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02-27-2018 10:18 AM
Imglidinhere
Quote: Originally Posted by thegreatsquare View Post
...I'm still using my Haswell laptop w/980m 8GB and I see me doing so fairly comfortably for another 3-5yrs.

1: I think the whole thing is too long.

2: I don't think it should be centered around a lot of hardware specifics, but mention the general trends of hardware requirements in association to console generations as most PC games are ports, then a paragraph on what's a respectable minimum for current gen ports and then a paragraph on where the current hardware is compared to that. [It will be easier to refresh one paragraph on new hardware releases than to be combing through everything for hardware mentions laced throughout the guide]. It's how I've chose my last two laptops and it's worked pretty well. [I could probably cobble together the theoretical/philosophical first part of this section from an old post or ten.]

3: Cooling should be briefly discussed as a function of airflow [thick vs thin laptops], thermal paste, heatpipes and HSF [single/dual].

4: Then there should be a small section on non-performance parts such as types of keyboards and screens.

5: Brands should be covered in general including their reliability, but not specific models. That assessment should be made by the reader from the knowledge they've acquired in points 2-5.
@Thereceiver @thegreatsquare

I'm all for doing such! A less specific thread with more generalizations is probably better nowadays. When I originally made the thread, gaming laptops were laughably overpriced. Now? Well... they're about the same in the current market turmoil. So yeah, let's all get together on this!
02-27-2018 08:04 AM
thegreatsquare
Quote: Originally Posted by TheReciever View Post
@Imglidinhere @thegreatsquare

Since we all tend to disagree I think it would be perfect for us to get together and update this if you guys have the time

Im up for it, the landscape has changed quite a bit after Haswell.
...I'm still using my Haswell laptop w/980m 8GB and I see me doing so fairly comfortably for another 3-5yrs.

1: I think the whole thing is too long.

2: I don't think it should be centered around a lot of hardware specifics, but mention the general trends of hardware requirements in association to console generations as most PC games are ports, then a paragraph on what's a respectable minimum for current gen ports and then a paragraph on where the current hardware is compared to that. [It will be easier to refresh one paragraph on new hardware releases than to be combing through everything for hardware mentions laced throughout the guide]. It's how I've chose my last two laptops and it's worked pretty well. [I could probably cobble together the theoretical/philosophical first part of this section from an old post or ten.]

3: Cooling should be briefly discussed as a function of airflow [thick vs thin laptops], thermal paste, heatpipes and HSF [single/dual].

4: Then there should be a small section on non-performance parts such as types of keyboards and screens.

5: Brands should be covered in general including their reliability, but not specific models. That assessment should be made by the reader from the knowledge they've acquired in points 2-5.
11-26-2017 11:04 PM
TheReciever @Imglidinhere @thegreatsquare

Since we all tend to disagree I think it would be perfect for us to get together and update this if you guys have the time thumb.gif

Im up for it, the landscape has changed quite a bit after Haswell.
11-26-2017 09:28 PM
subassy Don't suppose you'd consider updating the info ont he first post? It's been a while. I'll understand if not.

By the way I'm still running my Sager/Clevo I purchased in February of 2013. I'm about to buy a new laptop right now actually.
08-31-2015 01:14 PM
Imglidinhere
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Originally Posted by TheReciever View Post

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I had no idea how detailed I'd gotten when I started this. That first post is freaking HUGE. xD Gonna take me the better part of a week to get this all sorted out. tongue.gif
08-31-2015 11:05 AM
TheReciever subbed
08-31-2015 03:58 AM
Imglidinhere Updating this as we speak! Finally got around to messing with this thread again! YAY! biggrin.gif
09-20-2014 11:48 AM
Imglidinhere I don't think there's a specific formula for how much Vram is used. It depends on how well the game works and the game engine or something. That I'm not sure of.

Also, if I fair some spare time, I'll more than happily update this. xD
09-14-2014 01:41 PM
epicfail331 Wow good thread....and yeah if you find time to update that would be awesome.


I am wondering how to calculate exactly how much VRAM is used. Mainly the new Nvidia 880Ms

GPU Engine Specs:
1536 CUDA Cores
954 + Boost Graphics Clock (MHz)
Memory Specs:
Up to 2500 MHz Memory Clock (MHZ)
GDDR5 Standard Memory Configuration
256-bit Memory Interface Width
160.0 Memory Bandwidth (GB/sec)

This was pulled from Nvidias site.
Every laptop manufacturer states these as having 8GB VRAM. And yet when researching most people laughed at that it seemed as the GPU most likely wouldn't use all that VRAM. So what formula is used to find out how much VRAM is actually used from a GPU?

Thanks for your response.
08-22-2014 11:50 PM
Imglidinhere Heavens me this needs updating... but I have no time to spare anymore. x3
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