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Deleted, seems that I misread something there. biggrin.gif
Edited by Gnomepatrol - 5/26/13 at 8:21am
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I recall trying an interesting laptop that had a rubber keyboard.

Did not want. I don't care about the specs or display, but I absolutely hate rubber keyboards.
Edited by A Bad Day - 5/26/13 at 8:32am
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Why are you video encoding on the go?
on a low power device xD
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A notebook with A4-5000/A6-5200 at the same price as an notebook i3 3217U would have overall better build quality. If A6-5200 lets say costs 80$ and we know that i3 3217U costs 225$ then the difference is 145$, so would an average Joe buy a notebook at has i3 3217U and costs 600$ or a notebook with A6-5200 that has similar performance and costs only 455$.

For 145$ difference, OEM could invest in battery, screen, put an SSD and much more.

You actually believe that, with $400 i3 notebooks being common sightings, OEMS actually pay $225 per i3 chip? Think again.
 
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You actually believe that, with $400 i3 notebooks being common sightings, OEMS actually pay $225 per i3 chip? Think again.
Intel has huge margins on their products still no bulk buy would be around $150 a pop.
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AMD's APU's are awesome imho, built a few PC's with them and really great multimedia / gaming budget PC's. In a couple of years I would be tempted to build one for myself and not bother with dedicated GPU's anymore. Maybe when AMD launch that hybrid APU, the one that powers the PS4 without the Sony mojo.. The way Intel and AMD are improving on integrated GPU's we're only 3-5 years away from not needing dedicated GPU's anymore except for the enthusiast..
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AMD's APU's are awesome imho, built a few PC's with them and really great multimedia / gaming budget PC's. In a couple of years I would be tempted to build one for myself and not bother with dedicated GPU's anymore. Maybe when AMD launch that hybrid APU, the one that powers the PS4 without the Sony mojo.. The way Intel and AMD are improving on integrated GPU's we're only 3-5 years away from not needing dedicated GPU's anymore except for the enthusiast..

I agree that most gamers will be just fine with an APU but for enthusiasts dedicated will always be necessary I assume simply due to how hardware advances. Looking at the game I play the most I don't really need this 6870, as EVE Online doesn't need massive GPU power and in time it will be overtaken easily by the next series of APU's. Despite having a relatively weak CPU the GPU in the next gen consoles is already more powerful than my GPU so only a matter of time before my card is overtaken but of course dedicated video cards will also be far more powerful than APU's.
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I agree that most gamers will be just fine with an APU but for enthusiasts dedicated will always be necessary I assume simply due to how hardware advances. Looking at the game I play the most I don't really need this 6870, as EVE Online doesn't need massive GPU power and in time it will be overtaken easily by the next series of APU's. Despite having a relatively weak CPU the GPU in the next gen consoles is already more powerful than my GPU so only a matter of time before my card is overtaken but of course dedicated video cards will also be far more powerful than APU's.

GDDR5 on mobo, extra cache for CPU due to increased latency, unlimited TDP, watercooling.
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AMD's APU's are awesome imho, built a few PC's with them and really great multimedia / gaming budget PC's. In a couple of years I would be tempted to build one for myself and not bother with dedicated GPU's anymore. Maybe when AMD launch that hybrid APU, the one that powers the PS4 without the Sony mojo.. The way Intel and AMD are improving on integrated GPU's we're only 3-5 years away from not needing dedicated GPU's anymore except for the enthusiast..

Yup, I'd recommend AMD APUs for most people. Very few people need a dedicated GPU, but there are a ton of people that play simple games, watch movies, and do general computing. By going with AMD you get the best IGP, its almost always cheaper, and you don't need a dedicated GPU. Sure there are a minority of people that need to go intel for performance reasons, and another minority that need dedicated GPUs. Hopefully AMD will rebound with their new marketing director, and management changes, because they really do offer great products for a great price.
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I agree that most gamers will be just fine with an APU but for enthusiasts dedicated will always be necessary I assume simply due to how hardware advances. Looking at the game I play the most I don't really need this 6870, as EVE Online doesn't need massive GPU power and in time it will be overtaken easily by the next series of APU's. Despite having a relatively weak CPU the GPU in the next gen consoles is already more powerful than my GPU so only a matter of time before my card is overtaken but of course dedicated video cards will also be far more powerful than APU's.
AMD took role in commercialisation of GDDR5. I haven't seen a successor to GDDR5 yet, thus APU's of 6870's caliber will take some time to set in.
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