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I may be away from a desktop for an extended period of time (a few months) and will most likely be using an HP tm2t with an integrated ATI hd4550 (512mb dedicated). I would like to connect to an external monitor and game a bit with this but don't know how realistic my expectations are.

I'll be playing games like MW2, FO3 (modded), DAO, and others like these (I basically play everything aside from rts).

I know I can't expect anywhere close to the performance of my desktop card but what could I compare it to? Would it be along the same performance as say an hd2900xt?

I'd really be interested in hearing from someone that's used the chip.

Give me some guidance oh learn-ed ones.
 

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Found some benches for this thing, at 1280x1024 with max settings, 4xAA, 16xAF CoD4:MW (One) runs at 19FPS average... Damn


Turn everything as low as possible, run at native res. and hope for the best!
 

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I have a 3650 in my lappy which is slight worse than that and I can play l4d2 maxed on high 1280 x 800. I could also play DA: O but on low if i recall.
 

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Ok, the quick input is much appreciated. What would you guys say would be an acceptable gaming machine for about $850? I'm partial to ati.
 

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If you're building? Why not go for 1156 + 5850, you could easily create something nice with that. Even save some money, grab an E8400, some decent memory and couple that with a 5850 and you'll be solid.
 

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If you're building? Why not go for 1156 + 5850, you could easily create something nice with that. Even save some money, grab an E8400, some decent memory and couple that with a 5850 and you'll be solid.

Apologies, I should have been clearer. I would need a laptop.
 

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It's a refrub... and it's nVidia, but it's pretty well priced for what you get;
Amazon.com: Asus G60JX-RBBX05 Intel i5-430M, 4 GB, 500 GB, NVIDIA GTS360M, Webcam, 16-Inch LED, Windows 7 Notebook (Manufacturer Refurbished): Computer & Accessories
That really is a pretty good deal. I don't mind the 360m its a nice chip. My only beef with this 16 incher is the screen resolution but for $800, how can you complain? Thanks for your input.

EDIT: How does the 5650 hold up?
 

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I'm kind of torn between the model you linked and the four below. I'd rather have the i5 but the c2d models come with the gtx 260m (a bit better than the gts 360m).


http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...x+260m&x=0&y=0

EDIT: The two with the p7350's don't support VT-x so I guess I can count them out. Basically, do I want an i5 with the 360m or a p8700 with a 260m.
 

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How about an ideapad Y560 with a HD5730.

http://shop.lenovo.com/SEUILibrary/c...EFE41A7A5D7192
Not a bad card but the 260m is a bit nicer. I'm doing some more due diligence before I make a move so I'll let you guys know what I went with.
 

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I have an HD 4550 dedicated...

I play MW2 at these settings:

Resolution 1280x1024
Shadows ON
all else off
40-60 FPS
That's not that bad.
 

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i have a 4550 in crossfire and it plays 1920 x 1200 @ medium
Board's native crossfire? That's not bad.

On the other hand, my desktop with a Pentium D and HD4550 struggles to play TF2 properly. At 1024x768.
 

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Dell Outlet are doing 25% off their latitudes. Can get a E4310 or E6410 for just over US$500. Just attach a US$220/$280 GTS450/GTX460 x1 1.0 Optimus DIY ViDock and your games will fly.
 
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