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#1 Post by Me2 » Tue Apr 12, 2011 5:20 am

- 1GB GDDR5 Radeon(TM) HD 6490M Graphics [HDMI, VGA]

-Intel(R) HD Graphics 3000 [HDMI, VGA]

-1GB GDDR5 Radeon(TM) HD 6770M Graphics [HDMI, VGA]

For a new laptop. I don't know what the differences are. Is there one that's really better or am I going to notice a difference?

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#2 Post by jronald » Tue Apr 12, 2011 7:53 am

It really depends on what you are asking it to do.
What are you wanting to do with the laptop? Any of the 3 will do internet, video and spread sheets.

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#3 Post by Me2 » Tue Apr 12, 2011 3:42 pm

Besides what you said games.

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#4 Post by automobus » Tue Apr 12, 2011 8:52 pm

You might like Tom's Hardware's Graphics Card Hierarchy Chart. The Intel that you mentioned is there, but neither Radeon. Maybe they will be in the April edition.
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#5 Post by Me2 » Wed Apr 13, 2011 3:23 am

I looked at the chart however I can't make much sense of it.

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#6 Post by BGoins12 » Wed Apr 13, 2011 12:13 pm

Me2 wrote:I looked at the chart however I can't make much sense of it.
The bit of info above the chart explains it. The cards at the top of the list are the best/fastest and the ones on the bottom are the worst/slowest. Ones grouped together have the same or similar performance.
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#7 Post by Marin85 » Wed Apr 13, 2011 4:46 pm

Me2 wrote:- 1GB GDDR5 Radeon(TM) HD 6490M Graphics [HDMI, VGA]

-Intel(R) HD Graphics 3000 [HDMI, VGA]

-1GB GDDR5 Radeon(TM) HD 6770M Graphics [HDMI, VGA]

For a new laptop. I don't know what the differences are. Is there one that's really better or am I going to notice a difference?
Performance-wise: 6770M > 6490M > Intel 3000

Heat dissipation and power consumption are of course in the reversed order. There is GAMING and gaming. If you plan to GAME, then get the card with the best performance among the ones that are an option for you. What titles do you plan to play and at what settings (resolution, details etc.)?
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#8 Post by Me2 » Wed Apr 13, 2011 5:48 pm

Fable, Fairway Solitaire, possibly The Sims, possibly Virtual Villagers. And browser based games. I know a lot possibly all of those don't fall into the GAMING category. As for settings I like to have full screen for the ones that aren't browser based. And the animation details close to the highest possible. My screen resolution is currently at 1360 x 768 and it's fine at that resolution.

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#9 Post by hunterman223 » Sat Apr 23, 2011 12:02 pm

I would say get the middle one. It provides the best balance of performance and power draw, and will run all of those titles on high. If you want to do newer games in the future that one will be more future proof. If you want the option to GAME in the future then get the best one.
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