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Which of these two setups will run games better overall?

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Which list of hardware specs will run games better at 720p, with mixed low and medium details?

Games List:
Battlefield 3
Tomb Raider 2013
NFS: Most Wanted 2012
Crysis 2
Borderlands 2

Intel Core i5 460M 2.53GHz Dual-Core CPU w/ HyperThreading
NVIDIA GeForce GT 425M 1GB GDDR3 GPU
4GB DDR3 533MHz RAM


Intel Core 2 Duo P8700 2.53GHz Dual-Core CPU
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260M 1GB GDDR3 GPU
6GB DDR2 800MHz RAM
   
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AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition 3.4GHz Quad-... MSI 970A-G46 CrossFire/SLI AM3/AM3+ ATX Motherb... Sapphire Radeon HD 7870 XT 2GB GDDR5 Graphics Card 4 x 2GB G.SKILL Ripjaws X-Series DDR3 1333MHz M... 
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1TB Seagate Barracuda 7200RPM 3.5" Internal Har... 1TB Seagate GoFlex USB External Hard Drive Arctic Cooling Freezer XTREME Rev.2 Aftermarket... 200mm Thermaltake Fan 
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2 x 120mm Thermaltake Blue LED Fan 2 x 90mm Thermaltake Blue LED Fan 90mm Thermaltake Fan Corsair TX-950 950W 80 PLUS Bronze Enthusiast P... 
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Thermaltake Armor VA8000B Series Full-ATX Tower NZXT 2mm Red LED Case Lights Kit 
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
Intel Core i5-540M 2.53GHz Dual-Core Processor ATI/AMD Mobility Radeon HD 5850M 1GB GDDR5 Grap... 2 x 2GB DDR3 Memory Kit Toshiba 500GB 7200RPM Hard Drive 
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1TB Seagate Barracuda 7200RPM 3.5" Internal Har... 1TB Seagate GoFlex USB External Hard Drive Arctic Cooling Freezer XTREME Rev.2 Aftermarket... 200mm Thermaltake Fan 
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2 x 120mm Thermaltake Blue LED Fan 2 x 90mm Thermaltake Blue LED Fan 90mm Thermaltake Fan Corsair TX-950 950W 80 PLUS Bronze Enthusiast P... 
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Thermaltake Armor VA8000B Series Full-ATX Tower NZXT 2mm Red LED Case Lights Kit 
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I can't imagine an un-overclocked Core2Duo ever beating an i5. I can barely imagine an overclocked Core2Duo beating an i5.
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I can't imagine an un-overclocked Core2Duo ever beating an i5. I can barely imagine an overclocked Core2Duo beating an i5.

Yes, I realize the Core 2 Duo P8700 isn't as powerful as the Core i5 460M, but will there be a noticeable drop in framerate in games choosing the laptop with the P8700 over the i5 with the games I've listed? I'm more wondering if the GTX 260M will perform better than the GT 425M, and if the GTX 260M will make up for loss of performance on the CPU side of things over the i5 + GT 425M setup.
   
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AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition 3.4GHz Quad-... MSI 970A-G46 CrossFire/SLI AM3/AM3+ ATX Motherb... Sapphire Radeon HD 7870 XT 2GB GDDR5 Graphics Card 4 x 2GB G.SKILL Ripjaws X-Series DDR3 1333MHz M... 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingCooling
1TB Seagate Barracuda 7200RPM 3.5" Internal Har... 1TB Seagate GoFlex USB External Hard Drive Arctic Cooling Freezer XTREME Rev.2 Aftermarket... 200mm Thermaltake Fan 
CoolingCoolingCoolingPower
2 x 120mm Thermaltake Blue LED Fan 2 x 90mm Thermaltake Blue LED Fan 90mm Thermaltake Fan Corsair TX-950 950W 80 PLUS Bronze Enthusiast P... 
CaseOther
Thermaltake Armor VA8000B Series Full-ATX Tower NZXT 2mm Red LED Case Lights Kit 
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
Intel Core i5-540M 2.53GHz Dual-Core Processor ATI/AMD Mobility Radeon HD 5850M 1GB GDDR5 Grap... 2 x 2GB DDR3 Memory Kit Toshiba 500GB 7200RPM Hard Drive 
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Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingCooling
1TB Seagate Barracuda 7200RPM 3.5" Internal Har... 1TB Seagate GoFlex USB External Hard Drive Arctic Cooling Freezer XTREME Rev.2 Aftermarket... 200mm Thermaltake Fan 
CoolingCoolingCoolingPower
2 x 120mm Thermaltake Blue LED Fan 2 x 90mm Thermaltake Blue LED Fan 90mm Thermaltake Fan Corsair TX-950 950W 80 PLUS Bronze Enthusiast P... 
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Thermaltake Armor VA8000B Series Full-ATX Tower NZXT 2mm Red LED Case Lights Kit 
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
Intel Core i5-540M 2.53GHz Dual-Core Processor ATI/AMD Mobility Radeon HD 5850M 1GB GDDR5 Grap... 2 x 2GB DDR3 Memory Kit Toshiba 500GB 7200RPM Hard Drive 
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Originally Posted by Jeff78 View Post

I can't imagine an un-overclocked Core2Duo ever beating an i5. I can barely imagine an overclocked Core2Duo beating an i5.

