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Will Oblivion run well on this PC?

My specs are:
Intel Core i3 3227u 1.90 GHz Ivy Bridge
4 GB RAM
Intel integrated laptop graphics

Some games I've been able to run are:
Garry's Mod (med-to high with little issues)
Burnout Paradise (medium)
Civilization V (low graphics but great framerate)

I've read it has issues running on laptops, So does anyone know about this?
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  1. What's the integrated graphics card? For example intel graphics 520? It'll run but it won't be the best experience most likely
  2. Oblivion is a game that depends heavily on single core performance. 1.90 Ghz is pretty bad and I'd expect the game to be choppy unless you are running on lower settings. In addition, laptop hard drives are slow and running an open world game that is constantly streaming resources off the disk is going to be a problem. It will run, just don't expect a great experience.
  3. GetMyVengeance said:
    What's the integrated graphics card? For example intel graphics 520? It'll run but it won't be the best experience most likely


    It's a Intel HD Graphics 4000, with 1706 mb of ram and 349 mhz core clock.
  4. thor220 said:
    Oblivion is a game that depends heavily on single core performance. 1.90 Ghz is pretty bad and I'd expect the game to be choppy unless you are running on lower settings. In addition, laptop hard drives are slow and running an open world game that is constantly streaming resources off the disk is going to be a problem. It will run, just don't expect a great experience.


    I have another PC with a 3.20 GHz Pentium 4 (which is, coincidentally, the recommended processor), and 1 GB of ram, but no graphics card.
  5. XSonicBlaster said:
    thor220 said:
    Oblivion is a game that depends heavily on single core performance. 1.90 Ghz is pretty bad and I'd expect the game to be choppy unless you are running on lower settings. In addition, laptop hard drives are slow and running an open world game that is constantly streaming resources off the disk is going to be a problem. It will run, just don't expect a great experience.


    I have another PC with a 3.20 GHz Pentium 4 (which is, coincidentally, the recommended processor), and 1 GB of ram, but no graphics card.


    Even though that pentium 4 is 3.2 GHz because it is such an old processor the IPC (instructions per clock) is going to be much lower than your more modern ivy bridge. I would say that a 1.9 GHz Ivy Bridge CPU is about on par with a 3.2 GHz pentium 4. Either computer isn't going to run the game amazingly.

    If I were you I would build a pentium G3258 computer. It's a haswell processor that's very cheap and overclocks very well. People are able to get it up to 4.5 GHz fairly easy and for around $55 bucks that kind of performance is amazing. It's a newer generations as well so the IPC is good.
  6. thor220 said:
    XSonicBlaster said:
    thor220 said:
    Oblivion is a game that depends heavily on single core performance. 1.90 Ghz is pretty bad and I'd expect the game to be choppy unless you are running on lower settings. In addition, laptop hard drives are slow and running an open world game that is constantly streaming resources off the disk is going to be a problem. It will run, just don't expect a great experience.


    I have another PC with a 3.20 GHz Pentium 4 (which is, coincidentally, the recommended processor), and 1 GB of ram, but no graphics card.


    Even though that pentium 4 is 3.2 GHz because it is such an old processor the IPC (instructions per clock) is going to be much lower than your more modern ivy bridge. I would say that a 1.9 GHz Ivy Bridge CPU is about on par with a 3.2 GHz pentium 4. Either computer isn't going to run the game amazingly.

    If I were you I would build a pentium G3258 computer. It's a haswell processor that's very cheap and overclocks very well. People are able to get it up to 4.5 GHz fairly easy and for around $55 bucks that kind of performance is amazing. It's a newer generations as well so the IPC is good.


    I've actually been able to run the game fairly well-Around 40-50 FPS in cities and around 30-35 in the overworld. Still a little slow considering the other games I can play with it, but Oblivion is famously unoptimized, from what I hear.

    I downloaded some FPS improver mods, but they don't help much at all.

    Thanks for the help.
  7. XSonicBlaster said:
    thor220 said:
    XSonicBlaster said:
    thor220 said:
    Oblivion is a game that depends heavily on single core performance. 1.90 Ghz is pretty bad and I'd expect the game to be choppy unless you are running on lower settings. In addition, laptop hard drives are slow and running an open world game that is constantly streaming resources off the disk is going to be a problem. It will run, just don't expect a great experience.


    I have another PC with a 3.20 GHz Pentium 4 (which is, coincidentally, the recommended processor), and 1 GB of ram, but no graphics card.


    Even though that pentium 4 is 3.2 GHz because it is such an old processor the IPC (instructions per clock) is going to be much lower than your more modern ivy bridge. I would say that a 1.9 GHz Ivy Bridge CPU is about on par with a 3.2 GHz pentium 4. Either computer isn't going to run the game amazingly.

    If I were you I would build a pentium G3258 computer. It's a haswell processor that's very cheap and overclocks very well. People are able to get it up to 4.5 GHz fairly easy and for around $55 bucks that kind of performance is amazing. It's a newer generations as well so the IPC is good.


    I've actually been able to run the game fairly well-Around 40-50 FPS in cities and around 30-35 in the overworld. Still a little slow considering the other games I can play with it, but Oblivion is famously unoptimized, from what I hear.

    I downloaded some FPS improver mods, but they don't help much at all.

    Thanks for the help.



    Yeah, I remember modding oblivion back in the day. There's really not much you can do with such a low clocked CPU. Oblivion also responds well to fast RAM.
  8. thor220 said:
    XSonicBlaster said:
    thor220 said:
    XSonicBlaster said:
    thor220 said:
    Oblivion is a game that depends heavily on single core performance. 1.90 Ghz is pretty bad and I'd expect the game to be choppy unless you are running on lower settings. In addition, laptop hard drives are slow and running an open world game that is constantly streaming resources off the disk is going to be a problem. It will run, just don't expect a great experience.


    I have another PC with a 3.20 GHz Pentium 4 (which is, coincidentally, the recommended processor), and 1 GB of ram, but no graphics card.


    Even though that pentium 4 is 3.2 GHz because it is such an old processor the IPC (instructions per clock) is going to be much lower than your more modern ivy bridge. I would say that a 1.9 GHz Ivy Bridge CPU is about on par with a 3.2 GHz pentium 4. Either computer isn't going to run the game amazingly.

    If I were you I would build a pentium G3258 computer. It's a haswell processor that's very cheap and overclocks very well. People are able to get it up to 4.5 GHz fairly easy and for around $55 bucks that kind of performance is amazing. It's a newer generations as well so the IPC is good.


    I've actually been able to run the game fairly well-Around 40-50 FPS in cities and around 30-35 in the overworld. Still a little slow considering the other games I can play with it, but Oblivion is famously unoptimized, from what I hear.

    I downloaded some FPS improver mods, but they don't help much at all.

    Thanks for the help.



    Yeah, I remember modding oblivion back in the day. There's really not much you can do with such a low clocked CPU. Oblivion also responds well to fast RAM.


    My RAM speed is like 800 mhz according to CPU-Z, but not sure if that's fast or not.

    After downloading low-poly grass and Streamline, I've hit around 60-65 during some of the more simple areas and around 25-30 during parts with a lot of enemies or overlooking hills.

    I plan on building a semi-gaming PC off of my old Pentium 4, but it's a long-stretch, because of the old mobo and things like that.
  9. Best answer
    I wouldn't bother building a PC off a pentium 4. You can get a G3258 nowadays for $55 (Another $35 for mobo) and clock it up to 4.5 GHz easy on most of them. That's a pretty new processor, it would rock oblivion at that clock.
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