Originally Posted by splinterize
Actually I think that it is very relevant. You can game on a amd apu at 1080p.
Just keep in mind that we're talking about a 120$ chip here, not a 250$ i5 with a 450$ GPU. If OP wanted to play the latest games maxed out he wouldnt be asking about the 5800k.
Yes, I realize that. But I never said anything about maxing out games. Perhaps I worded myself wrong.
The problem here is that it's not even a matter of maxing out the latest games, running some of them on low will be a hard feat for the 5800K . That's why I have (multiple times I think) asked the OP for some details about which games he intends to play?
Because right now I have to say: newer games @ 1080p on low settings/ DX11 = barely (and depending on the game of course).
If I tell him it'll game fine @ 1080p and he buys it (+ an FM2 motherboard) then jumps into a BF3 64 man action (worst-case scenario
) and suddenly finds himself watching a slideshow ... well, then I think he wouldn't like me very much?
If that is what he wants to do then he should perhaps up the budget, cut costs elsewhere and get himself a 6300 and a cheap AM3+ board (because the 5800k is end of the line on the FM1 platform) + discrete GPU.
However, if he wants to have some fun in GW2 or TF2 or CS:GO, LoL then by all means, get that 5800k and enjoy it. In that scenario it's great performance for the money !
I hope I made my opinion a bit clearer now.
Also I don't see the point in the laptop, you'll max out the 7660D before the CPU in most games so there's no point in getting something slower GPU-wise to get a better CPU. Something that can't be upgraded nevertheless, and I have a feeling you will have a bad time getting rid of it if you decide to sell it off.Edited by Bloitz - 1/20/13 at 7:01am