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Got this laptop as a gift. Is it any good for gaming?

#1AzurexNightmarePosted 8/17/2013 4:02:54 AM
http://www.amazon.com/Vivobook-V550CA-DB71T-15-6-Inch-Touchscreen-Laptop/dp/B00COQGJ08/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1376737045&sr=8-1&keywords=ASUS+laptop+8GB+ram+1tb+touch+screen#productDetails

If it can run games on medium that would be cool. :p
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#2TimePharaohPosted 8/17/2013 4:06:43 AM
So I guess "medium" is just some generic thing that covers everything, because since running Crysis 3 maxed and McPixel maxed are totally equal running Witcher 2 at medium and Tomb Raider 2 would also be equivalent
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#3sauruschamp1Posted 8/17/2013 4:07:28 AM
It just has integrated graphics (Intel HD Graphics 4000) and the cpu has only 2.0 GHz so that will hold you back a fair bit. You can still probably run some older games and indie games but dont expect to run skyrim on it. I have a laptop which looks like it has similar spec (just for uni work) and if I put oblivion on super low it just run but is still a bit laggy. Really depends what you trying to play as its probably fine playing minecraft (without hd texture packs) and indie games like to the moon.
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#4AzurexNightmare(Topic Creator)Posted 8/17/2013 4:13:36 AM
I wonder why it has so much ram o-o

what are computers like this good for? i guess for running high level programs that aren't games?
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#5schadowPosted 8/17/2013 4:27:03 AM
AzurexNightmare posted...
I wonder why it has so much ram o-o

what are computers like this good for? i guess for running high level programs that aren't games?


RAM is cheap. Integrated GPU with grotesque amounts of shared memory is cheap. 5400 RPM drives are cheap.

And they're all numbers! The more numbers, the better.
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#6GlitchwerksPosted 8/17/2013 6:22:25 AM
AzurexNightmare posted...
I wonder why it has so much ram o-o

what are computers like this good for? i guess for running high level programs that aren't games?


ASUS bills them as robust multimedia PCs. I have a step up from that model with an integrated graphics card and a 2 GB Nvidia graphics card.

I can play Skyrim at about 40 FPS with almost everything at high. I loaded the high resolution textures and the frame rate dropped to 15-20 FPS.

I didn't actually buy mine for gaming, but since it will play games I have started playing some.
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#7gsf4lyfePosted 8/17/2013 6:37:29 AM
sauruschamp1 posted...
It just has integrated graphics (Intel HD Graphics 4000) and the cpu has only 2.0 GHz so that will hold you back a fair bit. You can still probably run some older games and indie games but dont expect to run skyrim on it. I have a laptop which looks like it has similar spec (just for uni work) and if I put oblivion on super low it just run but is still a bit laggy. Really depends what you trying to play as its probably fine playing minecraft (without hd texture packs) and indie games like to the moon.


Skyrim isn't really that difficult to run. I've seen some pretty low end laptops running it.
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#8PhilOnDezPosted 8/17/2013 7:58:30 AM
The HD4000 specifically can run skyrim at about 30 fps onlow at 1080p, medium at 720 (though I'd opt for faster frames an stick with low). I didn't look at the link though so I'm not sure what res screen it has, and there's a chance the actual processor will hold you back some in that game specifically. HD4000 is pretty equivalent to the current consoles so you can expect most multiplat games to run playably on low, as well as most indie games that aren't incompatible with the HD4000.
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#9Kokuei05Posted 8/17/2013 8:26:59 AM(edited)
From: sauruschamp1 | Posted: 8/17/2013 7:07:28 AM | #003
It just has integrated graphics (Intel HD Graphics 4000) and the cpu has only 2.0 GHz so that will hold you back a fair bit. You can still probably run some older games and indie games but dont expect to run skyrim on it. I have a laptop which looks like it has similar spec (just for uni work) and if I put oblivion on super low it just run but is still a bit laggy. Really depends what you trying to play as its probably fine playing minecraft (without hd texture packs) and indie games like to the moon.


lol. You can run skyrim on HD4000.

Plus the max reso is just 1366x768.
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#10Reaper_MinionPosted 8/17/2013 8:43:04 AM
I can play Skyrim on my old rig with a Q6600 @ 2.4 GHZ, 4GB DDR2 400MHz RAM, and a 8800GTS 512MB. High settings, 2xAA, 4xAF, 1920x1080 = 50-60 FPS.

Yeah, that game is so well optimized that you shouldn't ever bring it up in these discussions. It runs better than Oblivion and Fallout 3/NV, for god's sake.
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