$300-$320 laptop that can run CS:GO on low settings (50-60 fps)

Owen_41

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I know that there aren't any gaming laptops for $300 but I want a good laptop that I can watch YouTube and play CS:GO at 50-60 fps. Please don't say that "No laptop can do that". I want a solution. Thank you
 

jaguarskx

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The Lenovo Ideapad 110 with a Core i3-6100u and Intel HD 520 graphics core is basically the best laptop you can buy for $300.

https://www.amazon.com/Lenovo-Ideapad-110-i3-6100U-Memory/dp/B01MXEQQO6/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1494472986&sr=8-1&keywords=i3-6100u


Here's a video of CSGO being played on a more expensive Dell XPS 13 with a Core i5-6200u and the Intel HD 520. MSI Afterburner was used to record the video so that causes FPS to be lower. Are you going to get a consistent 50 FPS to 60 FPS with a Core i3-6100u and Intel HD 520? No, not without increasing your budget.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CVnAZ3e5RAs
 

jaguarskx

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The Lenovo Ideapad 110 with a Core i3-6100u and Intel HD 520 graphics core is basically the best laptop you can buy for $300.

https://www.amazon.com/Lenovo-Ideapad-110-i3-6100U-Memory/dp/B01MXEQQO6/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1494472986&sr=8-1&keywords=i3-6100u


Here's a video of CSGO being played on a more expensive Dell XPS 13 with a Core i5-6200u and the Intel HD 520. MSI Afterburner was used to record the video so that causes FPS to be lower. Are you going to get a consistent 50 FPS to 60 FPS with a Core i3-6100u and Intel HD 520? No, not without increasing your budget.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CVnAZ3e5RAs
 

Aman_James

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Well there are some laptops available in the market which has amd a6 or a8 processor at the price of $300.

Amd a series processor are known for both cpu and gpu in a single chip. Intel skylake and kabylake processors also comes with good intergrated graphics but they are expensive in comparison of amd a series laptops.

My second advise is not technical but you need to buy a used laptop because if you spend $300 on a used laptop you will get more powerful laptop as compared to new.

 

jaguarskx

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It actually depends on which AMD APU (and it's graphics core) you are trying to compare to which Intel CPU (and graphics core).

Below are CSGO benchmarks for 4 Intel graphic core and 4 AMD graphic cores. A screenshot and link to the website is provided. They are as follows; the number in the left column represent the overall rank of the graphics core and clicking the name of the graphics core will bring to to a webpage with additional information about it:

Radeon R5 (Stoney Ridge) - AMD A9-9410
Radeon R6 (Carrizo) - AMD A8-8800p & AMD A10-8700p
Radeon R5 (Beema) - AMD A8-7410
Radeon R4 (Beema) - AMD A6-7310
Intel HD 620 - 7th generation Intel Core i3 / i5/ i7
Intel HD 520 - 6th generation Intel Core i3 / i5/ i7
Intel HD 5500 - 5th generation Intel Core i3 / i5/ i7
Intel HD 4000 - 3rd generation Intel Core i3 / i5/ i7



http://tinyurl.com/ya55x68t


Theses graphic core can generally be found in laptops priced at $400 or less.on Amazon.com; the exception would be the A8-8800p since it appears there are no laptops with that APU for sale on Amazon.

While the Radeon R5 (Stone Ridge) in the A9-9410 is newer than the Radeon R5 (Beema/Carrizo-L) in the older A8-7410 and Radeon R4 (Beema) in the older A6-7310, I am actually surprised that it performs worse.
 

jaguarskx

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Based on the above, the 3 best graphics core for CSGO performance are the:

#1 - Intel HD 620
#2 - Intel HD 520
#3 - AMD Radeon R5 (Carrizo)

Prices change from time to time on Amazon. The Lenovo IdeaPad 110 I linked above no longer sells for $300. Below are the lowest prices of laptops that I can find with the 3 graphics cores I listed above at this point in time.


Intel HD 620 - Acer Aspire E 15 E5-575-33BM - $350
https://www.amazon.com/Acer-E5-575-33BM-15-6-Inch-Processor-Generation/dp/B01K1IO3QW/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1498415958&sr=8-1&keywords=i3-7100u


Intel HD 520 - Acer Aspire ES 15 ES1-572-31KW - $300
https://www.amazon.com/Acer-Aspire-i3-6100U-Windows-ES1-572-31KW/dp/B01J42JPL4/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1498415562&sr=8-1&keywords=i3-6100u


AMD Radeon R5 (Carrizo) - HP Pavilion - $350 - This is refurbished (not new) and no specific model # is provided.
https://www.amazon.com/HP-Quad-Core-A10-8700P-Bluetooth-Refurbished/dp/B06Y1DG7NF/ref=sr_1_12?ie=UTF8&qid=1498416030&sr=8-12&keywords=a10-8700p
 
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