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I wanted to know what do i need in a laptop to run most games on medium settings. Like what cpu gpu and stuff so i can find a similar one in my country simce shipping isnt available to it in like newegg and other site. Thanks

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Get the Dell Inspiron 7559

It's the laptop I have in my sig as of right now. It can do Fallout 4 on High at 1080p if it matters, and I manage a stable 40 FPS doing it.

$850 nets you a smokin' laptop that'll do whatever you want. Also, it has exceptional cooling. I cannot understate this fact. I haven't seen temps break 77*C for the CPU and I've yet to see temps peak beyond 75*C for the GPU.
     
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Get the Dell Inspiron 7559

It's the laptop I have in my sig as of right now. It can do Fallout 4 on High at 1080p if it matters, and I manage a stable 40 FPS doing it.

$850 nets you a smokin' laptop that'll do whatever you want. Also, it has exceptional cooling. I cannot understate this fact. I haven't seen temps break 77*C for the CPU and I've yet to see temps peak beyond 75*C for the GPU.
damn its pretty expensive i would say xd i was looking for 600 dollars max or something, i dont want to max out games on high just medium or maybe low

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Get the Dell Inspiron 7559

It's the laptop I have in my sig as of right now. It can do Fallout 4 on High at 1080p if it matters, and I manage a stable 40 FPS doing it.

$850 nets you a smokin' laptop that'll do whatever you want. Also, it has exceptional cooling. I cannot understate this fact. I haven't seen temps break 77*C for the CPU and I've yet to see temps peak beyond 75*C for the GPU.
damn its pretty expensive i would say xd i was looking for 600 dollars max or something, i dont want to max out games on high just medium or maybe low

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That's definitely going to be nearly impossible...even an entry level 940-950m is going to set you around $700.
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Get the Dell Inspiron 7559

It's the laptop I have in my sig as of right now. It can do Fallout 4 on High at 1080p if it matters, and I manage a stable 40 FPS doing it.

$850 nets you a smokin' laptop that'll do whatever you want. Also, it has exceptional cooling. I cannot understate this fact. I haven't seen temps break 77*C for the CPU and I've yet to see temps peak beyond 75*C for the GPU.
damn its pretty expensive i would say xd i was looking for 600 dollars max or something, i dont want to max out games on high just medium or maybe low

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That's definitely going to be nearly impossible...even an entry level 940-950m is going to set you around $700.
hmm damn ill have to work like 6 months yo get that money, i guess ill find a job tomorrow :v thanks

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Are you against buying a refurbished or a used laptop?
Oh god why?

Please don't go for a 940M laptop... they really aren't good for much other than generic games. The 960M I have is hardly capable of handling most games on high settings, modern ones at least... and the 940M will choke and die before you even look at it twice in most games within the last 5 years. It's on par with the old 560M I had. That's no bueno. Just save up your cash and buy a better machine in half a year. Trust me, it's well worth it.

OR go huntin' for a refurbished machine on Ebay. biggrin.gif You can probably find a GTX 765M laptop for around $600...
     
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The 940m is the very definition of a paper tiger in the laptop dGPU list lol

Lowest I would go is the 950m w/ GDDR5 but even then that puts it at arms length of a system with a 960m.
    
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The 940m is the very definition of a paper tiger in the laptop dGPU list lol

Lowest I would go is the 950m w/ GDDR5 but even then that puts it at arms length of a system with a 960m.

They showed there's no real reason to go for the 950M with GDDR5 memory over the DDR3 model. The added bandwidth doesn't really help that much. The L2 Cache that maxwell features pretty much alleviates any bandwidth shortages these lower end cards have. Hence why things like the 960M can handle a 4GB framebuffer without bottlenecking itself.
     
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They showed there's no real reason to go for the 950M with GDDR5 memory over the DDR3 model. The added bandwidth doesn't really help that much. The L2 Cache that maxwell features pretty much alleviates any bandwidth shortages these lower end cards have. Hence why things like the 960M can handle a 4GB framebuffer without bottlenecking itself.

Interesting, some people even overclocked their 950m's to 960m levels too, though I am not sure what memory was used to achieve that.
    
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