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Intel Core i7-2620M 2.7GHz + Radeon HD 6470M 512MB (or similar discrete cards)
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Llano A8?

How do these compare? Any benchmarks around showing them competing?
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A8 has about the graphics power of 6650, so it should be better for gaming.
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post #3 of 25
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Originally Posted by ronnin426850 View Post
A8 has about the graphics power of 6650, so it should be better for gaming.
Would love to see the 2 types of laptops compared in a review with power consumption, and cpu bound tests as well as gpu bound tests.
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post #4 of 25
Actually I retract my statement. A8 has a 6550 GPU (not 6650 as I said earlier), and also some bandwidth issues when utilizing both CPU and GPU cores, so maybe the i7 + GPU would be better. But 6470 is quite a poor card, really.
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Im going with the APU on this one.

And it would be cheaper to do the APU and get the discrete 6650 or whatever for dual graphics.
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Here's the best comparisson I could dig:
http://www.techspot.com/review/418-a...pu/page12.html

You can see the 6450 being more tha 2 times slower, 6470 should be about 2 times slower than the APU...
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post #7 of 25
Quote:
Originally Posted by ronnin426850 View Post
Here's the best comparisson I could dig:
http://www.techspot.com/review/418-a...pu/page12.html

You can see the 6450 being more tha 2 times slower, 6470 should be about 2 times slower than the APU...
So the APU is about the same as a 5570. And if you do dual graphics with the highest supported discrete gpu, and overclocks, it would game quite well.
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So the APU is about the same as a 5570. And if you do dual graphics with the highest supported discrete gpu, and overclocks, it would game quite well.
Yes,but I think OP is talking about a laptop, so no discrete GPU or overclocks
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post #9 of 25
Quote:
Originally Posted by ronnin426850 View Post
Yes,but I think OP is talking about a laptop, so no discrete GPU or overclocks
Oh darn, I didn't see the section.
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Yes,but I think OP is talking about a laptop, so no discrete GPU or overclocks
Yup and the I7 is a mobile variant. And that benchmark, wow. Shame they didn't pit the A8 against the mobile variants there. Would love to see how those compare. Wait is this the laptop Llano based chip? Or are they the same thing...
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