Topic Title: DUAL GRAPHICS?????
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Created On: 07/16/2013 10:14 AM
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 07/16/2013 10:14 AM
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tech_mikaela
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First of all, I am not a professional on CPUs nor GPUs and I am a gamer.

I just recently browsed this laptop from a store site and found it the best budget laptop I could find in the market near my area. 

http://www.harveynorman.ie/hp-m6-1205sa-laptop.html (I know the picture of the laptop has an OS of Windows 8, but the store also sells this same laptop with a different OS)

This laptop - HP ENVY M6-1205sa 15.6" Laptop has "dual graphics card"- Radeon HD 7660G/7670M Dual GPU 2GB.

I've never seen or heard this type of graphics card before, so if you could at least explain to me what it is or do/ the pros and cons/ if it's helpful or boosts up my performance on gaming?

Also is AMD A10 Processor a very good CPU for gaming?

 

 07/16/2013 11:43 AM
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The AMD A10 is an APU, Accelerated Processing Unit, containing both CPU and GPU components. It is able to work in tandem with certain graphics cards such as the HD 7670M to give a performance boost. The pros are that it gives more performance (in theory). The cons are that it doesn't give a linear increase in performance nor the same increase in every application.

The A10 CAN be a good APU for gaming, especially on a desktop, but in that laptop, maybe games such as WoW and other MMOs, but don't expect Far Cry 3 to run like a top.

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