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?
The 9600M GT is the better card, the slightly slower processor will make very little difference.
So the 9600 will make a bigger difference than the processor...?
Isn't that what I just said?
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 :)
Yes, having the 9600M GT would make far more difference than having the faster processor.
Haha, thanks :D
Slightly better GPU > Slightly better CPU
almost always for games.
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