Why cant i find an i5 or i7 with amd 8970m?

Kampinkarl1

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That's the graphics solution built into the AMD Processor. The CPU and GPU are interconnected. Your Intel solutions will have intel HD 4600
 

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You want help? You need to tell us how much you are willing to pay and in what type of financial notes. You have gold coins? Rupees? Peso's? US dollars? Euros?
 

Kampinkarl1

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You never have to pay for advice.
 

kellon2k6

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Thanks. I was kinda hoping for one because the gtx 780m and 770m are a little beyond my budget and the 8970m seems to perform very well for the price but I don't want an a10
 

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Haha. Are you a big Intel fan?
 

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The Radeon HD 8970m is a discrete graphics card / chip for laptops. It is not an integrated graphics core.
 

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Actually, that is incorrect.

The Radoen HD 8970m is an MXM format graphics card for laptops; version 3.0b I think.

The MXM formats are basically graphic cards designed specifically for expensive gaming laptops with an MXM port. The version denote the size of the MXM graphics card; the higher the number the larger / thicker the graphics card. That means you cannot stick a MXM 3.0 graphics card in a laptop that can only use MXM 2.0 graphics card.

The MXM format is reserved only for high end graphics cards so that you will never be able to find a GT 730m MXM card. Additionally, some laptop manufacturers solder MXM cards into the MXM slot which make them non-upgradeable.
 

kellon2k6

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What jaguarskx said is kinda what I mean. I'm not talking about intel's integrated graphics, if I'm not mistaken the amd radeon 8970m is a dedicated card and not a integrated. I was searching for a laptop with a haswell i7 or i5 or even an ivy bridge i7 with the 8970m since its a cheaper alternative to the 770m and 780m but I can't seem to find any
 

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