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Posted 20 August 2013 - 02:12 AM

I am looking for the cheapest laptop that can run
gta iv on low settings at 40 FPS

And yes I know that desktops are better for
Gaming but in need something portable

I am buying in the USA

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Posted 20 August 2013 - 11:32 AM

maybe a trinity based laptop, but you would need to get it at low resolution. and lately all these laptops have these stupid "solid bottom" designs that force the user to take the computer completely apart to upgrade/clean/service the CPU. i don't know the performance of intel 4000 for gta iv, but i think the prices for a RELIABLE GAMING laptop start @ $1000

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Posted 20 August 2013 - 12:31 PM

QUOTE (unc13bud @ Tuesday, Aug 20 2013, 22:32)
maybe a trinity based laptop, but you would need to get it at low resolution. and lately all these laptops have these stupid "solid bottom" designs that force the user to take the computer completely apart to upgrade/clean/service the CPU. i don't know the performance of intel 4000 for gta iv, but i think the prices for a RELIABLE GAMING laptop start @ $1000

Huh? What moron would use integrated graphics on a laptop for GTAIV?

Yeah need to spend more than a grand for sure, could you ballpark a budget?


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Posted 20 August 2013 - 12:49 PM

MSI is the brand of high-end gaming laptops. However, you'll have to lay around 2000 dollar.
But you would be able to run GTAIV on 1080p and high settings.

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Posted 20 August 2013 - 09:29 PM

I was trying to keep it under 1000$

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Posted 20 August 2013 - 10:07 PM

I'd suggest looking for something used. Don't be too dismayed or misled by naysayers - GTA4 is nearly 5 years old.

Something like this would cut it and then some.

http://vancouver.en....3956400231.html


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Posted 21 August 2013 - 12:25 AM

would this run gta iv and if how well

Intel Core i3-3227U Processor (3M Cache, 1.9 GHz)
2GB GDDR3 NVIDIA GeForce GT 740M with Optimus Technology

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Posted 21 August 2013 - 01:03 AM

I wouldnt go anything less than an i5...

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Posted 21 August 2013 - 01:07 AM

so what about this with that graphics card

Intel Core i5-3337U Processor (3M Cache, up to 2.70 GHz) with Intel Turbo Boost Technology

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Posted 21 August 2013 - 01:11 AM

Id wager you'd be happy with that.

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Posted 21 August 2013 - 12:21 PM Edited by finn4life, 21 August 2013 - 12:37 PM.

This guy uses a 640m on a laptop with is like 10-15% slower than a 740m, GTA IV runs at about 20-30fps at 1080P and a little above 30FPS with 1366 x 768. This is with an i7 processor and 8GB of ram...
That's about the same as a console, i'd recommend finding something a little better for a smoother experience, perhaps something with a 650/750m or even a 660/760m. You'd be able to get 40 - 60 fps respectively at 1366 x 768.

Here's the video.


My Laptop was brand new 18 months ago with a GPU and CPU as powerful as the one you have in mind, it cost me 850 bucks in Australia, which would be around 700 in the US. You can do better. This would be much better.

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16834233015
-GT660m
- i7
- 8GB RAM
$1042

Or this one. Bargain!
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16834152393
- GT660m
-i5
-8GB RAM
- $930 Currently (Bargain!)

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Posted 21 August 2013 - 03:24 PM

It's really amazing how the mobile GPU's keep improving over the years.
Back in 2009 I have HD HDX with a C2D 2,26GHz, 4GB and NVidia 9600M GT 512MB.
I had to play IV on 1024x768 and medium settings but still got max 24FPS.
But if I see those video gameplay IV running on 1080p and above or max settings, I'm very impressed!
The technology of those mobile GPU's are really outstanding!

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Posted 21 August 2013 - 05:15 PM

I have a laptop for about $695 (Sony Vaio) and I can run GTA IV on High settings with 35+ FPS, lowest settings 50+ FPS. Other games like Assassins Creed: Brotherhood and Prototype around 25 FPS at max settings.

Specs:

Core i5 2.5Ghz Mobile.
4GB RAM
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 7650M 1GB.
Windows 8
500 GB Hard Disk.

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Posted 21 August 2013 - 05:28 PM

QUOTE (AceKingston @ Wednesday, Aug 21 2013, 18:15)
I have a laptop for about $695 (Sony Vaio) and I can run GTA IV on High settings with 35+ FPS, lowest settings 50+ FPS. Other games like Assassins Creed: Brotherhood and Prototype around 25 FPS at max settings.

