Anandtech's GPU12 and notebookcheck are what you want to look at for GPU comparisons.
IF the GPU is listed. Anandtech doesn't have nearly as extensive a tested array of GPUs as videobenchmark.net. However notebookcheck.net is just as extensive as videobenchmark and quite a bit more detailed in the results.
Agreed. The OP will probably see more difference with an SSD than with the i5. I have an AMD 965 x4 BE, and it flies with my SSD and 550 ti. That is a desktop, though. I got fed up with laptops having heat issues with gaming, so I just built a desktop. It is lovely. I do have a laptop with an ivy i5 that I game on occasionally, always watching my speedfan window. It rarely gets above 68*C with a cooling fan on it. What do you guys think is a safe temp?
I wouldn't want to see it pass 70c in normal use or 80C in heavy gaming or similar type load.
While we're on the topic, when was the last time you blew the dust out of the fan area, if ever.
It might be a good idea to do so, unless your machine is almost new.
If and when you blow compressed air in there, it would be wise to stick something into the blades of the fan to stop it from over-spinning and causing bearing or bushing damage.
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