Thin and Light 11-14 notebooks gaming worth compendium 2013 update

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  1. Karamazovmm

    Karamazovmm Overthinking? Always!

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    you should try focusing more on the vram, this is something that is severely limiting in your card since it uses DDR3, but that is nothing short of amazing
     
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    avanish11 Panda! ^_^

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    That's incredible. How are temperatures/stability affected? How does it translate into gaming performance? As in, do games get 90% higher frame rates at the same settings, or is there a bottleneck somewhere?
     
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    Amal77 Notebook Deity

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    Stability remains, no issue whatsoever.

    Temperatures definitely will increase. Increased around 4 to 6 celcius on stress test compared to stock. Nothing much to be worried about.

    Gaming performance is about the same as the GT650M DDR3. Which definitely is not 90% higher than the stock GT640M LE. Roughly from 40% to 60% I guess, depending on the games you played.
     
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    Baenwort Notebook Evangelist

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    If you're willing to push the OC that much you can see some nice improvements with Kepler.

    Prema reports the following with his Clevo w110er(GT 650 GDDR3 in 11.6 chasis)

     
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    pokiworms Notebook Consultant

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    I'm running Skyrim 900p, no AA/AF at 60fps running through terrain and brush. Spec Ops: The Line runs at 50+fps at 900p w/ med. detail. Dead Island is a bit slower but still solid at 40-50+ fps. Diablo III is solid with vsync on with high quality at 900p.

    Temperatures can reach up to 70-75*C, which I think is totally worth the tradeoff. Right now, I'm set on the idea that the S13P is the best performance for its size + best batterylife w/ the add on slice.
     
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    "Envy 4t - Already released, possible update to include ivy bridge, and a model with the AMD APU trinity is to be released"

    Has there been any confirmation that there will in [fact] be a trinity version of the Envy 4?
     
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    Karamazovmm Overthinking? Always!

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    it was announced in the launch of the SB models. even the spec sheet. but so far no news
     
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    Irishtrekkie Notebook Enthusiast

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    hmm was looking at the sony s13p and e14p,
    i see some impressive overclocking on the 640 le in the 13 inch.

    I am wondering how does the AMD Radeon HD 7670M compare with the 640 ?
     
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    Not bad at all. If the S13P were ~800-900, I'd buy it in a heartbeat. I can't really justify paying $1200 for it when I could get an HP dv4t with quad i7 and 650m for $800.

    If you overclock it, the 640m wins hands down. If you don't, they'll probably be about the same, with the 640 maybe having a slight edge in some games.
     
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    Well, you get a lightweight (1.67kg vs 2.2kg) laptop with a good resolution LCD (1600x900 vs 1366x768).

    Both are in a different league.

    HP DV4T should go against Lenovo Y480 with the GT650M.
     
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