Specs:

Core i5 2.5Ghz Mobile.
4GB RAM
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 7650M 1GB.
Windows 8
500 GB Hard Disk.

Gimme! Gimme it now!

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Posted 22 August 2013 - 01:13 AM

QUOTE (AceKingston @ Thursday, Aug 22 2013, 04:15)
I have a laptop for about $695 (Sony Vaio) and I can run GTA IV on High settings with 35+ FPS, lowest settings 50+ FPS. Other games like Assassins Creed: Brotherhood and Prototype around 25 FPS at max settings.

Specs:

Core i5 2.5Ghz Mobile.
4GB RAM
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 7650M 1GB.
Windows 8
500 GB Hard Disk.

Sony Vaio is a waste of money hardware wise, at least in Western Countries, no offence, it's almost the equivalent of buying an Apple laptop here, the markups are ridiculous! For example, I say my laptop was $850. The exact same specced Sony Vaio (Literally spec for spec) was priced at around $1600. Same deal with Samsung Laptops, they look nice, but charge a fortune.

The guy in the video I linked must be getting lower FPS because he is recording, because you guys seem to be getting similar framerates with lesser specs.

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Posted 22 August 2013 - 03:54 AM

Never underestimate the power of a well built machine.

And I wouldn't trade my MacBook in for anything at this point.

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Posted 22 August 2013 - 05:15 AM

QUOTE (Otter @ Thursday, Aug 22 2013, 14:54)
Never underestimate the power of a well built machine.

And I wouldn't trade my MacBook in for anything at this point.

Doesn't really matter how well built something is, A GT560 is a GT 560. Sure a more expensive nice looking laptop might have a few smarter design choices, but for gaming it's most likely going to offer the same performance if it has the exact same specifications.

I'm not saying macbooks suck or anything, I am simply saying that if you are gaming, they are a rip off for price because A) they don't even play games. and B) The specifications are quite useless for gaming.

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Posted 22 August 2013 - 11:24 AM Edited by AceKingston, 22 August 2013 - 11:28 AM.

QUOTE (finn4life @ Thursday, Aug 22 2013, 06:43)
QUOTE (AceKingston @ Thursday, Aug 22 2013, 04:15)
I have a laptop for about $695 (Sony Vaio) and I can run GTA IV on High settings with 35+ FPS, lowest settings 50+ FPS. Other games like Assassins Creed: Brotherhood and Prototype around 25 FPS at max settings.

Specs:

Core i5 2.5Ghz Mobile.
4GB RAM
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 7650M 1GB.
Windows 8
500 GB Hard Disk.

Sony Vaio is a waste of money hardware wise, at least in Western Countries, no offence, it's almost the equivalent of buying an Apple laptop here, the markups are ridiculous! For example, I say my laptop was $850. The exact same specced Sony Vaio (Literally spec for spec) was priced at around $1600. Same deal with Samsung Laptops, they look nice, but charge a fortune.

The guy in the video I linked must be getting lower FPS because he is recording, because you guys seem to be getting similar framerates with lesser specs.


Well it's a pretty decent machine for a very good price here. Just take a flight from Australia to India. tounge.gif

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Posted 22 August 2013 - 02:04 PM

This is the laptop that I use:

Samsung Series 7 Chronos.

Intel i7-3635QM (4 cores)
8GB of RAM.
Nvidia GeForce GT 640M (1 GB)
Windows 8.
1 terabyte of hard drive space, plus another terabyte (externally).

It's a pretty decent laptop. I run GTA IV on all high with ENB and effect mods and sustain 30FPS-35FPS on average. I also play Fallout: New Vegas on all high with barely any lag.

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Posted 22 August 2013 - 03:18 PM

QUOTE (finn4life @ Wednesday, Aug 21 2013, 21:15)
I'm not saying macbooks suck or anything, I am simply saying that if you are gaming, they are a rip off for price because A) they don't even play games. and B) The specifications are quite useless for gaming.

2.8 i7 (up to 3.8 per thread in turbo)
786 GB SSD
16 GB RAM
Gt 650m
2560x1600 resolution, weighs less than 6 pounds and is less than an inch thick. Runs windows natively, not emulated.

Not too light in the britches, I'd argue. tounge.gif but I digress - the main point is that there's something to be said for a well built machine that creates a synergy among its components, be it apple, Sony, or a high end Acer tounge.gif




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