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Will I be able to play most high end games at max settings with this build?

#1Peoples8201Posted 11/30/2013 7:21:06 PM
NVIDIAGeForceGTX780M 4GB GDDR5
3.5GHz Quad-core Intel Core i7
16GB 1600MHz DDR3 SDRAM-2X8GB
3TB Fusion Drive


That's what I'm working with right now. What games would I be barred from @ max settings? Which popular games will I be able to run?
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#2SnipeStarPosted 11/30/2013 7:22:26 PM
what resolution
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#3Peoples8201(Topic Creator)Posted 12/1/2013 6:39:06 AM
2560 x 1440 or a bit lower.
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#4KabtheMentatPosted 12/1/2013 6:40:46 AM
I'm not sure at 1440p, but at 1080p you'll smoke most games.
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#5Peoples8201(Topic Creator)Posted 12/1/2013 7:02:14 AM
Awesome. That resolution makes more sense since I'll be using a TV.
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#6KabtheMentatPosted 12/1/2013 7:07:02 AM(edited)
Oh crap. I read your GPU wrong. 780M...not sure how different that is to a regular 780.

BTW, why a mobile GPU? Is this a laptop we're talking about or something?
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#7Xeno_PredatorPosted 12/1/2013 7:09:30 AM
GTX780M is like a slightly underclocked GTX 680.

I'm using one right now with an i7 4700MQ and 8GB 1600MHz DDR3 RAM. Got any question for a specific game? I can play Crysis 3 on all high and some very high with a custom cvar to increase some settings. I recently tried putting shadows to medium which gave me extra frames with no noticeable image quality drop so I'm sticking with it.
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#8Peoples8201(Topic Creator)Posted 12/1/2013 7:14:14 AM
It's an iMac that I'll be dual booting Windows on. I know I could get a better Windows platform with the same money but its not primarily being used for gaming.
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#9Hi CPosted 12/1/2013 8:09:10 AM(edited)
Peoples8201 posted...
2560 x 1440 or a bit lower.


Not on a laptop. 1080p is good though.

Meh, didn't see the iMac. I don't know how it will run compared to a pure windows system. A mobile card gets about 20-25% lower fps than it's desktop version though depending on settings.
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#10PhilOnDezPosted 12/1/2013 8:27:02 AM
780m is roughly equivalent to a 660ti but without the overclocking headroom, it's basically the same gpu as a 680 clocked as high as it can be without overheating inside of a laptop enclosure. Since yours isn't actually in a laptop you may be able to push it a bit but I'm not really familiar with how an iMac is set up.

It's a very solid card and should run every game out currently at high/60 FPS/1080p, though some games will have dips, Metro: Last Light, Bioshock Infinite, and Minecraft (FTB) come immediately to mind, Metro for GPU reasons, bioshock for HDD/SSD read times, and FTB for CPU reasons (I had to OC my 3570k to 4.4 to get a semireliable 60 FPS and I still get drops). It won't max every game though, but these are mostly the games that weren't designed to be maxed.
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