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1 year ago#1
I am looking to get a new laptop for school work mainly but also would like a noticable improvement from my old laptop. I believe it had a 1.4 ghz processor. How much would a new laptop with intel core 2 duo 3.2 ghz and a decent graphics cost run me?
1 year ago#2
A Core 2 Duo @ 3.2 GHz isn't going to emulate PS2 and GC very well. Emulation mostly relies on the CPU to translate instructions. I mean, it would work, but some games would be very slow.
1 year ago#3
You would probably need the highest end CPU and a midrange GPU to do it. Just think that my phenom 2 940@3.5 could not hanle most dolphin games and SUCKED at PS2. I upgrade to 3770 and im good but a laptop 3770 would be expensive bro.
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1 year ago#4
-CJF- posted...
A Core 2 Duo @ 3.2 GHz isn't going to emulate PS2 and GC very well. Emulation mostly relies on the CPU to translate instructions. I mean, it would work, but some games would be very slow.


What would you recommend. I am looking for a laptop to last me for the long run for school but can comfortably run Ps2 and GC. I am not looking for a high end gamimg pc that can play titanfall at max speca or whatver,
just a nice solid laptop.
1 year ago#5
50inchDLP posted...
You would probably need the highest end CPU and a midrange GPU to do it. Just think that my phenom 2 940@3.5 could not hanle most dolphin games and SUCKED at PS2. I upgrade to 3770 and im good but a laptop 3770 would be expensive bro.


How expensive are we talking?
1 year ago#6
Grindcorp9000 posted...
-CJF- posted...
A Core 2 Duo @ 3.2 GHz isn't going to emulate PS2 and GC very well. Emulation mostly relies on the CPU to translate instructions. I mean, it would work, but some games would be very slow.


What would you recommend. I am looking for a laptop to last me for the long run for school but can comfortably run Ps2 and GC. I am not looking for a high end gamimg pc that can play titanfall at max speca or whatver,
just a nice solid laptop.


Just go for the BEST CPU you can afford. im not familiar with mobile chips but an i7 would be important i think. You should get away with a mid-low tier GPU.
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1 year ago#7
I'd guess too that you really want an i7 Haswell. Dolphin and PCSX2 have benefited from four cores for a while now.

i5 haswells are just dual cores with hyperthreading.


Also, Titanfall isn't very demanding at all. Emulation of PS2 and GC however is very demanding.
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1 year ago#8
http://www.bestbuy.com/site/envy-17-3-laptop-8gb-memory-1tb-hard-drive/3516309.p?id=1219091868856&skuId=3516309&st=categoryid$pcmcat247400050000&cp=1&lp=6

something like that i would guess. you really need to go all out on the CPU.
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1 year ago#9
the top laptop cpu, i7-4930mx can actually get you performance close to a desktop i7 4770k, it's just more expensive than any typical college student can afford. i don't think any laptop under $2500 has the 4930mx as an option. if i remember correctly, the more attainable i7-4700hq or mq is about the same as a desktop sandy bridge i5
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1 year ago#10
Grindcorp9000 posted...
-CJF- posted...
A Core 2 Duo @ 3.2 GHz isn't going to emulate PS2 and GC very well. Emulation mostly relies on the CPU to translate instructions. I mean, it would work, but some games would be very slow.


What would you recommend. I am looking for a laptop to last me for the long run for school but can comfortably run Ps2 and GC. I am not looking for a high end gamimg pc that can play titanfall at max speca or whatver,
just a nice solid laptop.


>.> Titanfall is a source game. you could max it out on something far less powerful than something needed to run PS2 games and GC games at decent framerates
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