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Windows 7: APU quadcore A8 vs intel core i5,i7 processors

14 Jan 2014   #1
jpchint

windows 7 ultimate 64 bit
 
 
APU quadcore A8 vs intel core i5,i7 processors

I Had lenovo laptop with ci3 processor and 1gb dedicated radeon graphics.High configuration games are getting low FPS at higher resolution and also lower FPS.
which processor is best suited for gaming at maximum settings -APU quadcore A8 or Intel core i5,i7 processors.


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14 Jan 2014   #2
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

I would say start hunting for benchmarks of each cpu

google.com
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14 Jan 2014   #3
badger906

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, & Mac OS X 10.9.2
 
 

i5 or i7 hands down. AMD cant compete with either at competative level.

mobile gpus tend to be poor in anything other than ones aimed at "gaming" .

any of the processors mentioned would be fine for gaming, however the apu which itself contains a graphics core will lag behind the intel based ones with a dedicated card.

i5 will be ample i7 will give it beans with some to spare.
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25 Mar 2014   #4
bmwm3186

Windows 8.1 64bit
 
 

If you are talking about a laptop processor the i7 will dominate the rest including the i5 because the laptop i7 has 4 cores vs the i5s 2. The amd has four but amds cpus to not perform as well as intels cpus.
If you are talking about a desktop I would highly recommend not getting an a8 look into the 6300 or 8350 if you want a cheaper cpu for a desktop and dont want a cheaper intel cpu like an i3.
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25 Mar 2014   #5
computergeekguy

7 home premium 64 bit
 
 

I suppose it all depends on the games you want to play. When it comes to high end gaming i have never been impressed with laptops. They never preform like desktops. With that said im sure there are some fine laptops that can game quite decently.
You can get a powerful cpu but i have found that the most powerful cpu never compares to a good graphics card when it comes to gaming. I have friends that still use old pentium cpu's but have awsome graphics cards and I wonder were i went wrong with my 6 core AMD.
Desktops have pci and pcie slots for the more powerful graphics cards, were as laptops are built more compact and usually have on board graphics. Also I have found in many cases it is cheaper to build a desktop than a laptop anyway. Not only do you save some $$$ but you feel good about your custom built piece of art.

If you are going to play more simple games like those on Facebook than i would say a laptop would be fine. Like I said, it's all about what your playing.
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