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    Reviews - HP Pavilion dv6

    AMD-infused entertainment laptop reviewed and rated.
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    Re: Reviews - HP Pavilion dv6

    Interesting that the integrated gpu is twice a potent as the discrete gpu that has the newer branding monkier!

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    Re: Reviews - HP Pavilion dv6

    I have a DV6 1130SA - older variation on this one and was running Farcry 2 on it in 1280x720 resolution and medium to high detail on DX9, ran buttery smooth. They are good alround laptops for everything you could possibly need.

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    Re: Reviews - HP Pavilion dv6

    I'm curious what their reason is for not including USB 3. Major fail.

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    Re: Reviews - HP Pavilion dv6

    Quote Originally Posted by miniyazz View Post
    I'm curious what their reason is for not including USB 3. Major fail.
    Totally agree. Even if it's just one port, it makes the laptop much more future proof.

    Quote Originally Posted by keithwalton View Post
    Interesting that the integrated gpu is twice a potent as the discrete gpu that has the newer branding monkier!
    So, why did they include it?


    those two decisions seem the wrong way round

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    Re: Reviews - HP Pavilion dv6

    Quote Originally Posted by keithwalton View Post
    Interesting that the integrated gpu is twice a potent as the discrete gpu that has the newer branding monkier!
    Quote Originally Posted by iamlorro View Post
    So, why did they include it?


    those two decisions seem the wrong way round
    Refer to: http://www.amd.com/uk/products/techn...raphics.aspx#2

    The A6 "APU" has a 'AMD Radeon™ HD 6520G' built-in. The discrete chip is a 'AMD Radeon HD 7470M' (really 6490M). At the chart, they work together (essentially "crossfire" but branded as "dual graphics" for APU's) and AMD rates them then as a "HD 6545G2".

    The benefit is dedicated graphics memory from the discrete gpu and an extra bit of performance.

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    Re: Reviews - HP Pavilion dv6

    Interesting review, especially as I don't often see AMD fusion crossfire/dual graphics reviews.

    Because that is it's main selling point though, I really would have like to have seen even 2 or 3 real world gaming benchmarks - one synthetic benchmark doesn't tell me much as it could perform relatively well or poorly in that particular benchmark vs real world FPS / driving games / RTS games etc.

    The fact that it barely betters the nvidia GT525 (with optimus) is not very convincing either. Who knows though? Maybe it is more convincing in real world games... (if only I knew)

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