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#1 midou1994

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Posted 25 January 2013 - 03:59 AM

Hi,


I just want to know some information about AMD`s APU

I understand that this is putting the CPU and graphics card in one block but how is the different from Intels HD Graphics..

Also integrated graphics means uses Ram for Memory and has it own Processor on the motherboard right?

but in case of a few AMD machines its written 512Mb and the processor name so,, what does this mean?

what happens when we put a dedicated graphics card in.....
what happens to the integrated graphics card like AMD one with 512 MB??



Also Many Websites and People continue to say that AMD heats up and consumes more power when Compared to intel is this true?

I have gone through a few pages regarding APU like this one
http://www.geek.com/articles/chips/what-is-an-apu-2011018/

So will be grateful if other experts throw some light.....


Each page I visit is either biased to Intel or AMD

Some claim that Intel 3rd Gen core i7 will surely loose against AMD Axx series when it comes to Graphics and Performance so, hoping for unbiased answers

am not really planning to buy a lappy or build a new PC but just wish to know which is better.....

Also I wish to know If it better to use the laptop on Ac or battery
i.e.
Will running the Laptop on Direct power reduce battery life??
and cause it to heat more?


Edited by hamluis, 12 February 2013 - 02:35 PM.
Moved from Buying New Computer - Hamluis.

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#2 killerx525

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Posted 25 January 2013 - 06:20 PM

I can answer some of your questions and some i can't. The graphics chip itself use to be built into the motherboard's northbridge but now they in the CPU itself like the APU. When a dedicated graphics card is placed in, the integrated graphics is basically disabled. Currently the AMD FX series does consume more power and runs hotter then a Intel CPU at this point of time. A Intel Core i7 will destroy a AMD APU in CPU tasks but in graphics performance that's where the APU will thrash the Intel HD graphics. It's best to run the laptop without the battery if the laptop doesn't go anywhere and the advantage of that is you save the battery life of it and it reduces heat. Also what do you mean by "but in case of a few AMD machines its written 512Mb and the processor name so,, what does this mean?"?

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Posted 25 January 2013 - 11:48 PM

Hi thanks for replying

what I meant was Intel HD graphics shares memoru from Ram nut does the AMD APU Have its own Separate Memory I saw page for a Hp Laptop Which Showed a Dedicated and integrated graphics card

But the integrated one had separate memory..
I`m not sure If i made correct sense of the details they put in the page

http://www.flipkart.com/hp-pavilion-g6-2313ax-laptop-apu-quad-core-a10-6gb-1tb-dos-2-5gb-graph/p/itmdh954sn9dchzf?pid=COMDH93QMXNH7U2W&ref=8911ff39-cffc-48fd-8af3-b643228f11ae
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Posted 30 January 2013 - 09:40 AM

hi In Graphics segment the integrated graphics has around 512MB how is this different from Intel Hd?
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