Got the same card in my Toshiba Qosmio, but paired with nVidia Geforce GTS 360 (which ironically nVidia states is a high performing gaming card on their website)and score 2100 consistently on low rez on the benchmark, popping out just over 1200 on high with only a little lag in the first scene... just slight choppiness which is worked out fast it seems. My GPU is more stressed according to the gadgets I use. The CPU's widget shows plenty of memory and the threads aren't taxed at all where as my GPU is between 96% and 99% depending on the taxation of graphics. I am by no means a computer expert, but did my research before getting this computer (FFXIV in mind, but more economical for my current needs while I save to build a rig soon).Your best bet is to run the benchmark, especially since the i5 is still considered a high end card according to all the links tossed out there, has 2 cores but 2 threads per, making it act like a quad core. Again, far from an expert, but this is still a better quality CPU then many let on. Also remember is can be turbo boosted to 2.39GHz (assuming your laptop has that capability), which the bench won't utilize due to its nature. And like many have said, the minimum requirements are misleading, I think there are even Youtube leaks with people using less and still popping out nice vids.