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This will make no difference, they'll still intentionally cripple AMD products and price them equally to better performing Intel parts just to entice people to buy Intel.

To hell with HP and the rest of them.

Disagree, I'd take a $500 APU Carrizo for gaming anyday over any of intel's hd graphics. Especially when you add in Freesync and DX12 games that will benefit quite a lot.
    
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Disagree, I'd take a $500 APU Carrizo for gaming anyday over any of intel's hd graphics. Especially when you add in Freesync and DX12 games that will benefit quite a lot.

This.

A higher tier APU from AMD with FreeSync should run circles around Intel's HD Graphics in the laptops. Even if the Intel product gets out a few more FPS, the VRR on the APU will easily offset that. A VRR gaming experience is worth a few extra frames.
    
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This will make no difference, they'll still intentionally cripple AMD products and price them equally to better performing Intel parts just to entice people to buy Intel.

To hell with HP and the rest of them.

Disagree, I'd take a $500 APU Carrizo for gaming anyday over any of intel's hd graphics. Especially when you add in Freesync and DX12 games that will benefit quite a lot.

I never said AMD chips were bad for gaming, which is why I bought an A8-6410 laptop over an Intel i3-4020Y or similar chip. As I'm not a Cinebench warrior I'd rather have four cores than two.

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This.

A higher tier APU from AMD with FreeSync should run circles around Intel's HD Graphics in the laptops. Even if the Intel product gets out a few more FPS, the VRR on the APU will easily offset that. A VRR gaming experience is worth a few extra frames.
The best thing is - you only need the "updated" screen. So long as it has HDMI 1.4b any retrospective apu can take advantage of it, so long as it is GCN architecture since there are none pre 1.2 GCN apu:)
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This.

A higher tier APU from AMD with FreeSync should run circles around Intel's HD Graphics in the laptops. Even if the Intel product gets out a few more FPS, the VRR on the APU will easily offset that. A VRR gaming experience is worth a few extra frames.
The best thing is - you only need the "updated" screen. So long as it has HDMI 1.4b any retrospective apu can take advantage of it, so long as it is GCN architecture since there are none pre 1.2 GCN apu:)

Beema is GCN 1.1.

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Beema is GCN 1.1.
Well, you cannot upgrade the screen on a laptop. Better to get a new model.biggrin.gif
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Well, you cannot upgrade the screen on a laptop. Better to get a new model.biggrin.gif

If I wasn't so happy with it I would but this thing will last me several years to come.

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If these laptops all have FX-8800P APUs in them in combination with a dedicated GPU, no thank you, but I would take one with a skylake CPU and dedicated AMD GPU.

FX-8800P APU only and at a good enough price, maybe.
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These laptops better have a 1080p screen and dual channel memory at minimum.
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These laptops better have a 1080p screen and dual channel memory at minimum.

They do now, so no reason to not expect it in the future.
    
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