This stuff is so foreign to me, I have no idea what would be considered decent specs for what I wanna spend (no more than 500). Anyone just have any good recs? Not even for gaming use, just watching movies and school.
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It may even be worth putting the extra cash in. [Actually, it is a nobrainer] The HD 8750m is GCN architecture, which means it supports AMD's new API "Mantle". Battlefield 4 will get patched for it and Frostbite 3 will maintain support for it. [So likely BF5 too, Dragon Age 3 and the next Mass Effect] SquareEnix [Eidos/Crystal Dynamics] will support it too. Thief will use it, probably the next Tomb Raider and such. I expect more to hop on board since all the game developers are already working with AMD due to only AMD being in both consoles.
If you're skeptical, wait for the BF4 Mantle patch and check the results.