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User Info: Diayamondo

4 years ago#1
Found a laptop I like for like $530, I assume that's decent for gaming, right?

Just worried that I may end up buying the laptop but not being able to play games on the side, too.

User Info: Monkeymage

4 years ago#2
It's terrible for gaming. Maybe for gaming on COD and Source games at low resolutions.
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User Info: pitt12177

4 years ago#3
Not really.

User Info: Shub

4 years ago#4
It's not terrible, if my MacBook Air can play Crysis at 20-25 FPS on low, I would imagine an AMD A8 can at least do just as well... I wouldn't call it "good" for gaming either, but it should play most games currently out... which A8 is it?
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User Info: GreenMage7

4 years ago#5
It'll perform better in most games than the Intel integrated graphics. The newer the better, can you maybe post the whole laptop specs?]


That's the newest A8's and there are some benchmarks. It handles most things that aren't CoH2 on low. That doesn't say the resolution but you'll mostly be gaming at 720p on a laptop.

User Info: thebladeofwoe

4 years ago#6
No idea on the A8 but if you look at my sig, that cost me £499 and is a lenovo Z series i have chucked loads of games at it. Runs them well. Blops2 medium-high settings 40-60fps with drops here an Tomb Raider (2013) on high with fps in the 40s+

honestly the A series are nice. No where near as good as a i5/i7 with a 770M that can cost upto £1200-1500 easy. look a bit harder tc. You may find a better deal.
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User Info: cosmic_assasin

4 years ago#7
my laptop i use now has an A8 processor with HD 6620, i play a few games on low - med settings, BF3, DmC, Skyrim lol
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User Info: GreenMage7

4 years ago#8
cosmic_assasin posted...
my laptop i use now has an A8 processor with HD 6620, i play a few games on low - med settings, BF3, DmC, Skyrim lol

Yeah, that's the same one I have. The only games I have installed on it though are things like FTL and other less intensive games. I never even bothered installing bigger things because of limited SSD space in addition to having an actual desktop.

User Info: SurfinClubStyle

4 years ago#9
Find an A10 at the least

I have an A10 and can play games med-high with 7660g integrated graphics on my laptop
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User Info: Diayamondo

4 years ago#10
Here are the specs. For a $529 laptop, should this do?

Operating system
Windows 8 64

AMD Quad-Core A8-5550M Accelerated Processor

AMD Radeon HD 8000 Series Graphics

6GB DDR3 System Memory (2 Dimm)

Memory Slots

Hard drive
750GB 5400 rpm Hard Drive

Optical drive
No Internal DVD or CD Drive

Network interface
10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet LAN

802.11b/g/n WLAN

Power supply
65W AC power adapter

6-Cell Lithium-Ion Battery

Battery Life
Up to 9 hours and 45 minutes

4 SuperSpeed USB 3.0; 1 HDMI; 1 headphone-out/microphone-in combo; 1 RJ45

Expansion Slots
Multi-format digital media card reader

Energy Efficiency Compliance
ENERGY STAR® qualified; EPEAT® Silver
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