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#1 Jun 05 2013 at 11:36 AM Rating: Decent
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Can anyone confirm, with benchmark results or beta access, any gaming laptops on the market that are capable of running FFXIV ARR?

A desktop is more or less out of the question considering my compact living space. My options are between a PS3 or new laptop. I would ideally like to avoid buying a PS3 because it would be solely for FFXIV ARR playing and seems a waste for that reason. However, with a laptop, I would feel less wasteful and given that PC/Laptop gaming are my preferred method of gaming, I would get that perk as well.

Any advice is welcome! Thanks!
#2 Jun 05 2013 at 11:37 AM Rating: Decent
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Most new laptops with core i5/i7 and a dedicated graphics card should be able to run the game at lowest settings. Make sure you have good cooling as laptops can sometimes get too hot during gaming.

http://www.newegg.com/Laptops-Notebooks/SubCategory/ID-32?Order=RATING

Edited, Jun 5th 2013 1:39pm by burtonsnow
#3 Jun 05 2013 at 11:37 AM Rating: Excellent
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#4 Jun 05 2013 at 11:43 AM Rating: Decent
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burtonsnow wrote:
Most new laptops with core i5/i7 and a dedicated graphics card should be able to run the game at lowest settings. Make sure you have good cooling as laptops can sometimes get too hot during gaming.

http://www.newegg.com/Laptops-Notebooks/SubCategory/ID-32?Order=RATING

Edited, Jun 5th 2013 1:39pm by burtonsnow


Is that link to gaming laptops with dedicated graphics cards?
I'm unfamiliar with gaming laptops so let me get this terminology correct. Is a dedicated graphics cards an actual graphics card, such as ones put into PCs as opposed to graphics chips?
#5 Jun 05 2013 at 11:54 AM Rating: Decent
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Most current day processors have a built in graphics processor to supply HD graphics without the need for a dedicated graphics processor. A dedicated graphics card is a separate processing chip whose sole purpose is computation of graphical output.

I'm not 100% sure how the link pulls up on your computer, but lets make sure you are looking at laptops w/ dedicated graphics cards. Once the page loads on the left hand side there is a filter which allows you to narrow the results, click on the advanced tab. Once you are in the advanced filters make sure the Graphics Type drop down box has Dedicated Card selected. If you wish to further filter the results look specifically for a AMD Radeon HD or Nvidia GeForce under the VPU/GPU drop down box within the advanced filters.

Edited, Jun 5th 2013 1:55pm by burtonsnow
#6 Jun 05 2013 at 11:59 AM Rating: Default
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I got my gaming laptop built by ibuypower.com

You basically just visit their website, select the components you want for the price range you are looking for and order it. I was able to get a 5700 benchmark score on everything maxed out and having my 680m gpu slightly OC'ed.
#7 Jun 05 2013 at 12:03 PM Rating: Excellent
Hatamaz wrote:
I got my gaming laptop built by ibuypower.com

You basically just visit their website, select the components you want for the price range you are looking for and order it. I was able to get a 5700 benchmark score on everything maxed out and having my 680m gpu slightly OC'ed.


How much did your laptop run you? I was considering getting one so I can play at my GFs house. As of right now I moved my old rig there so "she could have a real PC" Smiley: tongue
#8 Jun 05 2013 at 12:11 PM Rating: Decent
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I decided to go with everything maxed that they were offering to throw in their signature series laptop the CZ-17, and the price came out to be 2400 bucks. So far I believe it's been worth every penny. I have a dedicated game room with nice recliners, 55 inch LED, xbox 360 and ps3. I haven't been in that room since I bought my laptop. I was always a console only gamer, but now that I am apart of the master race I don't see how I could go back.
#9 Jun 05 2013 at 12:16 PM Rating: Excellent
Hatamaz wrote:
I decided to go with everything maxed that they were offering to throw in their signature series laptop the CZ-17, and the price came out to be 2400 bucks. So far I believe it's been worth every penny. I have a dedicated game room with nice recliners, 55 inch LED, xbox 360 and ps3. I haven't been in that room since I bought my laptop. I was always a console only gamer, but now that I am apart of the master race I don't see how I could go back.


Hahahaha nice. I'll probably end up just upgrading the CPU on my old rig and buying a new monitor because the one my GF has is garbage. She said she didn't mind if I played but we weren't dating when I was playing XI so I don't think she knows what she agreed too Smiley: lol
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I got 3900 on the benchmark at 1920*1080 on normal settings with my 650m, core i7-3610QM, 8GB RAM laptop. Cost like £750.

