yeah I just ran it on my laptop. (not that much of a gaming laptop) and it got 2000 on medium settings. So I'm guessing maybe something not TOO over the line n the new PC I plan to build for this.
I believe your laptop should be able to run it fine. I had a friend with an older laptop that played 1.0 and I believe he had a score of around 1400. My old laptop on the other hand only got a score of 200ish in the 1.0 benchmark >.<.
I only spent $1035 on my new PC without a monitor (first build ever o.o) and I get around 6500 on max settings. You can take my suggestions for building your PC if you'd like but I wouldn't go over an i5 processor. I got an i5 3570k for $220 on newegg. I did a lot of research and it seemed like games today and in the future don't really utilize the logical cores of the i7.
My video card is a Radeon HD 7870 Ghz edition and I got it for around $230. For my build's price range of $1000 it was the best bang for the buck. I think SE is optimizing this game for both brands so i don't think that nvidia is going to really outperform AMD in any significant way in this game. If you plan on cross firing two cards you should probably do it when you build or you probably never will, like my friend lol. Oh, and you won't really need more or less than 2 GB of VRAM. Some games today are starting to get held back by 1GB and 3+ tends to be for those that want to run 3+ monitors or eyefinity stuff.
I strongly suggest getting at least a 64GB SSD to put Windows 7 (PLEASE DO NOT GET WINDOWS 8 XD) and any MMO games you play a lot on. The improved load times for W7 are insane and I've read that SSDs really shine in the MMO department since they constantly retrieve data from the hard disk. I went with a 128GB SSD and no secondary HDD (yet, looking into getting one soon).
And don't skimp too much on a case. A lot of the flashy cool ones also have superior air flow. This
is the case I got (it was only $120 when I bought it). There are a ton of great cases for $70-$100. Also, you don't need a huge Watt power supply unless you plan on cross firing or having a ton of drives. I have a 620W SeaSonic and it works great. The maximum consumption for my system is supposedly only around 400W. There are sites to figure this out.
I guess I'll shut up now XD. I haven't really had a chance to discuss my new rig much yet so I guess I'm jumping at the opportunity. You probably know more about building than I do so my points are probably moot. But if you'd like to know more feel free to ask, and there is a great forum thread here
talking about general building stuff, although it is quite dated by technology and price standards. Post #12 by Mikhalia is by far the most important tool in that thread, as those benchmark tests for CPUs and GPUs are a great way to compare parts and price ranges. I used it exhaustively in my research, along with tomshardware forum posts google searches.
CPUs = http://www.cpubenchmark.net/high_end_cpus.html
GPUs = http://videocardbenchmark.net/high_end_gpus.html Edited, Mar 18th 2013 2:42pm by DamienSScott
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