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#1 dafishies

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 05:32 AM

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16834152378

-Intel Core i5-3210M 2.5GHz
-6GB DDR3
-2gb NVIDIA Geforce GT 645M
-1366 x 768

I havn't really seen any 645m's mentioned anywhere so I'm a bit curious.

#2 Eon Lilu

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 06:07 AM

At that resolution probably easily medium to high settings with decent fps.

Edited by Eon Lilu, 23 January 2013 - 06:07 AM.


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Posted 23 January 2013 - 11:32 AM

Max settings except supersampling/FXAA at around 30-35fps :) Just watch out for large events and WvW, since that hurts the FPS a lot with dual cores. Any FPS drops you encounter will be down to the CPU at those settings, so you may as well turn up the pretty.

Edited by The Comfy Chair, 23 January 2013 - 11:32 AM.

If you want to check if your computer will run GW2, check here.

If you find out you can't and need to think about upgrading or building another, check here.


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Posted 23 January 2013 - 12:26 PM

Awesome, thanks for the responses. After playing every game on an A6 llano, it'll be nice to finally be able to turn up the power :)

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 02:50 PM

View Postdafishies, on 23 January 2013 - 05:32 AM, said:

I havn't really seen any 645m's mentioned anywhere so I'm a bit curious.

Its a mid-range laptop card, probably OEM-only for laptops so you don't hear about it anywhere else. As Comfy said, it should run the game pretty well at such a low resolution. I imagine you could do better than 30-35 FPS if you're gentle with the shadows/reflections/etc.

Fortunately for laptop owners, GW2 is a lot more sensitive to CPU performance which is relatively easy to find in an affordable modern laptop.

Edited by typographie, 23 January 2013 - 06:02 PM.


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Posted 23 January 2013 - 05:12 PM

Yeah, the 645m is a decent contender, it's likely a slightly faster 640m or a slightly slower 650m. As comfy said WvW will slow down due to not having a quad core. I'd have to check how my i7-3720qm/Firepro M6000 workstation fares in WvW.

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 01:36 AM

yeah there was another laptop that was exactly the same but had an i7 quad core instead for like $100 more, but I was already past my limit with $700 lol. I'm sure most other games would be fine with the dual core anyways.

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 01:53 AM

Don't forget to get a cooling pad or something, every notebook I have ever used or seen others use has overheated or had the fan fail on them when they use it for alot of gaming.

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 04:37 AM

Yeah I've had the same issue with every laptop I've had as well. I try to air out the vents every once in a while to keep it nice and clean. Most of the time as long as I don't run like 500 programs and a high intensive game at the same time, heating wise I'm ok.

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Posted 25 January 2013 - 01:05 AM

View PostEon Lilu, on 24 January 2013 - 01:53 AM, said:

Don't forget to get a cooling pad or something, every notebook I have ever used or seen others use has overheated or had the fan fail on them when they use it for alot of gaming.

I've had the exact opposite experience. Canned air every few months does wonders for removing dust from the system. MSI usually has adequate cooling.

Just so people don't get the wrong idea, I am not against the use of a cooling pad, it is a nice way to get lower temps. however, unless there is a flaw in the design of the laptop (which does sometimes happen), it is not a necessity even when using a laptop at 100% CPU and GPU.

Edited by tijo, 25 January 2013 - 05:09 AM.


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Posted 26 January 2013 - 06:06 AM

alright I just got the laptop in the mail earlier today, so I will update when gw2 is finished downloading xD

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Posted 26 January 2013 - 05:58 PM

View Postdafishies, on 26 January 2013 - 06:06 AM, said:

alright I just got the laptop in the mail earlier today, so I will update when gw2 is finished downloading xD

If you haven't done so, I'd update it and remove any bloatware before launching GW2. Oh and update your nVidia drivers: http://www.nvidia.co...ql-driver.html.

If it's your first Windows computer, Windows Defender in Windows 8 is actually Microsoft Security Essentials. Why they didn't just call it Security Essentials still baffles me.

Edited by tijo, 26 January 2013 - 05:58 PM.





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