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Hey all, like the title says I'm thinking of getting a new AMD APU laptop to game on and replace my aging Alienware m11x circa 2010. The m11x has a 335m GPU and obviously I'm looking for something stronger which I believe Richland is. The new Richland refresh is looking promising (by my calculations the desktop variant should have as much GPU power as a 6670 ddr3, toms hardware's lowest reccomended GPU). Will the laptop variant be as powerful? Also, has anyone seen any gaming benchmarks for the new moble Richland APU's or the trinity predecessor?
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A budget is required for us to help you out the best. ^_^ I'd recommend the GX60 if you were really dead set on AMD. Either that or the GX70... The latter has the Richland APU, the A10-5750, paired with an 8970M... though that might be a little overkill. tongue.gif

There's a GX60 model that has the same config and it's running for around $1200 which isn't half bad for the price. :3
     
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A budget is required for us to help you out the best. ^_^ I'd recommend the GX60 if you were really dead set on AMD. Either that or the GX70... The latter has the Richland APU, the A10-5750, paired with an 8970M... though that might be a little overkill. tongue.gif

There's a GX60 model that has the same config and it's running for around $1200 which isn't half bad for the price. :3

Hey thanks for replying. I was considering the Gx60 but after someone on this site who has it told me about it (no user serviceable parts and impossible to overclock at all) I decided against it. I was hoping to get a laptop with just the integrated APU graphics because it would be cheaper and I wasn't looking to spend more than $600.
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Hey thanks for replying. I was considering the Gx60 but after someone on this site who has it told me about it (no user serviceable parts and impossible to overclock at all) I decided against it. I was hoping to get a laptop with just the integrated APU graphics because it would be cheaper and I wasn't looking to spend more than $600.

Fair enough.

The GX60 does have user-serviceable parts, the CPU and GPU can be interchanged... So, I'm not entirely sure where you heard that. tongue.gif If at all possible, I'd wait to see what Richland has to offer. They're supposed to hit the market relatively soon and the GPU boost is supposed to be fairly nice.
     
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Fair enough.

The GX60 does have user-serviceable parts, the CPU and GPU can be interchanged... So, I'm not entirely sure where you heard that. tongue.gif If at all possible, I'd wait to see what Richland has to offer. They're supposed to hit the market relatively soon and the GPU boost is supposed to be fairly nice.

The guy I talked to told me that any OC is BIOS locked and I believe that I saw the inability to change out parts when Toms hardware reviewed the gx60. (They had a pic of a big sticker saying "warranty void of removed" on the bottom).
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