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Intel Core i5-3210M,2.5GHz, NVIDIA GeForce GT630M vs Intel Core i3-3110M,2.4GHz

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February 24, 2013 11:39:03 AM



Can somebody tell me what to buy better for gaming?

1)Intel Core i5-3210M,2.5GHz, NVIDIA GeForce GT630M beter processor, slower video card

2)Intel Core i3-3110M,2.4GHz, NVIDIA GeForce GT640M slower processor, better video card
I can buy only one of this two models Acer Laptops.

Thanks
February 24, 2013 12:24:31 PM

While the i5-3210M has turboboost to 3.1GHz, it wont make up for the difference in GPU capability between the GT630M and the GT640M. But then, you haven't provided sufficient information (laptop model numbers) since the OEM variations in either of those GPUs can be crippling or enabling in terms of performance. For example, there are variants of the GT630M with 192 cuda cores and GT640M with 144 cuda cores. Not common, but you need to be certain with what your prospective laptop will be equipped. There is also the matter of DDR3 vs GDDR5 memory. Both GPUs can be coupled with either and, of course, you will want the GDDR5 RAM, if available, on the laptop.

So, you have more research to do. Find out (from the ACER website) which RAM is on them and which GPU variant is being used. You specifically need to know whether the GT6x0M is the Kepler or Fermi variant as both GPUs could be either.



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February 24, 2013 12:49:31 PM

Hello, there will be 4GB DDR3 1333MHz in both models Acer Aspire V3-571, 640 is kepler, and 630 is fermi i think.
I heart that in the future i can change processor to the i5 or i7, but i cant change video card in laptop, so maiby better buy 640 card then change processor?
thanks for reply
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February 24, 2013 1:33:37 PM

Both chips can be Kepler or Fermi (thanks a buttload for the confusion on parts naming, NVidia), but the likelihood is that both will be the current standard of Kepler with 96 Cuda cores for the GT630M and 384 Cuda cores for the GT640M.

I think you have the right idea, go with the GT640M.
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February 24, 2013 2:30:42 PM

Go with the 640m the processor will likely not make a difference because the 640m is not powerful enough to cause cpu bottlenecks.
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