I have a few questions to ask regarding Graphics Cards and Processors.
Being on a budget of £800, I have configured two laptops, that have both been valued at £792.00
Both follow the same configuration with the exception of the processors and graphics cards:
17.3" Optimus II:
Intel® Core™i7 Dual Core Mobile Processor i7-2640M (2.80GHz) 4MB with NVIDIA GT 555M (2GB DDR3)
15.6" Optimus III
Intel® Core™i7 Quad Core Mobile Processor i7-3610QM (2.30GHz) 6MB with GT 650M (1GB DDR5)
The questions I have are:
1. Theoretically, how well will these configurations perform in comparison to each other when playing demanding games such as Skyrim and Battlefield?
2. Model vs Memory of Graphics cards - which is more important + how are they factored with performance? (I.E will the 2GB cause the 555M to outperform the 650m?)
3. How does the Ivy Bridge configuration affect the abilities of the processor?
Finally, is there alternative setup that could outperform these configurations, while still keeping within my £800 budget? (Desktops are unfortunately out of the question, due to portability being an important factor here)
I'm sorry for all of the questions, this will be my first serious computer purchase and I'd like to get the best I can afford