HP link --- http://www.gaminglaptopsjunky.com/super-deal-hp-pavilio...

I basically have 3 options to choose from .

1. Hp - the one above
2. Y580 with Full HD using the coupon from this http://www.gaminglaptopsjunky.com/ [...] 5-vs-ddr3/
( the 2nd one .. its 500GB hard disk and not 1tb as mentioned )
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3. Asus N56VZ for rnd abt $1000

which one do i buy if money is not an issue

an i5 3210 with 2Gb Gt 650m GDDR5 or an i7 2GB GTX660m or an i7 2GB 650m GDDR3 of asus .

i read most blogs and forums and found that there is nothing much btw 650 and 660x .. So wats the difference btw gddr3 nd gddr5 .. is it a lot ??

it looks lk y580 beats them all but i heard asus is known for gaming nd stuff ..
just compare the 3 models and point ur finger at one
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August 2, 2012 6:08:25 PM

The Lenovo y580 seems to be the best perfomance one, with an i7, better GPU than the other 2, and GDDR5. In general looks like a good deal, and will give better gaming performance than the other two. (Assuming I see the correct y580, your link got parsed wrong http://www.gaminglaptopsjunky.com/lenovo-ideapad-y580-1...). As long as you don't mind spending the extra money for more performance, go for this one. It also appears to be pretty rugged, which is common for lenovo's I believe.

Between the other two, I think the HP should be better gaming. I don't think the i7 will be worth losing the GDDR5 on the GPU. But neither of the two is a bad laptop, and really you could throw the decision either way based on other features you want, quality, or brand preference.

edit: Though the HP looks like it's a 2nd gen i5, which will be a little less powerful and use more battery.
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August 2, 2012 7:32:48 PM

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The GDDR5 is faster. In this case it's not just some different memory, but it really has an impact on performance:
http://www.gaminglaptopsjunky.com/gt-650m-gddr5-vs-ddr3...

The GT 650M is in such a level where is can really benefit from the bandwidth that the GDDR5 allows.


That's a pretty awesome article, I was a little dissapointed where the blank spots fell in the chart, but it looked like the GDDR5 did have a pretty pronounced effect (looking at Mass Effect and Dirt3), woulda liked to see Skyrim on there.

Also, it shows you where the 650m benched in battlefield3 , it's looking pretty battered at 34fps@ 1366×768 high -AA 16xAF on the 650m 2GB GDDR5 model with an I7-3720QM. If you want to play full HD, it appears that it may really be worth the extra $$ for the Lenovo.
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