2The Processor

The second most important thing to look at is the processor. Many consider it the most important thing, but that’s not the case. The processor is indeed important, but after reaching a certain threshold, it no longer matters as much as your current graphics card for gaming purposes. Of course, the better processor should always be picked, but if your funds are limited and you have to choose between two models, one with a better GPU and one with a better processor, you should normally pick the first.

When it comes to processors, Intel’s i7 series is the latest at the moment, but you can also get decent performance from an i5. If you’re unsure about the performance of the processor of the laptop you’re looking at, Google will help you once more: simply search for the following string: “processor name benchmark” and again look at the numbers. For example, a search for “intel i7 6700k benchmark” will bring up results for that particular model.

As I said before, you will rarely see an amazing graphics card paired with a crappy processor (but often the opposite), so make sure you check out both in order to make sure that you make the best choice.

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