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Can anyone help me to understand gaming laptops? :)

sharkfishman's Avatar

10.10.2019 , 08:47 AM | #11
Quote: Originally Posted by JediQuaker View Post
A word of advice. Laptops have rather limited cooling systems. Since SWTOR puts a heavy load on the processor, don't crank the graphics settings up too high to reduce overall heat generation (even if the GPU is capable of higher settings).
In that regard, a regular thickness laptop usually has better cooling than a "thin&light" unit.
This is a great post. I ended up having to undervolt, but now I can finally enjoy "Very High" settings while keeping temps under 80C. I could probably play on Ultra if I had fans on MAX the whole time.

It makes me laugh when manufacturers say you can play VR on 1080p. Yeah, right. Maybe if you want your laptop to turn into a smoking husk...
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Rion_Starkiller's Avatar

10.10.2019 , 08:54 AM | #12
nVidia gfx cards go like this:

  • 960
  • 970
  • 980

  • 1050
  • 1060
  • 1070
  • 1080

  • 1650
  • 1660
  • 2060
  • 2070
  • 2080

So if you get a 900 series gfx card, they are just starting to become dated, but if you get a great deal, then go for it, especially if it's a 970 or 980. If you get a 1060 or higher, you will be in good shape. I don't recommend the 1050's or 1650's though. On a personal note, I have a laptop with a 960 (resolution/screen is 1080p ) and I can run the game on high settings, but not quite ultra.

*Important note: A 1080 will outperform a 1660, 2060, and will likely be on par with a 2070.* Likewise a 1070 and 1660 ti are near equal. It's all relative though... different games have different needs.

FYI: "TI" typically means the graphics card is overclocked and made to outperform their regular variant in all ways.

Here is a great site to help you compare graphic card performance: This is the 1660 ti vs 1070 (desktop versions)
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10.10.2019 , 09:02 AM | #13
Actually the 980m (M means it's a laptop version of the gfx card) doesn't even perform as well as the 1660 TI. So I think I would avoid all the 900 series all together.

Seriously, get a 1660 TI or a 2060. They are the best bang for your buck. I don't know much about the AMD Radeon Vegas. I'll let someone else chime in on those. Though you can do some comparisons on the site I have been linking:
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10.16.2019 , 02:47 PM | #14
Ah right that's it all making sense thanks very much all
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