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User avatar #19 - toosexyforyou (06/09/2013) [-]
Does anyone here know anything about the new chip coming out for computers and laptops?
User avatar #24 to #19 - sedativechunk (06/09/2013) [-]
Yes. They are out now as of the past few weeks. Intel released their Haswell line of CPU's. Surprisingly the Haswell so far has been a disappointing CPU for gamers/overclockers (like myself). It's only about a 10% performance gain over the previous generation Ivy bridge chipset. To make matters worse, the chip uses a new socket so users would also have to upgrade their motherboard. The Haswell improvements shine more on laptops than for hardcore desktop computers this time around.

AMD just released the FM socket A-series CPUs. The FM socket is a chipset with a higher-end integrated graphics chip. Surprisingly it performs better than some of the first-gen Intel i series. The AMD A-Series is best suited for those who want a portable computer and/or home entertainment system out of a computer. They are cost effective and powerful. I personally own the AM3+ socket FX-8350 by AMD. it's currently their latest high end CPU out, and mine is overclocked to 5.1Ghz on a water cooling loop.
User avatar #25 to #24 - toosexyforyou (06/09/2013) [-]
Wow you sound like you really know a lot about this. Please try to help me out and thank you in advance. Here's my situation:

I have a samsung laptop right now that I paid about $550 dollars maybe 2 years ago. It now has these 2 white vertical lined running across the screen and I would rather buy a new laptop instead of paying to get this one fixed. I am going off to college in 2 weeks so I need a laptop but I heard that the haswell chip was going to completely outdate all other computers so I was scared to pay for a computer now instead of waiting a few weeks for a much better one. Money is definitely a big issue, I really can't afford the high end CPUs but I like being able to game on my laptop. Are there any laptops you would recommend or a website of laptops for me to look through? I really appreciate you taking the time to answer me.
#56 to #25 - sedativechunk (06/09/2013) [-]
I would love to help! Your Samsung, it sounds to me like a broken screen. Anyway I think you got a great budget in mind for a gaming notebook. Here is what I recommend in terms of gaming:
1) CPU - I love AMD but for a notebook I highly recommend Intel over them because they are better for power management (better battery life) and heat. At least an intel core i5 because most games are utilizing quad cores now. An i7 for a laptop is just overkill imo (and I have an i7 laptop to say that!). Do not worry if it is Haswell or not. There is a very minimal difference in performance. Right now is the perfect time of the year to buy a laptop many new ones are coming out, if they have they have the Haswell go for them!
2) Graphics - more important than CPU is the graphics card in a laptop.!! Do NOT get something with integrated graphics!!. I would recommend looking for a laptop that has the Nvidia GTX770M graphics card. It is the latest and greatest in gaming. If it's hard to find/pricey look at a GTX660M instead.
3) RAM - 4GB is good for now, get something that's upgradable for down the road
4) Hard Drive - I HIGHLY, HIGHLY recommend you get a Solid State Drive (SSD) for your laptop, most good laptops have two hard drive bays - find one that has two hard drive SATA ports, make your primary boot drive the SSD, you will love me for it if you do! Your laptop will be stupidly fast. Amongst this Laptops are slow to begin with so an SSD makes sense.

Brands I recommend: Dell (the XPS series), Alienware (yes pricey but their laptops are very dependable), Sony, and Gateway, Asus, MSi

Brands to avoid: Toshiba (I own a very high end qosmio, it broke after two years also own a 1 year old satellite), HP, Acer

Here is something nice:

Yes I know everything alot computers I own my own business in programming/web development for 8 years and I'm also 5 years into college for an information science major.
User avatar #233 to #56 - toosexyforyou (06/12/2013) [-]
I'd like to bother you 1 more time about this. I've been looking through laptops and have narrowed it down to these 3. Could you please take a look at them and tell me which one you would recommend?

1. www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=4904410&CatId=3998

2. www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=4958882&CatId=3998

3. www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=8143727&CatId=3998
User avatar #235 to #233 - sedativechunk (06/13/2013) [-]
Hello again - I like that third option MSI. Seems to have the latest hardware, particurarly that GTX 760M. The SSD is also bigger and that alienware looks like of lacking, a 650M graphics card and tiny 32GB SSD. Basically it will only be able to have windows on it where I like to have a very extra space for something like a slow-loading game or photoshop.

If you can scrap up another $100 bucks or so, I would recommend that third one but a 17" monitor if they have one. 14" is kinda small especially for gaming. See if you can get a bigger screen. Other than that that PC looks great. MSi is an awesome manufacturer. I also like the aesthetics of that one. Of course the bigger screen isn't as "mobile" either if you're gonna lug it around to college classes, in that case the 14" is probably perfect. In gaming you'll get a better FPS with the smaller screen anyway. That's a personal preference.
User avatar #236 to #235 - toosexyforyou (06/13/2013) [-]
I actually just looked at the links and the 2nd link was supposed to be to this one www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=8143742&CatId=3998.
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#30 to #25 - ettne ONLINE (06/09/2013) [-]
well, a laptop that can decently game will cost you at least $900 , and that'll be low-end.
maybe you can get an used g74 for around $800 in ebay
User avatar #31 to #30 - toosexyforyou (06/09/2013) [-]
No, it's gotta be something new, not even refurbished. I got a scholarship the other night that will pay for my schooling until I get a bachelor's degree. So I can afford to spend a little more on this laptop, is there a website where you're seeing them? Or how do I know which ones have the new amd or haswell chips?
#49 to #31 - ettne ONLINE (06/09/2013) [-]
there aren't that many with those, they came out like last week, and the performance doesn't increase that much, but i think MSI has some gaming laptops with the new ones, just go to their site
User avatar #20 to #19 - toastycracker (06/09/2013) [-]
The new i-cores or the "elite" A-series?
User avatar #21 to #20 - toosexyforyou (06/09/2013) [-]
Yeah the intel haswell chip that's going to be used into every computer and laptop and make all other computer/laptops outdated.
User avatar #22 to #21 - toastycracker (06/09/2013) [-]
Outside of the cache being 8mb and it barely being much faster than the last generation, i don't think it will make many computers outdated. If it would match the speed of (for instance) the A10 6800k , then i'd say it would make last months laptops/desktops outdated.
User avatar #26 to #22 - toosexyforyou (06/09/2013) [-]
Okay so it's really not as big of a deal as it's made out to be? I read that it makes the battery life much longer while making the computer more powerful at the same time.
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