AMD vs. Centrino? ATI vs Intel? HELPPP!!!!!!!

By splinterxcell
Feb 16, 2006
  1. hey guys,.. i think im finally getting it.. could you tell me which of these laptops would be better for gaming?? id appreciate it thanks..

    this is a HP laptop
    Processor Brand: AMD
    Processor Class: Turion 64 Mobile Technology
    Processor Number: ML-40
    Bus Speed: 1.8 GHz
    Mobile Technology: Turion
    L2 Cache Size: 1 MB
    Memory Speed: PC-2700 (333MHz)
    Memory Technology: DDR-SDRAM
    Installed Memory: 2 GB
    Maximum Memory: 2 GB
    Hard Drive Capacity: 100 GB
    Drive Controllers: IDE (Ultra ATA/DMA)
    Rotational Speed: 4200 RPM
    DVD Read Speed: Not specified by manufacturer
    DVD Write Speed: 8 X
    Additional Drives: LightScribe DL DVD+/-RW
    Sound Support: Digital Audio (16-bit)
    Video Chipset Brand: ATI
    Video Chipset: RADEON XPRESS 200M IGP
    Installed Video Memory: 128 MB
    Resolution: 1280 x 800
    Display Size: 15.4 in

    THIS one is a Toshiba.. which one looks better for gaming?
    Processor Brand: Intel
    Processor Class: Pentium M Processor
    Processor Number: 760
    Processor Speed: 2.0 GHz
    Bus Speed: 533 MHz
    Mobile Technology: Centrino
    L2 Cache Size: 2 MB
    System Chipset: Intel 915GM Express
    Memory Speed: PC2-4200 (533MHz)
    Memory Technology: DDR2-SDRAM
    Installed Memory: 1 GB
    Maximum Memory: 2 GB
    Hard Drive Capacity: 120 GB
    Drive Controllers: SATA-150
    Rotational Speed: 5400 RPM
    Additional Drives: DL DVD SuperMulti
    Sound Support: 3D Audio
    Video Chipset Brand: Intel
    Video Chipset: Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 900
    Shared Video RAM (Max): 128 MB
    Resolution: 1280 x 800
    Display Size: 15.4 in

    which one is better for gaming?lemme konw if you need more info on any of these
  2. Didou

    Didou Bowtie extraordinair! Posts: 4,274

    Between those two laptops the VGA card will have more effect then the CPU & in that aspect, the ATI VGA chipset is faster then the Intel one.
  3. CrossFire851

    CrossFire851 TS Rookie Posts: 766

    Agreed the ATI one is better but, must you select one of these laptops?What's your price range? :confused:
  4. CrossFire851

    CrossFire851 TS Rookie Posts: 766

    good luck with your pick :D
  5. CrossFire851

    CrossFire851 TS Rookie Posts: 766

    Neither should be a replacement for a PC for gaming....
    (Don't want to be the men guy to tell you up front)
  6. Neowizard

    Neowizard TS Rookie Posts: 22

    I've never heard of a gaming laptop, I agree with CrossFire, but if that's what u want...I hope u'll enjoy

    well, as much as I'm a gr8 AMD fan an' all, when it comes to mobile, I say intell (just past experience).
    One problem, that V.card, like Didou said, won't hold up for scratch (intell GPU are plainly lame).
    If these are ur only choices, I can only say, enjoy ur new AMD laptop, but u should look for an intell one with nice V.card on it.

    hope u'll enjoy whatever choice u take.
  7. Didou

    Didou Bowtie extraordinair! Posts: 4,274

    CrossFire, there's an "edit" button, it's there for a reason. ;)
  8. AtK SpAdE

    AtK SpAdE TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,495

    Never heard of a gaming laptop? Check out the top of the line Acers, or the XPS from dell. They can perform just as well as a desktop....they will cost you a pretty penny though. The xpress 200 graphics will not play many of todays modern games, so out of those two, I would say none (for gaming)
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