Better CPU og GPU in laptop? 8 replies

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hoelmkjaer

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#1 10 years ago

I'm currently in the market for a new laptop, and I narrowed it down to two:

A HP DV5-1095eo which has a 2.26GHz C2D with 3mb L2 cache and a 9600M GT with 512mb dedicated ram.

The other is sold by a local company, but it has a 2.50GHz C2D with 6mb L2 cache and a 8600 GT with 512mb dedicated, too. The rest of the specs are more or less equivalent, but the HP one is about 300$, comes with Vista home Prem and a blu-ray rom drive, which I suppose means it reads blu-rays but don't write them? The other one comes with no OS and a simple dvd burner.

Anyway... I'd really like to play some games on it, but I'm not sure which one's the better deal gaming wise? With "games" I mean Crysis and flight sim x, not on Very high (obviously) but at decent settings.

Which one should I get?




Bs|Archaon

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#2 10 years ago

The 9600M GT is the better card, the slightly slower processor will make very little difference.




hoelmkjaer

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#3 10 years ago

So the 9600 will make a bigger difference than the processor...?




Bs|Archaon

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#4 10 years ago

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Isn't that what I just said?




hoelmkjaer

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#5 10 years ago

Well, basically you just said the 9600 was better than the 8600, but not whether it would make a bigger difference than the processor or not... But I take it that it is :)




Bs|Archaon

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#6 10 years ago

Yes, having the 9600M GT would make far more difference than having the faster processor.




hoelmkjaer

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#7 10 years ago

Haha, thanks :D




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#8 10 years ago

Slightly better GPU > Slightly better CPU

almost always for games.




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#9 10 years ago
Bs|Archaon;4571643Yes, having the 9600M GT would make far more difference than having the faster processor.

I concur. Of the two laptops you're considering, you'll get more gaming goodness with the faster GPU than you would with the faster CPU.

9600M GT laptop FTW