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Originally Posted by Anarion View Post
AMD is better in intergrated graphics
It's not integrated, It is an actual GPU on the CPU die.

To the OP, In raw CPU performance, The i3, In GPU performance, The AMD build, but only by the smallest bit, I highly suggest you get a Llano laptop instead.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16834230091 << $400

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16834131151 << $550
Edited by AMDrocks - 10/5/11 at 4:17am
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I have an amd athlon x2 dual core (2ghz) laptop with radeon 4200 graphics, and my freind has an i3 laptop with intel graphics.

From what i can gather, the radeon graphics are very slightly better, but the i3 is about twice as quick cpu wise. I would go with the i3 given the choice, because the extra cpu grunt is enough to be worth the small trade off in graphics.

Its not like you can do much with a radeon 4200 anyway, this thing barely runs tf2, even with a fps config.
i mean i'm considering another laptop instead of the dual core one. It is phenom II X4 N970 but the laptop weighs about 2.65 kg which i'm not is heavy or not because my current acer one weighs about 2.8kg and it feels heavy in the hand.
post #13 of 23
It really depends on which i3 the laptop uses. If it is second generation i3 then the integrated graphic would be better than HD4250

If 1st gen i3 then HD4250 is slightly better
Edited by ThePath - 10/5/11 at 5:06am
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this is the laptop http://prodimex.ch/pInfos.aspx?CODE=C09X22

1 chf = 1.08 $ and it's price is 488 chf
That is $100 less than what I paid for my 14" i5 laptop with the HD 6470M GPU

edit: I looked over the specs on that link you posted I think you could find something better there is no usb 3.0 the 6470M only has 512MB of ram, mine has 1GB the phenom CPU is not as fast or energy efficient as the i5

I would Look for a laptop with a 2 gen i5 CPU with a AMD or Nvidia GPU or a A6 or A8 APU

BTW here is what WoW looks like on the 6470M




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post #15 of 23
i3 second generation has better integrated graphics and of course don't forget that both i3 old and new are much less energy eater than any amd..
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I have an amd athlon x2 dual core (2ghz) laptop with radeon 4200 graphics, and my freind has an i3 laptop with intel graphics.

From what i can gather, the radeon graphics are very slightly better, but the i3 is about twice as quick cpu wise. I would go with the i3 given the choice, because the extra cpu grunt is enough to be worth the small trade off in graphics.

Its not like you can do much with a radeon 4200 anyway, this thing barely runs tf2, even with a fps config.
I agree with this statement. I buy laptops for my guys at work and have everything from T4500s to AMD V series. The i3s I recently got outpace even my Phenom TriCores (840s) that I have. Can't say much on graphics since they are work laptops but for crunching numbers the i3s are king.
    
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I mean that phenom II X4 cpu consumes (35W) which is same as any intel 2nd gen CPU which is also 35W...so i mean they are consuming the same power since phenom II X4 N970 is also the 2nd generation of amd

but really i would love to get an i5 in that range..
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Get anything with the AMD LLano A6 processor. Will play most of your games fine. I believe there fairly light and energy efficient as well.
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Get anything with the AMD LLano A6 processor. Will play most of your games fine. I believe there fairly light and energy efficient as well.
actually i've not seen a single one with that processor..they are prolly too expensive for me.

So all in all, either get i3 sandy bridge or get i5 on sale. Is that what you guys are suggesting?
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actually i've not seen a single one with that processor..they are prolly too expensive for me.

So all in all, either get i3 sandy bridge or get i5 on sale. Is that what you guys are suggesting?
I have seen laptops with the A6 for as low as $425 but if it's up to the i3 and i5 mobile CPUs they are both 2 core 4 thread CPUs but the i5 is higher clocked and also has turbo to go even faster when if the temps are ok.

Look for a laptop with usb 3.0 and gigabit lan, think about that without one or the other there is no way to move data on and off the laptop at a decent speed
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