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Windows 7: which is better the 1GB ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5850 or the ati hd 5650

20 Feb 2011   #1

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which is better the 1GB ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5850 or the ati hd 5650

Im trying to decide between two laptops one laptop is the envy 14 and ones the envy 17 and there both made by hp. And I wanted to know which graphics card is better the hp envy 14 has a 1GB ATI Mobility Radeon(TM) HD 5650 DDR3 switchable graphics [HDMI] - For Dual Core Processors. And the hp envy 17 has a 1GB ATI Mobility Radeon(TM) HD 5850 GDDR5 Graphics [HDMI] graphics card. Which graphics card would be better? I was asking because the hp envy 17 is 300 dollar more than the envy 14. Just wanna know if the extra 300 is worth it here are the links for both pcs below if you want to see the full specs thanks for helping.

HP ENVY 14 series | HP® Official Store

HP ENVY 17 series | HP® Official Store

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20 Feb 2011   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

The 5850 is better. The price difference is mostly down to the lappy having a 17" screen as aposed to a 14" plus the 17" has an i5 processor and the 14" has an i3
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20 Feb 2011   #3

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for future reference when comparing two of the same graphics cards such as the two listed below the the higher the number the better the graphics card correct ive always wondered this for example the 5850 is better than the 5650 because it has a higher number is that true?

1GB ATI Mobility Radeon(TM) HD 5850 GDDR5 Graphics [HDMI]

1GB ATI Mobility Radeon(TM) HD 5650 DDR3 switchable graphics
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20 Feb 2011   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bigboi972 View Post
for future reference when comparing two of the same graphics cards such as the two listed below the the higher the number the better the graphics card correct ive always wondered this for example the 5850 is better than the 5650 because it has a higher number is that true?

1GB ATI Mobility Radeon(TM) HD 5850 GDDR5 Graphics [HDMI]

1GB ATI Mobility Radeon(TM) HD 5650 DDR3 switchable graphics
Yes, it is true hence why the number is higher - to identify better performance.
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20 Feb 2011   #5

Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit / XP Home sp3
 
 

You must also take into consideration GDDR-3 or GDDR-5 and how many bits it has either 128 or 256 which would be the better card.
Fabe
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20 Feb 2011   #6

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Windows 7 x64
 
 

pretty sure the 5850 has more like 1400 streams in it..
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21 Feb 2011   #7

windows seven
 
 

ok thanks for everyones help I really appreciate it
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21 Feb 2011   #8

Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit / XP Home sp3
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Maguscreed View Post
pretty sure the 5850 has more like 1400 streams in it..
Woops brain Fart,Your right 14450, I meant bits edited Thanks
Fabe
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21 Feb 2011   #9

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit SP1
 
 

Go for the HP Envy 17 better Laptop also your spending the $300 extra wise
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