Discussion in 'TechPowerUp Club Forum' started by mullered07, Aug 13, 2008.
what kind of party would it have been otherwise
Wut? I spent the entirety of last week in Krakow drinking £1 per 500ml beer (Paulaner, not some random cheap shit), and I am pretty hungover. Thx for the party invite, but I am pretty partied up myself for now.
Its alright. I bruteforced it
His dads been pulling extra shifts at work after wifey fell ill so he hasnt been home and he hasnt had time to speak to his pops about the money. that and hes been extremely busy so he says. but i should have the money or at least some of it by Friday (fingers crossed)
Depending on his family situation i might just take £80 or £100 and just call it a day instead of the full amount.
Depending how it goes. I could have an Define XL by next monday
but i can max all my games, why would i need one of those, i've been wanting one of those new AMD laptops with the Good graphics and battery life but besides that
AMD's newer laptop APU's should be pretty good.
Staying late at work since I turned up late lol. Best solution I could come up with. At least I can read this.
I am getting quite eager to see what bulldozer can do. Any 8 core processor which can do 5ghz on air has got to be worth a look in my book. My only concern is Instructions Per Clock, sandy bridge is pretty good at this compared to the older intel stuff, can AMD match them clock for clock? I suspect no, not quite. And the difference might be even bigger when the ivy bridge refresh comes out, I was reading they are aiming for even more instructions per clock with that revision.
Probably if you are going to make use of all 8 cores bulldozer will remain the best choice, which in itself would be a big win for AMD.
Interesting times. Here's hoping the next gen GPUs come out soon too.
I dont think theres many (or any) programs at all that make full use of 8 cores. but with some of AMD's X6's they get trashed by intels quad core i5's. so sometimes its not all about cores
I know, that's why i want one, it's getting the required amount of money
your doing it wrong, take some advice from this man
http://www.quickmeme.com/meme/2h05/#by=sp (won't embed so just click the link)
i'm thinking of the laptop because Desktop parts now have enough power, now i can get a fast CPU, large Ram, large hard drive, and better then console graphics in something with a 4-6 hour battery life
AMDs quad core i5s???
@cheesy - I dont know what games you play but a gts250 LOL try maxing future games like BF3 with that, surprised you can max BC2 on that.
I can play BC2 with around 40-60 FPS, only game i can have problem is original crysis where it runs around 25, but that can be fixed by moving it up to around 800 core
some quick looks on the internet gives
£300 = Core I3 2.5GHZ, 3GB ram, 320GB HD and HD4570
£400 = Core i3 2.5ghz 3GB ram 320GB HD and HD 5650 1GB
£413(with voucher codes) AMD A6 quad core 6GB ram 320GB HDD and HD6520G
could you please send the link that you've been seen.
I presume the i3+5650 for £400 is a Dell laptop?? I have been looking at that notebook for awhile. Probably best laptop you can get spec wise compared to laptops ranging from 400-500.
A year and a half ago that money would get you my laptop. Damn you tech advances!
For which laptop
yes, it is from a Dell laptop
I want a solar system too! 2 Earth class planets, 2 Mars, 1 Jupiter and 2 sun like Tatooine.
Wow thats a good deal, nothing amazing but for a laptop pretty good for the price.
I had a GTX260 before this 6850 thats why i asked what could you run. Metro and Crysis still run shit on my system.
Bad times four but hey it was an amazing deal you got there for the Asus laptop a year and half ago.
if your wondering
£450 http://www.currys.co.uk/gbuk/toshiba-satellite-l755d-12l-15-6-laptop-red-10732329-pdt.html (used to be £400 straight up at some point but they raised the price as the model below it was more expensive)
http://www.quidco.com/currys/ - 5% off at the till with voucher (£425) (5% off laptops over
then you get quidco's normal 3% cashback making it £413
It was, but looking back from here it deal doesn't look as good. whereas at that time if you bought a i3 its still quite powerful now.
what games can your PC not play fourstaff?
The CoD games lag (not that I play them lol), it cannot support BF2, and a lot of new games. I haven't tried most though, because my gaming pursuits have largely been centred on indie games like Magicka and Torchlight and Starcraft 2 (which plays brilliantly with everything on lowest, but can only support about 1000 worth of food (or 5 full armies) without lag).
I haven't tried other games though, partly because I don't want to buy a game which ends up unplayable on this laptop.
Moar ram and a faster HDD might make gaming a little more bearable. shove in 4Gb ram. and slap in a 7200RPM WD Scorpio Black.
I could only run with a max of 2Gb with my last laptop. but having a faster HDD really did make a big difference.
Probably sometime later when I am bored. As of now it does everything I need it to do.
Dont forget to buy a cheap £10 2.5" caddy, so you can turn your old HDD into an external.
you can get them for £10 or less from places like Ebuyer or Play.com. I did the exact same thing with my one. pitty my 5year old laptop only had a 80Gb HDD, but thats still more then fine for portable storage when a 16Gb usb stick isnt enough
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