Too good to be true? New $419.99 laptop with discrete/dedicated gt 640m le & SSD

cyon04

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Well would the processor be so slow as to bottleneck the GPU? I understand that a gt 640m LE is eneugh to run Diablo III and other games on decent settings. Right now I am running WOW on low settings, low resolution, 2.75 GB RAM on Windows XP, a SSD, a AMD Sempron SI-42 2.1 GHz and Geforce 8200M G with simi-decent preformance if it wasn't for overheating. Got any links to something worth around the same price?
 

cyon04

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I can't seem to find the specs regarding
http://www.dealzon.com/deals/dell-inspiron-15-laptop#de...
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http://www.dealzon.com/deals/hp-pavilion-17#hp-pavilion...
 

cyon04

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All it says is AMD HD Graphics or Intel HD graphics but doesn't say which one. Surely intergrated AMD or Intel isn't better than discrete 640M for gaming?
 

Alec Mowat

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The AMD processor is 2.1, this I3 is 1.5. It's a downgrade in performance.
CPU will be a major bottleneck.
 

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This is a reply from my other question at http://www.tomshardware.com/answers/id-1991740/640m-bottlenecked-2375m.html
 

cyon04

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To me, the GPU is much more important than the CPU. Just so long as the CPU won't be holding the GPU back. Which I now hear is technically impossible.
 

Alec Mowat

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Not all games are GPU dependent. The CPU isn't fast enough for the GPU to even be an issue.

A 1.5 Ghz processor does not meet the system requirements for Minecraft. The only advantage is that there are two cores.

http://www.game-debate.com/games/index.php?g_id=1235&game=Minecraft

If you want to play a real game, it's a complete waste of money. If you want to play old games, like Unreal Tournament 2004 or Half-Life 2, you should get 30-60 FPS no problem.
If you want to play Skyrim, not going to happen.
 
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