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New laptop - what can I expect?

#1Xeno_PredatorPosted 9/14/2013 8:15:10 PM
I haven't touched the latest games because my old laptop does not have the power to run them so I was wondering how my new one will fare. Main specs:

i7 4700mq
GTX 780M
8GB RAM 1600MHz
1920 x 1080 resolution

It's still not in my hands but it's on its way - super excited!
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#2ItaSouljahPosted 9/15/2013 12:22:14 AM
I really don't understand how people fork out heaps of money on a 780m yet won't upgrade the CPU to atleast a 4800MQ.

Expect great performance when the game is GPU dependent yet bad performance when it is CPU dependent

Even as i say this my laptop
i7 4700MQ
GTX 765m
8gb DDR 3 1600mhz
1920 x 1080

I paid around 1k for it and I can guarantee you paid much more for yours. Why not try and future proof a little for an extra hundred or two you have easily spent 2k an extra little amount going to hurt?

Struggles in games that are highly cpu dependent and emulators which use alot of CPU.(dolphin Wii games some struggle)

But yeah expect great performance out of it for 90% of games and some not to work so great.
#3Xeno_Predator(Topic Creator)Posted 9/15/2013 3:44:44 AM
Thanks for the info, I have already stretched my budget to try to get that 780M. The whole thing was US$1819 before taxes, shipping, and currency exchange (ordering from Australia). Ordering from within Australia makes the final price rise by a few hundred so getting it from the US is cheaper. I don't use emulators and hopefully any game that relies heavily on the CPU have options to lower those CPU dependent features.
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#4ItaSouljahPosted 9/15/2013 6:56:55 AM
Xeno_Predator posted...
Thanks for the info, I have already stretched my budget to try to get that 780M. The whole thing was US$1819 before taxes, shipping, and currency exchange (ordering from Australia). Ordering from within Australia makes the final price rise by a few hundred so getting it from the US is cheaper. I don't use emulators and hopefully any game that relies heavily on the CPU have options to lower those CPU dependent features.


so im guessing you paid around 2k - 2.5k for the build? I'm not saying the cpu is terrible because it isn't its just laptop cpu's have always been behind desktop cpu (everything on laptops is behind my error)

I got my laptop in Australia i live in Victoria

I would have gone for this if you were after a gaming laptop

http://www.logicalblueone.com.au/store/555-horize-p150sm-clevo-gaming-laptop.html

change cpu to 4800mq
change graphics card to 780m
16gb ram 1600mhz
128gb ssd
add 2nd hard drive 750gb

totals to $2347

since you paid similar after conversion, taxes etc this is what i would have gone for.
#5ShubPosted 9/15/2013 6:59:03 AM
ItaSouljah posted...
I really don't understand how people fork out heaps of money on a 780m yet won't upgrade the CPU to atleast a 4800MQ


That's because a 4800MQ is a terrible value over a 4700MQ. It's the same CPU, just clocked a bit faster. A better GPU is a far better investment.
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#6sonicteam2k1Posted 9/15/2013 6:59:08 AM
ItaSouljah posted...
Even as i say this my laptop
i7 4700MQ
GTX 765m
8gb DDR 3 1600mhz
1920 x 1080


my wife has the same laptop lol. it's great
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#7Xeno_Predator(Topic Creator)Posted 9/15/2013 7:56:14 AM
I haven't seen that website before and they do seem to have some good deals. Thanks for the introduction, I'll visit it for future reference.
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#8LaMichael_JamesPosted 9/15/2013 8:23:42 AM(edited)
Shub posted...
ItaSouljah posted...
I really don't understand how people fork out heaps of money on a 780m yet won't upgrade the CPU to atleast a 4800MQ


That's because a 4800MQ is a terrible value over a 4700MQ. It's the same CPU, just clocked a bit faster. A better GPU is a far better investment.


This

4700mq is plenty good for portable gaming. The greatest value is out of the 780m. You'll only find the cpu to be a problem if you're using an amd mobile cpu.
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#9SilentHawk29Posted 9/15/2013 9:44:49 AM
I play Wii games at 25-30 FPS on my 3610QM. Unless you're doing some heavy computing, upgrading the CPU for hundreds of dollars on each upgrade is a waste of money just for a couple extra FPS.
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