Dual-graphics performance vs Single GPU performance

tantawi1992

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Mar 20, 2012
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Hello, which laptop will perform better in gaming?

AMD A8-3520M processor with AMD Radeon HD 6620G 7690M Dual Graphics

OR

Intel Core i5-2450M processor with AMD Radeon HD 7690M XT

Details:
Both are 6GB DDR3 RAMs with 5400 rpm and dedicated video memory.

The first one is this:
http://www.futureshop.ca/en-CA/product/hewlett-packard-hp-pavilion-15-6-amd-a8-3520m-quad-core-laptop-dv6-6c40ca-black-dv6-6c40ca/10190010.aspx?path=dbab9cde3a7a8aba834e3ddbc12b7f22en02

the second one is this:
http://www.futureshop.ca/en-CA/product/hewlett-packard-hp-pavilion-15-6-intel-core-i5-2450m-laptop-dv6-6c50ca-dark-umber-dv6-6c50ca/10193116.aspx


your help is greatly appreciated folks, I'm in a time squeeze to get a new laptop and can't choose between the two.
Thanks a bunch :)
 

Psyoptic

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Apr 16, 2012
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Both GPU's are not the same.
The Radeon HD 7690XT is rated better over the Radeon HD 7690 by 15% according to NotebookCheck

The AMD A8-3520M is rated #21 for current CPU's, and the i5-2450M is rated at #13

So, the i5-2450M + Radeon HD 7690XT is better rated in both CPU and GPU standings.

I was actually thinking about getting that setup myself, but I am really hoping to find a

i7-2760QM
or
i7-2860QM with at least an upper Class 2 GPU like the Radeon HD 7690XT or better for around $1000.00

So far all I've found with the i7-2760QMs are the Nvidia GeForce 540M's around $850, and I just don't think it'll be enough for high settings 2 or 3 years down the road.

It's a late response no doubt, but I'm sure people are buying these laptops.