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Can't choose between 2 gaming laptops

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Hi,

I'm helping a friend pick a gaming laptop.
Long story short he can get a few laptops pretty cheap and we narrowed it down to 2 possibilities and we can't decide which is better.
Can't really link these specific models to a website so I'll just give you guys the specs if it's altight.

Option 1:

i7-4700MQ (2400~3400 Mhz)
8GB 1600Mhz
GT750M (2048 MB) (non-SLI)

Option 2:

AMD A10 4600M (2300~3200 Mhz)
8GB 1600Mhz
Radeon HD 7970M (2048 MB) (non-Crossfire)

It's kinda hard to pick one because the i7 CPU is handsdown better
But the 7970M is also miles better than the 750M.
After looking at some 3D Mark benchmarks we kinda confirmed this.
So now we have to choose between a crappy CPU or GPU for gaming.
I'm very hesitant to pick one so any input would be really appreciated!
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I'd take the AMD based one

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Originally Posted by amputate View Post

Hi,

I'm helping a friend pick a gaming laptop.
Long story short he can get a few laptops pretty cheap and we narrowed it down to 2 possibilities and we can't decide which is better.
Can't really link these specific models to a website so I'll just give you guys the specs if it's altight.

Option 1:

i7-4700MQ (2400~3400 Mhz)
8GB 1600Mhz
GT750M (2048 MB) (non-SLI)

Option 2:

AMD A10 4600M (2300~3200 Mhz)
8GB 1600Mhz
Radeon HD 7970M (2048 MB) (non-Crossfire)

It's kinda hard to pick one because the i7 CPU is handsdown better
But the 7970M is also miles better than the 750M.
After looking at some 3D Mark benchmarks we kinda confirmed this.
So now we have to choose between a crappy CPU or GPU for gaming.
I'm very hesitant to pick one so any input would be really appreciated!

The question is what games he/she wishes to play. Fire up BF3 multiplayer @64 and the A10 won't be able to max out that 7970M but play The Witcher 2 and the framerate/settings are gonna be way better on the AMD.
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Big thanks for the fast replies!
He's mainly interested in single player games (mostly RPGs even)

He needs the laptop because he's moving around a lot and finds himself without internet most of the time tongue.gif
Edited by amputate - 7/26/13 at 3:24am
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I suppose he can put that 7970M in good use then.
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