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Performance Inquiry - A8 APU Laptop

Oct 7, 2008
139 (0.04/day)
Universal City, Texas, USA
System Name Defiant |::| Vengeance-B
Processor AMD Athlon x4 845 (3.5GHz) |::| Intel i7-2700K @ 4GHz
Motherboard Asrock FM2A88X-ITX+ |::| Asus Sabertooth P67
Cooling GELID CC-Shero-01-A w/ Corsair SP120 High Pressure |::| CM 212 w/ CM "Excalibur" Fan
Memory 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3-2133 G.Skill Ares |::| 16GB (4x4GB) DDR3-1866 G.Skill Sniper
Video Card(s) Saphire Radeon R7 260x 2GB |::| XFX Radeon R9 285 2GB
Storage Intel 335 180G SSD / Seagate 1TB SSHD |::| 250GB Crucial BX100 SSD / Seagate 500GB SSHD
Display(s) 24" Viewsonic 1920x1080 (VX2450wm-LED)
Case CM Elite 130 ITX |::| Antec Solo II
Audio Device(s) Onboard Realtek ALC1150 |::| Creative X-Fi Titainium PCIe
Power Supply FSP Raider 450w 80-Silver |::| Thermaltake 675w ToughPower 80-Bronze
Mouse Logitech MX518
Keyboard Saitek Eclipse
Software Windows 10 Pro |::| Windows 10 Home & XP SP3 via VMware
I just ordered an HP laptop to replace my aging Powerbook G4. I will up the RAM to 8GB which will also allow dual-channel operation, replace the HDD with an Intel 120GB 520 SSD, and dump win 8 for win 7 home premium. Now i dont expect this to play BF3 or Crysis, but i would like to game a little bit on it as i might be without my desktop for 3-5 months. I dont have any hands on experience with the AMD APU's, so i'm left to just what i read.

Do yall think I should be able to play a few games on it, such as poker night at the inventory, CS:S, TF2, Civ 5, and GTA:VC? I'll also play world of goo, DEFCON, Worms Armagedon ect, but those i know i dont need to worry bout.

Appreciate y'alls feedback.
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Nov 25, 2008
922 (0.28/day)
Akron, OH
System Name Main Rig
Processor Athlon 5350
Motherboard AsRock mITX
Memory 4gb
Storage 120gb Kingston HyperX SSD
Display(s) Samsung Syncmaster 740N
Power Supply Corsair 430 watt
I suspect that all of those will run fine except for Civ 5--that might be stretching it.
Oct 29, 2010
2,944 (1.13/day)
System Name The Sheriff / The Deputy
Processor 2500K / G4560
Motherboard ASRock P67Extreme4 / Gigabyte GA-Z170-HD3 DDR3
Cooling CM Hyper TX3 / Intel stock
Memory 16 GB Kingston HyperX / 8 GB Kingston HyperX
Video Card(s) EVGA GTX 960 SSC / Gigabyte GTX 1050 Ti LP
Storage SSD, some WD and lots of Samsungs
Display(s) BenQ GW2470 / Samsung SyncMaster T220
Case Cooler Master CM690 II Advanced / Thermaltake Core v31
Audio Device(s) Asus Xonar D1/Denon PMA500AE/Wharfedale D 10.1/Senn HD518
Power Supply Corsair TX650 / Corsair TX650M
Mouse Steelseries Rival 100/ Mionix Avior 7000
Keyboard Sidewinder
Software Windows 10 / Windows 10 Pro
I think you'll be able to run those games. The HD 7600G is something like 15% better than the Intel HD4000 which handles Source engine games (L4D, CS:S or TF2) acceptable. Have fun.


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Jun 13, 2010
8,201 (2.99/day)
System Name la de da... | Samsung NP355V5C-S05IN
Processor FX 8320 | AMD A8-4500
Motherboard ASRock 990FX Extreme 4 | Samsung something something
Cooling CM Hyper 212 EVO push:pull+ 1 panaflow 113CFM + 2 x 120mm NZXTs | Coolermaster Notepal
Memory 2x4GB DDR3 Corsair Vengeance 1600MHz CL9 | Samsunng 4GB + 2GB DDR3 1600MHz
Video Card(s) AMD 7790 GHZ edition! | 7670M + 7640G
Storage 1TB WD10EZEX | W.D 500GB Green AADS | Samsung 1TB
Display(s) dell S2240l 1080p IPS 21.5" | Samsung antiglare 15.6"
Case NZXT Guardian 921RB(@home) and Antec ASK4000B U3(Current)
Audio Device(s) Realtek ALC892 with THX True Studio | Realtek something
Power Supply Corsair GS600 | 90W Brick, 6 cell 48000mAh battery
Mouse Logitech G400, GOD TIER MOUSE!! LOGitech F310 gamepad!
Keyboard Logitech K200
Software Windows 8.1 x64 | Windows 8.1 x64
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