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a b D Laptop
October 12, 2012 7:39:37 PM

Skyrim 7660g+7670m:

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (2011)
low:
33 37 43.2 ~ 38 fps Compare
med.:
27 28.2 33.2 ~ 29 fps Compare
high:
19 21 22.9 ~ 21 fps Compare
ultra:
10 10.1 12 ~ 11 fps Compare
» With most tested laptops playable in detail settings low.

Skyrim 7730m:


The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (2011)
low:
63 fps Compare
med.:
42 fps Compare
ultra:
16 fps Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings med..

Skyrim is a DX9 title, so the performance increase should be the same, roughly, compared to the other DX9 titles you play.
a b D Laptop
October 12, 2012 7:47:57 PM

I game on a laptop with an overclocked 6770m, which can push 7730m-like performance. That laptop replaced an older one with a much crappier GPU (GT 540m) and anything less than what I have now would make me sad face :( 
October 12, 2012 7:53:25 PM

nbelote said:
There's no official list of games, it's run-and-gun, but yes, a 7730m is a much better GPU, it pretty much will thrash that CF solution. In CF mode, the 7670m+7660g may meet the 7730m in some comparisons but not many. The CF solution will also suffer from microstuttering, which may drive you nuts. The dedicated 7730m will not.

The 7700 mobility series is based on the desktop equivalents, just clocked lower, while the 7600 mobility series is based on the old 6XXX mobility and not nearly as good. Here:

http://www.notebookcheck.net/AMD-Radeon-HD-7660G-HD-767...
vs
http://www.notebookcheck.net/AMD-Radeon-HD-7730M.72678....


Also, does the DV6 have a better resolution screen? If it does, you'll want that for sure. I know most people say that it doesn't matter at that size, but I call BS....

Hmm the dv6z has a higher res screen, but then its $650 base. Should i then just get the 7670m? That'd be 700. To get a A10 with it would be another $100.
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a b D Laptop
October 12, 2012 7:55:00 PM

It's your money. You have been provided with real-world performance numbers, now you just need to decide :)  I personally would be happier with a faster GPU with NO microstutter because that crap drives me insane, and the APU+GPU microstutter is slightly worse (to me) than regular Crossfire/SLI. The 7670m alone isn't much worse off than the CF 7670m+7660g, really, but you'd have to live with the microstutter unless you turned off the CF.

At the very least, read over those two links I provided well, so you know what you're getting into. Here's one for the standard 7670m standing alone:

http://www.notebookcheck.net/AMD-Radeon-HD-7670M.69483....
October 12, 2012 10:47:52 PM

nbelote said:
It's your money. You have been provided with real-world performance numbers, now you just need to decide :)  I personally would be happier with a faster GPU with NO microstutter because that crap drives me insane, and the APU+GPU microstutter is slightly worse (to me) than regular Crossfire/SLI. The 7670m alone isn't much worse off than the CF 7670m+7660g, really, but you'd have to live with the microstutter unless you turned off the CF.

At the very least, read over those two links I provided well, so you know what you're getting into. Here's one for the standard 7670m standing alone:

http://www.notebookcheck.net/AMD-Radeon-HD-7670M.69483....


Yeah that site notebookcheck.net is really helpful. I think i'm gonna get the A8 with the 7730m for $625. Though i kind of do want to upgrade to the 1080p sreen and get the 7670m and A6. Will that preform well? I obviously would down the graphics and not go 1080p with the weak a6 and 7670m, but maybe 720p
October 13, 2012 5:37:43 AM

Somebody said that the integrated GPU in the A10 is much better than the A8 and A6. Is it better to spend 50 bucks upgrading from a8 to a10 or from 7670m to 7730m?
October 15, 2012 4:21:08 PM

Just ordered the Lenovo Z585 for $550 with the A10 and 7660m. Can't wait till it come. Is it really supposed to preform as well as the dedicated GT630m card? That's crazy
October 18, 2012 6:00:09 PM

Just got the z585 yesterday. It's amazing. Great build quality, all metal lid and inside. The trackpad is huge and gets in the way of typing a bit but is awesomely big. I can render multiple frames simultaneously in after effects due to the quad core and 6gb ram. I can run TF2 with maxed out settings 16x filtering antiscopic and 8x antialiasing with very high texturing and modeling details. I get an average of 40fps in large servers but it can get as high as like 100fps. Its crazy how this integrated graphics card preforms better than the one on my desktop.

Thank you guys so much for recommending this processor and all the information about it.
October 28, 2012 12:27:49 AM

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