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intel 450m vs 430m for gaming


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#1 aasims

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Posted 20 August 2010 - 04:37 PM

I am looking for a gaming laptop thats between $1000-1100. I am confused between whether to buy the 450m or the 430m. I want to be able to play games like COD, assassins creed2,battlefield bad company2, justcause2, crysis2,batman arkham asylum and all other most common fps shooter games on preferbly medium to high settings. All i dont know is which proccesor to buy 450m or 430m. 430m is older than 450m by 3 months. Most laptops nowadays I see are coming with 430m so I get scared thinking that 450m is not good but on the other hand i also think that 450m is newer so it might take somew time for more laptops to come out.
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Posted 23 August 2010 - 07:51 PM

They are exactly the same except for two things.
-450m is clocked at 2.4Ghz while 430m is clocked at 2.26Ghz
-they support different cpu sockets

the second difference is not important unless you are like building your own laptop or something.
You're right, the 450m is just a newer version, clocked at a higher clock rate. So, yes, it will be faster for gaming, but I am not sure how much of a difference it will make. Either one will be fine for gaming, but a good processor will be bottlenecked by a bad graphics card. You want to consider the graphics card as much as the cpu, if not more.

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Posted 12 October 2010 - 01:43 AM

The games you mentioned are pretty hardcore, so i recommend get a really good graphics cards.

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