Topic Title: AMD Radeon 8670m 2GB in Dell Inspiron 15r
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 01/28/2014 05:38 AM
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I'm planing to buy a new laptop with modest gaming capabilities because of my tight budget, I have 5 options with nearly the same prices:

1- Dell Inspiron 15r 5537 - cpu i5 4200u - Radeon 8670m 2GDDR3 - ram 4GB - 500GB HDD -  No OS - price ~ 600$.

2- HP Pavailion 15 - cpu i5 4200u - nvidia 740m 2GB - ram 4GB - 500GB HDD - No OS - price ~ 620$.

3- Same as option 2 but with 4500u core i7 - 8GB ram - 1TB HDD - price ~ 830$.

4- Acer Aspire E1-572G - cpu i5 4200u - Radeon 8670m with 1GB(don't know how possible) - ram 4GB - 500GB HDD - No OS - price ~ 550$.

5- Same as option 4 but with Radeon 8750m 2GB - 6GB ram - 1TB HDD - Genuine Windows 8 64bit - price ~ 740$.

All the laptops screen is 15.6" 1366*768, please note that the first thing I want to do after buying one of the options is to replace the HDD with 2.5" 9.5mm thick 128GB Plextor SSD 510MB/210MB R/W - price 140$.

The Dell is available with Radeon 8850m or 8750m but unfortunately not in my country.

Another thing to note, HP is the hardest to open to replace the HDD and a 9.5mm drive may not work with it as described with notebookcheck site, while the other laptops HDD is accessible with small simple maintenance cover and a 7mm or 9.5mm drive is no problem.

I prefer buying the Dell because of easy maintenacne, impressive battery and the plastic and aluminum looks.

How the 8670m 2GB will perform, can I run Battlefield 4 with 720p low settings with at least 20 frame per second, can it give me the same frames with Assassins Creed 4 Black Flag or Tomb Raider 2013 ????

How much gain in frames the other graphics give ?

Please help me because the option I take will stay with me for the next 4 years.




 01/28/2014 03:32 PM
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The 8670m and 8750m are not very good at all. I suppose you can get around 20fps on low settings on the games you mentioned.


But you can get my laptop on amazon for $750, full HD (1080p res screen) with a 5870m and 2 500gb hardrives. Keep searching around cause u may find something even better then mine really.


Its a 17in screen, as far as how big it is, put a quarter in your hand, it has the same hight in the back. Pretty light for a gaming laptop.


If you do decide to get it, make sure you tell customer support directly to make sure you have the latest Bios and VBios updates. If you don't, your gonna experience lots of problems.


comparison of 5870m vs 8670m


edit - oh, that nvidia you had listed isn't too bad either. Weaker then the 5870m but stronger then the 8670m


Asus G73jh-A1 ~ Windows 7 64 Bit ~ I7-720Qm ~ ATI 5870M (Sometimes OC to  780/1075) ~ 8 Gigs Ram ~ SSD

Edited: 01/28/2014 at 03:41 PM by Xellon
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