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which laptop should i get?

by steve10765 / July 9, 2012 12:49 PM PDT

Hi guys, I am not sure which laptop is better for gaming, I am on a low budget so please dont say "thats crap you need this "
when I use it for games I wont be running any other tasks other than the game itself, and I dont mean flash games I mean real games. I have searched the web for answers but its to confusing, I was just looking up hyperthreading then decided to ask you about everything. Here are the laptop specs
AMD Dual-Core A6-4400M (3.0GHz/2.6GHz, 1MB L2 Cache) dual core and 6GB 1600MHz DDR3 System Memory (2 Dimm) with 1GB AMD Radeon HD 7670M Graphics $540
I wouldnt mind upgrading to AMD Quad-Core(I DONT KNOW IF IT HAS HYPERTHREADING) A8-4500M (3.0GHz/2.1GHz, 4MB L2 Cache) for a total of $600
VS
3rd generation Intel Core i3-3110M (2.4 GHz, 3MB L3 Cache) dual/quad processor(HAS HYPERTHREADING,GOOD???) and 4GB DDR3 System Memory (1 Dimm) with NVIDIA GeForce GT 630M Graphics with 1GB of dedicated video memory for $580

what should I pick/ why I should pick it? what could i play?

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If you read the reviews.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 9, 2012 7:16 PM PDT

Those that game go for the better GPU. And yes this is a value machine so be happy it will last a year or two.
Bob

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I'm a Intel guy so
by orlbuckeye / July 11, 2012 12:19 AM PDT

I don't know alot about the performance of AMD processors except what i read about. But as far as hyperthreading I can explain. Back in the day of Single core processor each generation of processor would basically have a clock speed higher then the previous generation. Then hyperthreading came about and allowed for multiple task to be processed at the same time. Everyone uses the example of a highway where you have 100 cars going across a 1 mile bridge. example 1 - There is one lane and all 100 cars travel at 65 MPH Example 2 - compared to 5 lanes at 45 MPH. Which would the 100 cars get to the other end faster? My guess is the 5 lanes at a slower speed. Today Intel does make different clock speed processors but for the main stream computer clock speed isn't as important and that is because of hyperthreading.

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