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I want to buy a new laptop, but not sure which processor (and graphics) would be the best.


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Which processor do you think is best?

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#1 whitey86

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Posted 13 May 2012 - 02:29 PM

I want to buy a new laptop, but not sure which processor (and graphics) would be the best.

The 1.4 GHZ AMD Quad-Core A6-3400M APU processor with the AMD Radeon HD 6520G Dual GPU (up to 2.98 GB) graphics
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The 2.2 GHz Intel Core i3-2330M processor with the Intel HD (up to 1.92 GB total memory) graphics

Here are the specs for the AMD laptop: http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?cc=uk&lc=en&dlc=en&docname=c03072318
Here are the specs for the Intel laptop: http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?cc=uk&lc=en&dlc=en&docname=c03120825

The rest of the laptop is exactly the same. They are nearly the same cost and I will be using it for graphic design, web design and development (so it needs to run Adobe CS5 comfortably), watching films, office work etc… (all at the same time!) :)

It doesn’t have to be one of these laptops but I’ve seen them and like the look of them. I want a laptop for under £500, 17” screen (or 15” with full HD), HDMI, VGA, USB’s etc… and low fan noise (as my current one is very loud) especially when I am using lots of processing power!

So, which processor is best or does anyone have any other suggestions?


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Posted 15 May 2012 - 02:50 PM

Anyone?!

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Posted 16 May 2012 - 07:53 AM

It's kind of a trade off here, the AMD has far more superior graphics then Intel's solution but the processing performance of the Intel is much faster then the AMD's.

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Posted 16 May 2012 - 08:30 AM

Hi Michael,

Thank you for your reply.

Would the Intel HD graphics be better than my current laptop "Intel Graphics Media Accelerator X3100 - Mobile Intel® 965 Express Chipset Family"

If the Intel is much faster than the AMD and the graphics aren't worse than I have already then I might get the Intel.

But what about the AMD being a quad core? Doesn't that make that faster?! I don't really know much about quad core!

Thanks

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Posted 17 May 2012 - 05:39 AM

Would the Intel HD graphics be better than my current laptop "Intel Graphics Media Accelerator X3100 - Mobile Intel® 965 Express Chipset Family"

I believe Intel HD Graphics are superior, but please don't quote me on that as I'm not that familiar with integrated GPUs.

But what about the AMD being a quad core? Doesn't that make that faster?! I don't really know much about quad core!

AMD's CPU has 4 cores as opposed to Intel Core i3's 2 cores and this by itself might give AMD an advantage, the important thing to keep in mind here however is that each of the i3's cores are faster-per-core than AMD's: Each core in the i3 will process more data than an AMD core will within a set span of time. Consequently, unless you multitask a lot (and I mean a lot!) and/or run software specifically designed to take full advantage of all 4 cores you are much more likely to find the Core i3 faster for general performance needs.

An easy to understand analogy is whether you'd like to have 2 sports cars (Intel Core i3) or 4 sedans (AMD). You can haul much more stuff with 4 sedans, but unless you actively use that capacity you'd have been much better off with the 2 sports cars for their better speed.

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Posted 18 May 2012 - 04:32 AM

The HD3000 graphics is definitely faster then the X3150. Generally, the more cores sometimes doesn't translate into faster performance then a dual core. It's just Intel's Sandy Bridge architecture is a lot more advanced.

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Posted 07 July 2012 - 05:19 PM

After all this I decided to get an Intel Core i7! :)

Thanks for all the help though!

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Posted 09 July 2012 - 08:26 PM

After all this I decided to get an Intel Core i7! :)

Thanks for all the help though!

Nice!

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System1: CPU- Intel Core i7-5820K @ 4.4GHz, CPU Cooler- Noctua NH-D14, RAM- G.Skill Ripjaws 16GB Kit(4Gx4) DDR3 2133MHz, SSD/HDD- Samsung 850 EVO 250GB/Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB/Seagate Barracuada 3TB, GPU- 2x EVGA GTX980 Superclocked @1360/MHz1900MHz, Motherboard- Asus X99 Deluxe, Case- Custom Mac G5, PSU- EVGA P2-1000W, Soundcard- Realtek High Definition Audio, OS- Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
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