Edited, Jun 12th 2013 8:13pm by Dizmo
#11 Jun 05 2013 at 8:34 PM Rating: Good
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My advice would be wait around a few months if possible for the new 4k (Haswell) chips from Intel to hit the market. Great performance with massive power consumption savings. Some early reviews are saying this chip is the next P4-Core jump (IE, fantastic).

http://www.itpro.co.uk/desktop-hardware/19655/intel-haswell-release-date-and-specs-revealed
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#12 Jun 05 2013 at 9:08 PM Rating: Good
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I scored about 4500 with everything at lowest (3000 at medium-high) with a laptop I got from newegg for 600 bucks. It's an intel core i5, nvidia geforce 630M GT 2gb graphics card. It's not amazing, but it's more for crafting and stuff while at work. Was worth every penny also.
#13 Jun 06 2013 at 11:42 AM Rating: Decent
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Kordain wrote:
My advice would be wait around a few months if possible for the new 4k (Haswell) chips from Intel to hit the market. Great performance with massive power consumption savings. Some early reviews are saying this chip is the next P4-Core jump (IE, fantastic).

http://www.itpro.co.uk/desktop-hardware/19655/intel-haswell-release-date-and-specs-revealed


Aren't those integrated graphics chips? Would those be capable of reaching the performance levels of the dedicated graphics cards that are on the market today?
#14 Jun 06 2013 at 11:43 AM Rating: Decent
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BartelX wrote:
I scored about 4500 with everything at lowest (3000 at medium-high) with a laptop I got from newegg for 600 bucks. It's an intel core i5, nvidia geforce 630M GT 2gb graphics card. It's not amazing, but it's more for crafting and stuff while at work. Was worth every penny also.


Care to share which brand and model you bought?
With that price and that performance I could easily convince myself to make a purchase.

Edited, Jun 6th 2013 1:46pm by kwenzeler
#15 Jun 06 2013 at 12:58 PM Rating: Good
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http://www.amazon.com/Republic-Gamers-G75VW-AH71-17-3-Inch-Gaming/dp/B009M2XB3U/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1370545052&sr=8-2&keywords=asus+republic+of+gamers

5000+ on the benchmark. 720p with Maximum settings. The score is closer to 6k ( 5988) even with Ivory synthogy II + FL 10 and chrome with 26 tabs open lol. Shouldn't be an issue on 1080. Gets the same score as the old model.

I tried it on my older model, with the 560m on 720p Maximum, got 4657.

Edited, Jun 6th 2013 3:04pm by GDLYL
#16 Jun 06 2013 at 1:55 PM Rating: Good
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kwenzeler wrote:
Kordain wrote:
My advice would be wait around a few months if possible for the new 4k (Haswell) chips from Intel to hit the market. Great performance with massive power consumption savings. Some early reviews are saying this chip is the next P4-Core jump (IE, fantastic).

http://www.itpro.co.uk/desktop-hardware/19655/intel-haswell-release-date-and-specs-revealed


Aren't those integrated graphics chips? Would those be capable of reaching the performance levels of the dedicated graphics cards that are on the market today?


Not really. But the fact that there is an integrated GPU doesnt stop you using a discrete GPU as well. You'll find most of the Intel Core range has some form in integrated GPU. The HD4000 and HD4500 are pretty decent at accelerating your OS environment, making sure HD quality video encodes without stuttering etc. Any sort of semi serious gaming will need something with more oomph though.
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#17 Jun 06 2013 at 2:30 PM Rating: Excellent
AMD just released the Richland laptop APUs which are supposed to be pretty burly.
#18 Jun 06 2013 at 3:10 PM Rating: Good
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kwenzeler wrote:
BartelX wrote:
I scored about 4500 with everything at lowest (3000 at medium-high) with a laptop I got from newegg for 600 bucks. It's an intel core i5, nvidia geforce 630M GT 2gb graphics card. It's not amazing, but it's more for crafting and stuff while at work. Was worth every penny also.


Care to share which brand and model you bought?
With that price and that performance I could easily convince myself to make a purchase.

Edited, Jun 6th 2013 1:46pm by kwenzeler


Acer Aspire V3-571G. The only modification I made was upgrading the RAM to 8 GB (which I got for about 40 bucks total).
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