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Good CPU+Okay GPU vs Good GPU+Okay CPU

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Hello, I am looking for a decent gaming laptop under $580. I was browsing through Newegg when I saw a couple of laptops that interested me.
I found these two laptops:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834215193 Acer
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834230098 Asus
I just wanted to know if processing power is more important than your video card on a laptop. I've seen some posts about the AMD A8's and the 6620g graphics card that is included in most laptops. I've heard that the A8's bottleneck the 6620g performance. So would it be better to have a greater CPU than GPU for gaming or would it be the other way around? Thanks in advance.
post #2 of 4
It might be a good idea to check to see what kind of performance you can get on games you want to play.
Here is the 520gt on some benchmarks it's same as 6650 on others, 6650 wins.
Look down and click compare to find hd 6650.

http://www.notebookcheck.net/NVIDIA-GeForce-GT-520M.43104.0.html

On the 2 you've picked, the i3 cpu is clock for clock higher than amd but still doesn't help that 520 much.
But a4 can boost to 2.4 and the i3 has no turbo. Either can run many games at average, some pretty good but not much fps on Skyrim.
Edited by P3c4h2 - 1/10/12 at 9:53pm
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Get the Asus... I'm almost certain it has hybrid crossfire that will run laps around the GT 520m.
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Thanks guys. I will play League of Legends the most on this laptop so it works.
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