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So I am debating grabbing an HP DV6 series laptop.


I've been looking at one with:

Intel i5 2450m
HD 7690 M 1GB
6GB RAM

I would be playing CoD Series with probably max settings. Not that demanding. Medium if needed to increase FPS. (I like 45+)
Also some DiRT 2/3. I use VSYNC so 30 FPS is fine, medium settings?
And Lastly BF3 on Medium/Low mix. 30 FPS is just fine.

1376x768 is the res IIRC.
 
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COD...i dunno

But from personal exp. dirt2 will play 30+ on high on a HD5450 and core2duo E6700 @ 3ghz
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At that resolution you shouldn't have any problems playing COD. IIRC, COD4 and MW2 ran maxed on my HD4670 back when. Never played the newest COD, so I can't comment on that.

I don't know much about dirt series--apparently it can be pretty taxing, but again, at that native resolution I would be surprised if you run into any issues.

edit--This gives a decent indicator of the gpu performance: http://www.notebookcheck.net/AMD-Radeon-HD-7690M.67737.0.html
Edited by guyladouche - 3/18/12 at 8:13pm
    
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post #4 of 9
Quote:
Originally Posted by snoball View Post

So I am debating grabbing an HP DV6 series laptop.
I've been looking at one with:
Intel i5 2450m
HD 7690 M 1GB
6GB RAM
I would be playing CoD Series with probably max settings. Not that demanding. Medium if needed to increase FPS. (I like 45+)
Also some DiRT 2/3. I use VSYNC so 30 FPS is fine, medium settings?
And Lastly BF3 on Medium/Low mix. 30 FPS is just fine.
1376x768 is the res IIRC.


http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834158372&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-_-RSSDailyDeals-_-na-_-na&AID=10521304&PID=4003003&SID=1eg4k1d6zqymm
If you're looking at this laptop then it's a 1920x1080 resolution. And yes, it'll run those just fine.
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Originally Posted by Shion314 View Post

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834158372&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-_-RSSDailyDeals-_-na-_-na&AID=10521304&PID=4003003&SID=1eg4k1d6zqymm
If you're looking at this laptop then it's a 1920x1080 resolution. And yes, it'll run those just fine.

No it wasn't that one. I was on HP's website messing around with the system configuration. it was at ~650 for 768 so what you posted seems better rep+

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At that resolution you shouldn't have any problems playing COD. IIRC, COD4 and MW2 ran maxed on my HD4670 back when. Never played the newest COD, so I can't comment on that.
I don't know much about dirt series--apparently it can be pretty taxing, but again, at that native resolution I would be surprised if you run into any issues.
edit--This gives a decent indicator of the gpu performance: http://www.notebookcheck.net/AMD-Radeon-HD-7690M.67737.0.html

I spent an hour looking around that website for info comparing it to other cards. It's safe to say I was floored by the performance coming from a laptop. More that I had expected for that price.
 
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I spent an hour looking around that website for info comparing it to other cards. It's safe to say I was floored by the performance coming from a laptop. More that I had expected for that price.

Yeah, that system seems like it should give great performance, and doesn't cost an arm and a leg. thumb.gif
    
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Personally I preffer MSi laptops, you should check out http://rbc.redbarncomputers.com/ they actually have some nice lappies there.
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Yea that laptop will play those all very nicely. The 7690 is a great GPU, even faster than a 555m.
   
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