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System requirements for laptop

mengepoes's Avatar

04.28.2013 , 06:48 AM | #1
Im going to buy a laptop with the following specifications:
Do you think it will run the game well?

Processor: Intel Core i7 - 3632QM 2.2 GHz
Windows 8
RAM: 8192 MB DDR3 2 x 4096 MB

Vyerix's Avatar

04.28.2013 , 08:33 AM | #2
What laptop? What graphics are on it? Otherwise the rest looks good.

I have a Asus G75VX which I use when traveling.
i7-3630QM (2.4ghz, 3.4ghz with boost)
8g ram
Nvidia GTX670MX w/ 3g dedicated memory

This plays SWTOR very nicely.

Gidrea's Avatar

04.28.2013 , 02:30 PM | #3
i7 2.2 GHz
8 GB RAM (It ran well on 6 GB, I didn't see any difference when I added 2)
Win 7 64-bit
Nvidia GeForce GT 525M (2GB)

It runs fine, 30-40 FPS. (I used to get 90-100, but one day after a patch I logged in and got 30, and have ever since.) I have graphics on high, except for shadows and bloom.
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mengepoes's Avatar

04.29.2013 , 09:05 AM | #4
And it has NVIDIA GeForce 710M with 2GB Dedicated VRAM

Vyerix's Avatar

04.30.2013 , 03:27 PM | #5
Quote: Originally Posted by mengepoes View Post
And it has NVIDIA GeForce 710M with 2GB Dedicated VRAM
Should work ok. Don't expect to run at max setting. Like mentioned above, no bloom , no shadows.

Gantories's Avatar

06.07.2013 , 07:46 AM | #6
Brand: Acer

Series: Aspire

Model: V3-551G-8454

Part#: NX.M0AAA.003

Color: Midnight Black

Operating System: Windows 8

CPU Type: AMD A8-4500M 1.9GHz

Screen: 15.6"

Memory Size: 4GB DDR3

Hard Disk: 500GB

Optical Drive: DVD Super Multi

Graphics Card: AMD Radeon HD 7670M

Video Memory: 1GB

Communication: Gigabit LAN and WLAN

Dimensions: 15" x 9.96" x 0.99"-1.30"

Weight: 5.74 lbs.


CPU Type: AMD A-Series

CPU Speed: A8-4500M(1.90GHz)

CPU L2 Cache: 4MB

Chipset: AMD A70M FCH

Operating Systems

Operating System: Windows 8


GPU/VPU: AMD Radeon HD 7670M

Video Memory: Dedicated 1GB

Graphic Type: Dedicated Card

Hard Drive

HDD: 500GB

HDD RPM: 5400rpm

HDD Interface: SATA


Memory: 4GB

Memory Spec: 4GB x 1

Memory Type: 204-Pin DDR3 SO-DIMM

Memory Slot (Total): 2

Memory Slot (Available): 1

Max Memory Supported: 8GB

AlanHasell's Avatar

06.07.2013 , 09:08 AM | #7
I'm running the game on a Win 8 64-bit laptop with I5 processor, 4GB Ram, and integrated Intel graphics. It runs absolutely fine with textures on high but the low res shader and advanced features like bloom, shadows, and anti-aliasing off. Looks pretty good with these settings IMO. I can actually get away with the high res shader and bloom enabled but the FPS is just a little too low for smooth gameplay.

Eugee's Avatar

06.07.2013 , 09:49 AM | #8
I have an i7, 8 GB Ram, Intel 4000 HD graphics, and I run the game no problem. I just set the graphics to the preset Very Low, then I raise the textures all to high. Looks decent, runs smooth (30 fps is the lowest it falls).

MSchuyler's Avatar

06.07.2013 , 12:09 PM | #9
IMO you could up the RAM at very little cost. The key here is the graphics card. Get the very best you can. I have an Nvidia 680 on my laptop and it does everything, including shadows and bloom, on high. There is a thread on here somewhere about maximizing NVidia settings, which I have done and seems to take some of the strain off. Also, if you have a SATA drive option (solid state--no spinning!) and install the game there, it will run a bit faster.

Adric_the_Red's Avatar

06.07.2013 , 03:25 PM | #10
Quote: Originally Posted by MSchuyler View Post
Also, if you have a SATA drive option (solid state--no spinning!) and install the game there, it will run a bit faster.
SATA is the drive interface. Both "normal" HDDs and SSDs use the SATA interface (Unless you have an older HDD that still uses IDE). It has nothing to do with whether your drive spins or not.