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Old April 15, 2012, 05:44 AM
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I've used notebookcheck.net but I would be glad if some of you would comment on these laptop GPU's as I'm not sure how much you can actually trust that site and since I have some questions.

The GPU's are the Nvidia GeForce GT 630M 1GB, the AMD Radeon HD7670 1GB and the AMD Radeon HD6755G2 1GB.

So how good are they for games like Diablo 3, Starcraft 2 and League of Legends? Which is the best?

Also, how should I take it if the description reads "dual graphics" after the card name?
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Old April 15, 2012, 06:31 AM
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The 7670 is the faster of the 3, and will be able to run the mentioned game above on your standard 720p screen (not sure about maxing them out at 1080p).
And Dual-Graphics - Basically it means that when the laptop runs on it's battery, the built in APU kicks in. The discrete GPU will power up as soon as you plug the power in.
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Old April 15, 2012, 06:48 AM
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I see. Then how can it be that notebookcheck.net rates the HD6755G2 (which has dual graphics on the machine I'm looking at) above the HD7670?

And should I avoid dual graphics or ist it fine? What excatly is an APU? Thanks :-)
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APU is basicly an integrated GPU. The graphic work is done by the GPU.

As for the rating of notebookreview, if you look at all 3 GPUs, you will see they trade blows and in some instances said benchmark is better than the other, while in others it will be different. If performance is similar, usually a single GPU has less troubles, less irritating factors than a dual GPU.

Any of these GPUs can play SC2, specially if they are combined with the i5 you mentionned. They won't play on ultra, but u will be able to play above low for sure. Can't say about D3 tho.
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Old April 15, 2012, 08:54 AM
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Would it be too optimistic to conclude that each of the GPU's would be able to run Starcraft 2 above medium for sure as well? I ask because my old Nvidia GeForce 8400M GS Laptop ran Starcraft 2 around medium. Also, in my experience games like Diablo 3 aren't always the most hardcore games for your computer to run so I suppose it shouldn't be all bad either.

If I may, I would like link you to a thread of mine containing the complete builds - not just the GPU's and CPU's - for a recommendation as I'm not quite sure what to expect.

Which is the better machine?

If you wanna take a quick look and give some feedback I'd be very happy. :-)
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Starcraft is largely dependant on the processor... what prcoessor is in it?
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Starcraft is largely dependant on the processor... what prcoessor is in it?
All 3 GPU's are matched with different processors. I have posted a link above with the full description of the machines. :-)

The GT 630M has an i5-2450M 2.5GHz 2 cores

The HD6755G2 has an AMD A6-3410MX APU 1.6GHz 4 cores

The HD7670M has an A6-3420M 1,5GHz 4 cores

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Sorry I didn't see the link, the GT 630 with the i5 is by far the best machine, it might be only 2 cores but it will turbo up to double the base clock of the AMD machines.
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Sorry I didn't see the link, the GT 630 with the i5 is by far the best machine, it might be only 2 cores but it will turbo up to double the base clock of the AMD machines.
I'd expected the i5 to be superior but even with the GT630M it's a better machine? No worries about bottleneck, right?
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I'd expected the i5 to be superior but even with the GT630M it's a better machine? No worries about bottleneck, right?
For scii it is definately
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