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amd radeon hd 6630m vs intel hd 3000

Discussion in 'Gaming (Software and Graphics Cards)' started by propeller10, Jul 17, 2011.

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  1. propeller10

    propeller10 Notebook Guru

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    Does AMD card provide significantly better graphics? Im choosing between two notebooks and it has come down to this :eek:


    Edit: The AMD card has 2 gigs.

    And do you think the Intel graphics will provide better battery life even though the AMD laptop has switchable graphics?
     
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    I use SB with 6630m and intel 3000 and at 720p the intel runs things at low settings @30fps and the AMD discrete runs at max settings >30fps. The differences can be quite notable in some games and as you scale up the resolution further (1600x900, for example) the differences should become more obvious.

    The AMD graphics is discrete and requires separate power to run than the integrated intel graphics, which shares TDP with the CPU. This will obviously have a negative impact on battery life, but the 6630m isn't too power hungry, so you could probably get 2-4 hours gaming on it in my experience.
     
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