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The folks on Facebook that suggested "an i3/i5/i7 clocked at least 2.0 GHz" to a friend who only asked what laptop should he get for college (and nothing else) makes me disagree with you.

Sounds like those people are Intel fans. If you asked some of my friends, we'd all tell you to get an AMD proc and save the money. Oh look at that, demographics of the tech industry at play my friend. Nothing more, nothing less. Intel lost big on the consoles, while it isn't a mobile device it's a guaranteed profit return every time. Why do you think they are pushing the IGP? Because the future of tech like that, including mobile devices, is in an all in one package. People who want dedicated solutions is out, people want a well rounded solution. Even Intel knows that and is playing ball. AMD went there first, got the first big deal (consoles) and now has face everywhere. Every console review is an advertisement for AMDs APU, every APU vs APU review currently favors? That's my point. People still have an old mindset, not going to lie. But then again, who uses Facebook?

Anyways, you'll always find people who will say "an i3/i5/i7" no matter what. On a site like this, that isn't a good point. That's like saying the sun goes down and the moon comes up, it's pretty well known that somebody is going to suggest that. When one suggests something, their is always somebody suggesting the other. Life wouldn't be without two sides. Not meaning this has to have two sides, it's just somebody always (seems like it) has a different suggestion. On here, that's guaranteed to happen.
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I have a 4 years old laptop with an i7 720qm, 1.6 GHz.

When I'm watching movies with MS Word, Powerpoint, and Firefox open, CPU usage is around 10-20%.

When I play TF2, average FPS ranges from 30 to 130 depending on how the map was coded, and how many explosion/bullet spam is going on.


The main bottleneck is the HDD though.

Most of that would come from the movies, the Core i3 370m in my laptop sits anywhere from 1% to 20% with Chrome (Lots of tabs) open alongside Word, Foobar2k playing ogg vorbis and the like, but usually is around the 10% mark.
    
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We will see real world reviews soon. The HD4000 couldn't stand a chance against the HD7660D, and considering the HD8670D smashes it I can't see the HD4600 being a rival.

You may argue that APUs are CPU power starved... Truth is, if you are looking for a number crunching monster on a 40-115€ price range, odds are you are doing it wrong. After using one day after day, my beliefs of being so dissipated.

I simply cannot tell the difference between it and my X6 1055T (@3.9) on my daily tasks, which are taking notes, browsing, occasionally playing some Minecraft, and watcing something on Youtube. And it has enough GPU power to keep me entertained between classes/free time, because I can enjoy the majority of games at medium settings with playable framerates.
   
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I simply cannot tell the difference between it and my X6 1055T (@3.9) on my daily tasks, which are taking notes, browsing, occasionally playing some Minecraft, and watcing something on Youtube. And it has enough GPU power to keep me entertained between classes/free time, because I can enjoy the majority of games at medium settings with playable framerates.

I haven't had any kind of speed increase for browsing, etc from a CPU upgrade since I went from a 2Ghz Athlon XP single core to a Pentium Dual Core E2180 @ 2Ghz, doing more than browsing was a small improvement when I went to my E8300 @ 3.6Ghz but since then any CPU upgrades I've gotten are for the few CPU limited games, encoding, compression, etc because otherwise I'd still be running that Core 2.
    
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Actually buldozer was as much improvement over previous series as ivybridge and haswell is shaping to be. That means very little. Unlike piledriver that is pretty awesome upgrade.
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Meh. If they can both play 1080p video then that's all that matters. Neither is ever going to be able to play modern games effectively anyways, so I don't understand why there's an arms race for a niche market of poor people who want to game but can't afford a discrete GPU.
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...Neither is ever going to be able to play modern games effectively anyways...

Uh, I assume you've never seen Trinity benchmarks, or AMD's demonstration of a Trinity laptop playing Dirt 3 on ultra? They can't max modern games at 1080p, but they can most certainly play games with some settings turned down. Also, there are several reasons to want an APU for gaming other than price, such as form factor and power consumption.

You have to love this OCN mentality: that it's impossible to play games at all without a $200+ CPU and $400+ GPU...rolleyes.gif
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Uh, I assume you've never seen Trinity benchmarks, or AMD's demonstration of a Trinity laptop playing Dirt 3 on ultra? They can't max modern games at 1080p, but they can most certainly play games with some settings turned down. Also, there are several reasons to want an APU for gaming other than price, such as form factor and power consumption.

You have to love this OCN mentality: that it's impossible to play games at all without a $200+ CPU and $400+ GPU...rolleyes.gif

Correction, should be:

$500+ CPU and $1000 GPU
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Correction, should be:

$500+ CPU and $1000 GPU

This. Someone was trying to say a HD7970Ghz can't max out virtually every game on the market, new or not...You might not get a near constant 60fps but you don't need that.
    
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