Laptop Graphics Cards Help.



Hello, I use a macbook for my everyday computer, but I am looking to buy a cheapish laptop for gaming, Dragon age: Origins will probably be the most demanding (graphics wise) I will be playing as I'm more interested in retro games. When I first started playing this game I had to use low graphic settings as I was using a laptop totally not designed for gaming with the NVidia GeForce 8400M GS. (Also I may have a go on DA3 if any of the following will support it)

Right, now to the options:

- Intel® HD Graphics 4000 with 8gb (4gb + 4gb) RAM and Intel® Core™ i3-2350M Processor (2.30GHz, 3 MB cache)

- AMD Radeon HD 7500G Discrete-Class with 6gb RAM and AMD Dual-Core A6-4455M (2.1 GHz, 2.6 GHz with TurboBoost, 5 GT/s, 1 MB L2 cache memory)

- AMD Radeon HD 6480G Dual GPU, up to 2.98 GB with 6gb DDR3 and AMD Dual-Core A4-3300M (1.9 GHz, 6 MB L3 cache)

- NVIDIA® GeForce® GT 630M with 8gb RAM and 2nd generation Intel® Core™ i3-2350M Processor (3M Cache, 2.30 GHz)

- ATI Mobility Radeon™ HD 5470, 512MB dedicated memory with 4gb RAM and Intel® Core™ i3-330M Processor- 2.13 GHz- 2.5 GT/s DMI- 3 MB Smart Cache

- ATI Radeon HD 4250 with 4gb RAM and Dual-core AMD Athlon™ II X2 P360 Processor- 2.3GHz- 1MB L2 Cache- 1.8 GHZ HT

- Nvidia® Geforce™ G310M with 4gb RAM and Intel® Core™ i5-430M Processor- 2.26 GHz- 2.5 GT/s DMI- 3MB Smart Cache

- ATI Mobility Radeon™ HD 5450 with 4gb RAM and AMD Phenom™ II X2 N620 Processor- 2.8 GHz- 1.8 GHz HT- 2 MB L2 Cache

I know none of these are amazing, but I'm looking for the one which will enable me to play on the highest graphics settings, whilst running at a decent FPS rate on games, probably no more recent than Dragon Age: Origins, thus none of them are top end. I have searched the web for info on these but not a lot is given.

Thanks for any help.


May 28, 2010
Mehhh, I don't think any of them will really cut it that well.. Even high-end gaming laptops have issues running games on max frames sometimes, laptops just aren't meant for gaming :s