I5-3210M or A8-4500M? Which is Better for Entry-Level Gaming?

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airanp

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Best of luck! that should be able to play most of the games you listed on low settings but more than likely GW2 will be a stretch. Hope it all works out for you.
 

pita82

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Hey everyone, I got that Acer laptop with the integrated AMD GPU. So far, it runs Diablo 3, LOTRO, and Torchlight 2 on med/high settings without any hiccups. Just thought you'd all like to know. Thanks for all of the responses and helping me weigh out my decision.
 

swifty_morgan

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thanks for the come backer............ sounds like a decent trade up.
 

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To anyone still considering a laptop based around an A8-4500M, I can confirm that this CPU is fine for older titles.

For example:-

Half-Life 2 - runs at 40+ FPS on high settings at 1920x1080

Crysis - runs at 25+ FPS on Medium settings at 1280x720

Crysis 2 - runs at 25+ FPS on 'High' (i.e. 'lowest') settings at 1280x720 with some advanced effects switched off via autoexec.cfg

COD4 Modern Warfare - runs at 30+ FPS with 2xAA at 1280x720

When I was serious about gaming I would have found this CPU inadequate.

Now that I'm a casual gamer happy to play older titles it's fine :)
 
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