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#1 Nov 10 2010 at 7:50 PM Rating: Decent
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just wondering special the video card

Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium, 64bit, English
Intel® Core™ i7-840QM (1.86GHz, 8 threads, turbo boost up to 3.2Ghz, 8M cache)
NVIDIA® GeForce® GT 435M 2GB graphics
6GB Shared Dual Channel DDR3 Memory
640GB 7200 RPM SATA Hard Drive
92 WHr 9-cell Lithium Ion Primary Battery
Tray Load Blu-ray Disc BD-Combo (Reads BD and Writes to DVD/CD)
Intel® Centrino® Wireless-N 1000
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#2 Nov 10 2010 at 7:52 PM Rating: Decent
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yes, you shouldn't have any problem, start with low spec and go from there as you see fit

PD. Im using an ASUS republic of gamers with a almost the same spec, and game runs perfect

Edited, Nov 10th 2010 8:55pm by RdeLeo
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#3 Nov 10 2010 at 8:19 PM Rating: Decent
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i think this is the best i could get
#4 Nov 10 2010 at 8:52 PM Rating: Good
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I would buy something with a better video card for sure, but that's just me. I have a Dell XPS 16 laptop and it runs the game OK at 1280x720 on HIGH - it has a Radeon 5750 which is quite a bit better than the 430M Certainly not perfect but its completely playable and looks nice.

However when I go down to my desktop which has a GTX460 and an AMD 6-core, the difference is night and day. Its just beautiful. But if you don't know what you're missing, then you may not notice.
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#5 Nov 10 2010 at 8:57 PM Rating: Default
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NVIDIA® GeForce® GT 435M/445M, are the newest notebook GT cards... along with the GeForce GTX 460/470M, so the 435 should be more than enough.
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#6 Nov 10 2010 at 9:03 PM Rating: Decent
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so do u guys recommend this notebook and its video card
im only buying it for two reasons 1 for the game and other for personal long term use
#7 Nov 10 2010 at 9:06 PM Rating: Decent
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The specs seem fine. But, make sure you're not buying for this game alone.


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RdeLeo wrote:
NVIDIA® GeForce® GT 435M/445M, are the newest notebook GT cards... along with the GeForce GTX 460/470M, so the 435 should be more than enough.


But the problem is that they are very low end. Nvidia has a habit (as do most manufacturers) of releasing low low end cards in each new series that are not even as powerful as cards from 3-4 generations ago. The 435M is about as powerful as a 9600GT in desktop terms. That's not that great.....

It super confusing and I hate that they do it but it sells because people look at the shiny new number and just assume it must be better.

Its somtimes hard to track down specific benchmarks so as a very rough estimate of comparison, I use this chart and just eye the GFLOPS column. It will at least give you a fighting chance when comparing GPUs:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparison_of_Nvidia_graphics_processing_units

Edited, Nov 10th 2010 10:08pm by rikkuotaku
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Its good for laptop/notebook standards but I feel like a parrot repeating this over n over; laptops overheat and continuous playing of FFXIV will make it die in less than a year. In fact, there are even desktops around that spec that have overheating issues.

If you've already bought the laptop then not much can be done about it so I would obviously recommend getting it a cooling station. It doesnt increase the graphical performance but it will increase the laptop's life.
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#10 Nov 10 2010 at 9:46 PM Rating: Good
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im studying abroad that's why i need a notebook

do you guys think i can upgrade the video card later ?
#11 Nov 10 2010 at 9:48 PM Rating: Default
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if budget allows build a desktop (shouldn't tip over $600 to run this game much better than that laptop would perform) then use the rest on laptop/netbook for simple usage
#12 Nov 10 2010 at 10:10 PM Rating: Good
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link2s wrote:
im studying abroad that's why i need a notebook

do you guys think i can upgrade the video card later ?
No, laptop GPUs are not meant to be interchangeable.

I'd look for something with a better GPU, like a mobility HD 5870 or 470M or 480M.

Edited, Nov 10th 2010 10:11pm by bsphil
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#13 Nov 12 2010 at 3:53 PM Rating: Default
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bsphil wrote:
link2s wrote:
im studying abroad that's why i need a notebook

do you guys think i can upgrade the video card later ?
No, laptop GPUs are not meant to be interchangeable.

I'd look for something with a better GPU, like a mobility HD 5870 or 470M or 480M.

Edited, Nov 10th 2010 10:11pm by bsphil



that's weird because the Dell guy told me on the phone that i can upgrade my video card later!!! now im confused!!
#14 Nov 12 2010 at 4:31 PM Rating: Excellent
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link2s wrote:
bsphil wrote:
link2s wrote:
im studying abroad that's why i need a notebook

do you guys think i can upgrade the video card later ?
No, laptop GPUs are not meant to be interchangeable.

I'd look for something with a better GPU, like a mobility HD 5870 or 470M or 480M.

Edited, Nov 10th 2010 10:11pm by bsphil



that's weird because the Dell guy told me on the phone that i can upgrade my video card later!!! now im confused!!


Never, never EVER listen to a Dell "technician". Or salesman.

Edited, Nov 12th 2010 5:31pm by Zorvan
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link2s wrote:
bsphil wrote:
link2s wrote:
im studying abroad that's why i need a notebook

do you guys think i can upgrade the video card later ?
No, laptop GPUs are not meant to be interchangeable.

I'd look for something with a better GPU, like a mobility HD 5870 or 470M or 480M.

Edited, Nov 10th 2010 10:11pm by bsphil



that's weird because the Dell guy told me on the phone that i can upgrade my video card later!!! now im confused!!

You probably can. Some high end GPU's in laptops these days are made to be replaceable, like nVidia's "MXM" GPU modules. Also before these were even out, Dell had their own proprietary modules that could be used to replace/upgrade the cards.
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