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Discussion in 'System Builder's Advice' started by Morgoth, Nov 18, 2009.

  1. Morgoth

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    can anny one tell me what a good laptop gpu is?
    im tottaly unkown at intels, ati, nivdea mobile gpu's

    im looking at somthing near the power of a HD3850, hd3870
    with Core 2 Dou 2ghz+

    cus im planing to buy a laptop
    must be enabled to run hl2 at maxium settings
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    Ati laptop gpus correspond to thier desktop counterparts i believe. (ie a mobile 3870 is comparable performance to a desktop 3870) Nvidia gpus not so much. I have a 9800mgs in my laptop and it performs similar to a 9600gt. That being said, any modern discrete laptop graphics card should run hl2 at max. How much are you wanting to spend on a laptop?
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    Check out ones with the HD4670. I have a lappy with and it can play HAWX at maximum detail on dx10 at 1920x1080 :)
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    Steer well clear of ANY intel GPUs, they are all complete crap.
    Anything from the 3800 or 4600 series of GPUs or higher will happily run most games you throw at them. When looking at nVidia mGPUs, they typically are about half as powerful as their desktop counterparts. ATI GPUs usually have the same or similar specs, only slower clock speeds.
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    I would look into anything with a 4650 or higher on the ati side (3850 or higher for prev generation) At least with ATI you know your card is the same as the desktop counterpart.
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    If I recall, a GTX 260M is more or less a desktop 9800 GT, and a GTX 280M is around a 9800 GTX.

    My 9800GT maxes out HL2, Team Fortress 2, Left 4 Dead at 1440*900. I use VSYNC on my 60Hz LCD monitor and it is at 60FPS maybe 95% of the time. If you play the latter 2 games, you will also need a decent CPU.
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    Dammit i was going to menchin that site mlee49 grrrr good to ya around Morgoth.
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    My 9800m GTS plays any practically. If i had a faster cpu in my laptop or some way to OC itd be gold.
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    Agree with PP. My asus g50 has a 9800mGS and it runs just about anything flawlessly, save crysis on the highest settings. Again, whats your budget for the laptop total?
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    500-600max euro
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    Then I doubt you can get anything decent with that....
    The best I know is a 4570 for that money. :ohwell:
    Or may be a 9400M or something along those lines.
    A laptop with a good GPU generally cost around 1000 euros I believe.
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    I have an Asus N81vg, and a GT120M in it. That is about a 9500gt desktop equivalent. It can run source games on highest settings, MW2 maxed out, but I would not recommend Asus for laptops.
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    Hows this one? SATELLITE L550-13C C2D/T6600
    HD4570 gpu
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    That CPU looks lackluster. I'd go for something with more powah :)
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    wich cpu would you suggest?
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    I would suggest P8xxx or even P9xxx

    it's much better than T6xxx
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    and P7 series?
    is the T6600 with HD4570 a good setup to run hl2?
    atm im running a Pentium 4 3ghz +Ht with HD3850agp gives me around 30-120fps on source games
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    T6600 actually is sufficient on doing source games..
    my T5450 with onboard graphic is good enough on Battlefield 2 on native...

    but i more recommend Intel P series...
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    Source games don't take a lot in the first place, I honestly think that most of the modern discrete graphics would be able to play source games maxed out assuming you're not going crazy with the resolution.
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    The guy wanted to play HL2 maximized...well...i have a C2Duo T5270 with a Intel 965 integrated video chipset and i can run it FLAWLESS in 1280x800...only with no AA.

    I mean it's a HP 550 last time i checked it costs like 250 euros XD
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    ok, can anny one tell me whats the differends in
    P, T, SP, SL cpu;s from intel?

    hows this one
    Asus notebook: X61SL-6X024C
    gpu HD4570
    16inc screen 1366 x 768
    cpu P8400
    4gb ddr2
    Vista home (i got here a copy of vista ultimate)

    price €611,66
    Last edited: Nov 22, 2009
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    You'll be more than happy with that CPU, buy try to look a bit more for at least a HD4650. If I'm not mistaking, the 4570 has only 80SPs, which is deffenately too little...

    I'll try to give you my uneducated understanding on them:

    The T was the highest performance class, with a TDP of around 35W, which now got replaced by the P class, which brings the same performance at sub 35W

    The SL and SP are the low energy classes which are somewhere in the field of ~15W, be careful tho coz some of them are only single core
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    is it enough to run source based games? with hd4570?
    hows this one?
    Quadro® NVS 150M
    nVIDIA Geforce 9600M GT 3D

    new Budget 700 euro max
    Last edited: Nov 22, 2009
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    You know, you can check out the cards for yourself in here:
    http://www.notebookcheck.net/NVIDIA-Quadro-NVS-150M.11907.0.html

    What that tells you is that the NVS 150M is good for nothing and that the 9600M GT is decent but not much of an upgrade from the 4570...

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