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  AMD E-350+Radeon HD 6310 VS Intel Core i3-2310M+Intel HD Graphics 3000; the winner? 
 
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Casper Ghost Aug 22, 2011, 01:46pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Edited: Aug 22, 2011, 02:23pm EDT

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I plan to purchase Lenovo laptop sometimes soon. This laptop will contain 4 GB PC3-10600 DDR3 SDRAM 1333MHz SODIMM Memory. Plan to watch DVD and play PC games on it.

Three questions:

AMD Fusion Processor E-350 (1.6Ghz, 1MB L2, 1.0GHz FSB) 2.0GT/s or Intel Core i3-2310M Processor (2.10GHz, 3MB L3); which one is better/more powerful?

AMD Radeon HD 6310 Graphics or Intel HD Graphics 3000; which one is superior for gaming and DVD viewing?

Essentially AMD E-350+Radeon HD 6310 or Intel Core i3-2310M+Intel HD Graphics 3000. Which wins out?

The intel model contains 7200rpm while the AMD model contains 5400rpm.

The price different is about $150 more on the Intel model. If the latter one is a better one performance wise, is the ratio of cost to performance $150 more reasonable (also considering the hard drive rpm)?


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Dr. Peaceful Aug 22, 2011, 05:57pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Edited: Aug 22, 2011, 06:03pm EDT

 
>> Re: AMD E-350 Radeon HD 6310 VS Intel Core i3-2310M Intel HD Graphics 3000; the winner?
Casper Ghost said:
I plan to purchase Lenovo laptop sometimes soon. This laptop will contain 4 GB PC3-10600 DDR3 SDRAM 1333MHz SODIMM Memory. Plan to watch DVD and play PC games on it.

Three questions:

AMD Fusion Processor E-350 (1.6Ghz, 1MB L2, 1.0GHz FSB) 2.0GT/s or Intel Core i3-2310M Processor (2.10GHz, 3MB L3); which one is better/more powerful?

AMD Radeon HD 6310 Graphics or Intel HD Graphics 3000; which one is superior for gaming and DVD viewing?

Essentially AMD E-350+Radeon HD 6310 or Intel Core i3-2310M+Intel HD Graphics 3000. Which wins out?

The intel model contains 7200rpm while the AMD model contains 5400rpm.

The price different is about $150 more on the Intel model. If the latter one is a better one performance wise, is the ratio of cost to performance $150 more reasonable (also considering the hard drive rpm)?


First of all, any recent laptops can play DVDs very well as long as you have a DVD drive in it. So that is not a compare point. As for gaming, it all depends on what type of gaming you're doing. Are you talking about the latest games or older games? Are you talking about graphics intensive games or low requirement games? It matters.

Secondly, as for AMD E-350 / Radeon HD6310 (AMD Fusion) vs. Intel i3 / GMA HD 3000 (Sandy Bridge). Both are integrated CPU/GPU design, with the GPU in the same die as the CPU. The i3 provides better processing power than the E-350. The GMA HD 3000 does graphics slightly better than the Radeon HD6310. The E-350 chip is better suit for ultra-portable / low energy laptops, while providing sufficient performance for general computing / light gaming. The i3 / GMA HD 3000 is better suit for a regular sized laptop with moderate processing and graphics performance. Neither one are meant to handle graphics intensive games in maximum graphics details.

Thirdly for hard drive, the 7200rpm drive will give you significant better performance compare to 5400rpm ones. So that's a must have.

john albrich Aug 22, 2011, 06:28pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Edited: Aug 22, 2011, 07:48pm EDT

 
>> Re: AMD E-350 Radeon HD 6310 VS Intel Core i3-2310M Intel HD Graphics 3000; the winner?
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I'd also consider budgeting for eventual swap out of the HDD (regardless of whether it's 7200rpm or 5400rpm) with an SSD drive.

Depending where you live, you can buy on sale (and/or with rebate) a gen2 SATA 3Gb/s SSD drive for $1/GB now, and and a SATA 6Gb/s SSD drive for $1.30/GB. WELL worth it in my opinion for laptops not only in massively increased performance, but in reducing power consumption=longer off-AC usage.


edit:
changed to $1.30/GB from $1.50/GB based on
http://www.hardwareanalysis.com/content/topic/77290/?o=20#593068
(still valid as of time of this post)


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