Originally Posted by Kand
Graphics score, what about CPU score?
It's a mobile CPU. You're not going to be running a web server or doing extreme CAD work or video encoding on it. You might game however...GPU performance is much
more relevant in the mobile sector unless we're comparing Atoms.
Originally Posted by Cloudfire777
People easily forget that a lot of games are not just GPU bound, but also is highly dependent on the CPU as well. Which is why I said that people with dedicated graphic cards should buy Intel.
Depends on the price, for example if you can get a HD7870m with AMD but only a HD7770m with the Intel then the AMD would generally be faster.
Originally Posted by born2bwild
I've said this many times before, and I will say it again: the number of people that use their laptops for document productivity, media creation and other cpu-intensive tasks far outweighs the number of people who do heavy gaming on a laptop
. Besides, most gaming occurs on consoles, handheld devices and desktop gaming pcs, in that order.
The amount of people that actually have CPU-Intensive versions of those tasks is extremely small. Document productivity can be limited by the CPU, except if its a smallish Excel doc then it'll run fine on anything this side of a Core 2 Duo.
Originally Posted by Rubers
£30 Intel Celeron G530 performs better than a Core2Duo E8400 and has HD2000 graphics. If you want a cheap desktop Intel is also a viable option
For high-end, AMD is a viable option. Doesn't mean it's the best.
Originally Posted by PostalTwinkie
It is amazing how low a SandyBridge processor, or other Intel processors with Speed Step, will clock themselves. As of right now my processor is sitting at 1596mhz, and it hovers right around that with just about everything done on this system aside from gaming. Web browsing, e-mail, business related tasks, etc require next to no power on a system. That is why AMD is so appealing in laptops with their APU right now. They have plenty of power for the day to day and with the ability to xfire with a mild discrete card for decent gaming performance, there is no reason to spend a boat load of money.
Yep, right now my FX-4170 is at 1409Mhz and running perfectly fine. I don't even notice it clock up to 4.8Ghz most of the time.
Originally Posted by jtom320
Who plays games on a laptop? I'll continue to use my laptop for work related applications while you have a sub-par BF3 experience at low non-native resolutions.
I mean seriously what kind of question is that? I have spreadsheets open all the time on my laptop.
And now I got another guy telling me to buy a P4 model. Great idea. Not sure how I'm going to take that 24 inch CRT on the plane or how that laptop is going to give me six hours of battery life for my whole trip but hey that's not important.
While I agree about the guy with the P4 model...You may have spreadsheets open all the time, but are they actually using even 25% of the CPU? Most people don't do the Excel productivity you see on Anandtechs benches..They have a few simple addition, multiplication, etc sums that ran fine on a P3 and runs fine albeit a little bit faster now.