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I have been looking at the new SB laptops, and most smaller size ones(~13inch) have either Intel HD3000 Integrated or AMD 6470M Dedicated.

I know the Intel HD3000 is more powerful than previous integrated GPUs, and AMD 6470M is a less powerful dedicated card. Do you guys think the AMD 6470M is worth the $80-90 premium over integrated Intel HD3000?
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If you intend to play a single game beyond CS:S at 800x600 you ought to go for the 6470M.
EDIT: In short, Intel graphics still suck.
 
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If you intend to play a single game beyond CS:S at 800x600 you ought to go for the 6470M.
EDIT: In short, Intel graphics still suck.
I was thinking about playing something like League of Legends lol
I played Warcraft 3 on my Dell laptop with Intel GMA 4500M HD graphic before and it was ok, but never tried LoL...
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get the gpu, it will be worth it. it may not be that beefy, but you will be more content with the fact that you can actually run mine craft smoothly.
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get the gpu, it will be worth it. it may not be that beefy, but you will be more content with the fact that you can actually run mine craft smoothly.
Ah, I guess I might have to get the Sony VAIO S series then. The Toshiba Prestige R835 that I am looking at does not offer anything besides Intel HD3000. The 6470M is a $80 option on the VAIO S(they also offer 6670M but that requires i7 2670QM CPU upgrade...)
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I would definitely say yes.
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Intel Graphics... Umm... Epic fail. Thats how AMD is going to win the laptop market, because Integrated APU (cpu-gpu) on die will still have really bad video performance for intel chips, if you then add in a discrete AMD or Nvidia Video card it will all work fine. (AMD still gets a cut) or if you look at APU coming from AMD..

We will have to wait and see how AMD fusion plays out, if they can get solid performance on one chip.. they will no doubt win the whole laptop market.

In short:
Get the AMD 6470M Dedicated.

AMD 6470M > HD3000
Edited by Killam0n - 4/27/11 at 5:13pm
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