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i3 330m or AMD turion ii m660 @ 2.7ghz??
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Thinking about switching laptops...
New one: core i3-330m with ATI radeon 5145 HD
Old one : AMD turion ii ultra dual core m660 @ 2.7 ghz with ATI radeon 4530 HD

Thoughts? Should I switch? I'm not sure which processor is better... 5145 is the better gpu.
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See the comparisons.

AMD Turion II Ultra M660
http://www.notebookcheck.net/AMD-Turion-...816.0.html

Intel Core i3 330M
http://www.notebookcheck.net/Intel-Core-...753.0.html
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(07-26-2010, 04:27 PM)SonicXPS2 Wrote: See the comparisons.

AMD Turion II Ultra M660
http://www.notebookcheck.net/AMD-Turion-...816.0.html

Intel Core i3 330M
http://www.notebookcheck.net/Intel-Core-...753.0.html

Well sure, I'd already looked at those, and it seems as if the i3 is faster, since it has a higher score.

but I mean, AMD being at 2.7ghz, and the i3 being at 2.16, shouldn't that make AMD faster?
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nop cause architecture matters also, and the amd one is kinda behind on that...

just to know hd 5145 will be allot slower than hd 4530
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(07-26-2010, 06:28 PM)Sovereign Wrote:
(07-26-2010, 04:27 PM)SonicXPS2 Wrote: See the comparisons.

AMD Turion II Ultra M660
http://www.notebookcheck.net/AMD-Turion-...816.0.html

Intel Core i3 330M
http://www.notebookcheck.net/Intel-Core-...753.0.html

Well sure, I'd already looked at those, and it seems as if the i3 is faster, since it has a higher score.

but I mean, AMD being at 2.7ghz, and the i3 being at 2.16, shouldn't that make AMD faster?
The i3 330m supports both SSE 4.1 and SSE 4.2,
whereas the AMD Turion II Ultra only supports up to SSE2.

I'm not sure witch ati card is best for PCSX2, though...

Are you going to be using this laptop for PCSX2?

Also, it's usually cheaper to just build a nice desktop than it is to get a notebook/laptop.
Are you unable to own a desktop for some reason, ir is it just a preference issue?
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^In response, Yeaahhh, definitely, I already use this laptop with the AMD, just to play FFX - and it runs fullspeed 90% of the time.
Mmmm, I have thought about switching for a desktop, and it's a very very very enticing option - for the same price I can get a 1tb hardrive, i5 processor, 1gb nvidia card. The preference for a laptop stems from the fact that I'm going to University, and a powerful, but portable pc is preferred.


And yeah, I did a lot more research on the i3 - it's definitely the faster processor

On top of that, the 5145 IS faster, notebookcheck comparison shows that it's not a huge improvement - but it's certainly enough.

Thanks for your input guys, tomorrow I'm now definitely going to go and switch out my laptop.
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