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1GB GDDR5 Radeon™ HD 7470M Graphics for gaming?

Discussion in 'Gaming (Software and Graphics Cards)' started by xl3g3ndx, Dec 27, 2011.

  1. xl3g3ndx

    xl3g3ndx Notebook Enthusiast

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    What do you guys think about this card? The 7000 series for laptops are fairly new from what I've heard, and there are no gaming benchmarks on it yet.
    Also, how would a 5400 RPM drive work for gaming? The laptop I want has a 750GB 5400 RPM drive, I would rather it be more like 350-400GB and have it be 7200 RPM.
     
  2. alexUW

    alexUW Notebook Virtuoso

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  3. xl3g3ndx

    xl3g3ndx Notebook Enthusiast

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    Shobster Notebook Consultant

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    Is there really nothing new that the 7xxx series introduce? I've heard about there new "architecture" with nm chips or something like that. I'm not getting the real picture of that.
     
  5. alexUW

    alexUW Notebook Virtuoso

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    I think it's just a die shrink from 40 nm to 22 nm; uses less wattage and produces less heat. Other than that, I don;t think there are any huge performance differences; maybe others can chime in
     
  6. Shobster

    Shobster Notebook Consultant

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    Actually, I think the "less wattage and produces less heat" part is a biggie for me. This is will be obviously be good for laptops so that they can be a little cooler.

    But then again...90C temps would be the new 110C overheating error temps due to their size.:(
     
  7. hockeymass

    hockeymass that one guy

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    Depends on which 7XXX it is. Some of them are 28nm, I don't think any of those have been released yet. The ones that are out now are just rebadged 6XXXs, still 40nm.
     
  8. key001

    key001 Notebook Evangelist

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    I think that card sucks for gaming.
     
  9. MahmoudDewy

    MahmoudDewy Notebook Evangelist

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    I thought the new 7xxx series introduced DX11.1 ... not that I think that it matters
     
  10. Jasp

    Jasp Notebook Evangelist

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    DX11.1, New architecture, 28nm, less watts, better power to watt ratio, The desktop cards are also capable of being near enough fully switched off when not in used, down to about 2.6watts low enough for the fan to turn off. All bodes well for the laptop variants if their built on the same newer processes.
     
  11. Mastershroom

    Mastershroom wat

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    No you wouldn't. :p
     
  12. Chief_MacD

    Chief_MacD Newbie

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    Hard drives most certainly DO affect game performance, depending on the TYPE of game being played. If one is playing an MMORPG, or anything based on the net, no notice would be given to the harddrive, within bounds of reason. IF one were playing a game, say like the Crysis series, Halo...anything that is LOADED on the harddrive and is referenced, along with the OEM disk, for game information, then your seek times can be GREATLY affected by a harddrive!
     
  13. DEagleson

    DEagleson Gamer extraordinaire

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    AMD and Nvidia might rebrand some of the current cards as lower tiered cards of their next product line.
    For now only the high end will be 28nm, or at least until the manufacturing matures.
     
  14. Ritzy Cat

    Ritzy Cat Notebook Consultant

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    That GPU isn't exactly good for gaming, it can probably play most modern games on Low.
     
  15. aduy

    aduy Keeping it cool since 93'

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    it does have gddr5 though!
     
  16. Mastershroom

    Mastershroom wat

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    ...which means absolutely nothing on its own. You could slap GDDR5 memory on an 8400m GS, and it would still be terrible.
     
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    Good up-scaling videos and video editing otherwise only useful for XBL like games on the PC eg: Bionic Commando Rearmed, Trine, Torchlight, etc.
     
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    Listen to this man, for he speaks the truth.
     
  19. gggplaya

    gggplaya Newbie

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    I agree. Many modern games are still seeking, writing and gathering data from the harddrive during game play. I think i read an article online about someone testing BF3 and other games during gameplay. They were comparing solid state performance to traditional drive in a desktop. BF3 if i remember correctly, suprisingly writes alot of data during gameplay. All of this with more than an adequate amount of ram.
     
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