Originally Posted by Shiveron
Yes because I've so far after years and years of working with computers not learned how a cpu works. What is this black magic?
My point still stands. An ivy i5 will outperform the A10 in the CPU department, still easily handle anything but a game as far as graphics, and have as low or even lower power consumption. Any time you're gonna play a game, that 7970 is gonna kick on, and that's literally the only department the 7660 in the A10 will be more useful than an i5 at, and it won't even be used for it. It's a marketing ploy meant to sell gamers on the newest products they can.
Let me explain that guy's logic..
Suppose you can give relative gaming performance numbers, 100 being the baseline for i5 + 7970M..
In other words.. AMD 10 + 7970M = 80 gaming on AC, 25 on battery
i5 + 7970M = 100 gaming on AC, 20 on battery
And some people would much rather have 20% higher battery gaming performance (to AMD's credit, occasionally 50% in a few games), than 25% higher max gaming performance. Why they would spend $1100 on a half-baked system..