|I'm about to pull the trigger on a Sony Vaio EC laptop, but I've got one question first.|
The Custom to Order let's me put in a Core i3-380M 2.53GHz, i5-480M 2.66GHz, i5-580M GHz , or i7-680M 2.8GHz.
The option I'm choosing has a Radeon 5470 512MB dedicated card, so I'm wondering which CPU will pose the smallest bottleneck? Or will a core i3 do for me? It also has 4GB of RAM.
I'm using this mainly for adobe CS and some 3D modeling, and light gaming, so by what I've researched an i3 will do for my purposes, but I'd still like to know if it would be holding back the video card or vice versa. I've read up on each component individually, but I'm not sure how they'ed interact together. In case that the video card is the weak one, I also have the option to upgrade to a 5650 1GB card, but I'd rather upgrade only one or none at all; I'm trying to keep this cheap. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks in advance