Yes, I realize the Core 2 Duo P8700 isn't as powerful as the Core i5 460M, but will there be a noticeable drop in framerate in games choosing the laptop with the P8700 over the i5 with the games I've listed? I'm more wondering if the GTX 260M will perform better than the GT 425M, and if the GTX 260M will make up for loss of performance on the CPU side of things over the i5 + GT 425M setup.
I think this is a case of going to the bigger the number (260m vs 425m) will say it all? (Not too sure XD)
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Kingston SSDNow 120GB M.2 Seagate Constellation ES 2TB OCZ Agility III 60GB Seagate Freeplay 1TB 
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Enermax UCTP12P 120mm x 5 Phanteks U-Type Black Windows 10 Pro Samsung 27" Curved S27D590C 
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SKHynix 2gb DDR3 (1600Mhz) Sandisk X110 128gb Latitude E6230 Stock Cooler | Antec Formula 7 Windows 10 Insider Preview 
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1366x768 @ 60Hz Latitude E6230 EN-GB Qwerty Keyboard Dell Extended 66600mWh Latitude E6230 Touchpad 
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IDT High Definition Audio CODEC 
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Intel Core I5 3427U Panasonic CF-AX2 Intel HD 4000 Series 4GB 1333Mhz DDR3L 
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128GB Samsung P830 M-Sata SSD Stock Cooler Windows 10 Pro Remix OS 
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Kingston SSDNow 120GB M.2 Seagate Constellation ES 2TB OCZ Agility III 60GB Seagate Freeplay 1TB 
CoolingCoolingOSMonitor
Enermax UCTP12P 120mm x 5 Phanteks U-Type Black Windows 10 Pro Samsung 27" Curved S27D590C 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Madcatz Eclipse V5 OCZ Core-X-Stream Series 500W Zalman Z11 Plus Corsair SABRE RGB 
Mouse PadAudioOtherOther
Strix Glide Gaming Pad Corsair Void 7.1 Ikea Corner Desk ThrustMaster T-Flight Hotas X 
Other
Xbox 360 Wireless Gaming Reciever 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel I3 3110M Latitude E6230 Mainboard (CPU Integrated)  Intel HD 4000 Series SKHynix 2gb DDR3 (1600Mhz) 
RAMHard DriveCoolingOS
SKHynix 2gb DDR3 (1600Mhz) Sandisk X110 128gb Latitude E6230 Stock Cooler | Antec Formula 7 Windows 10 Insider Preview 
MonitorKeyboardPowerMouse
1366x768 @ 60Hz Latitude E6230 EN-GB Qwerty Keyboard Dell Extended 66600mWh Latitude E6230 Touchpad 
Audio
IDT High Definition Audio CODEC 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core I5 3427U Panasonic CF-AX2 Intel HD 4000 Series 4GB 1333Mhz DDR3L 
Hard DriveCoolingOSOS
128GB Samsung P830 M-Sata SSD Stock Cooler Windows 10 Pro Remix OS 
MonitorKeyboardPowerMouse
1366x768 10.1" Touchscreen @ 60Hz Panasonix CF-AX2 EN-GB Qwerty Keyboard Panasonic 29520mWh Panasonic CF-AX2 Touchpad 
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The 425M seems to be the faster GPU overall according to this. Either way you will be playing at lower settings so the CPU would help more than it would on traditional setups.
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I would go with the i5. I believe the 260m is faster but the 425m should have dx11 support and an i5 should reduce any CPU bottlenecks. CPU bottlenecks are far worse for a laptop because unlike with a gpu bottleneck, reducing settings provides no help whatsoever.
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Corsair HX850 Coolermaster HAF 932 
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Intel SU7300 Core2Duo 1.6 Ghz Alienware OEM Nvidia 335m 8 GB PNY memory 
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8GB Crucial Ballistix Sport 1600mhz Samsung 470 SSD Corsair H80i Windows 7 64 Bit Home Premium 
PowerCase
Corsair HX850 Coolermaster HAF 932 
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Intel SU7300 Core2Duo 1.6 Ghz Alienware OEM Nvidia 335m 8 GB PNY memory 
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Samsing 840 SSD Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit Generic PNP monitor @ 75hz 
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