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February 10, 2010 5:06:32 PM

Will this laptop play WoW WoTLK on ultra settings? I primarily play WoW & burn DvDs.

ASUS G Series G51JX-X1 NoteBook Intel Core i7 720QM(1.60GHz) 15.6" 4GB Memory DDR3 1066 500GB HDD 7200rpm DVD Super Multi NVIDIA GeForce GTS 360M - Retail

Its available at Newegg for $1300.00 That is my maximum budget for a gaming laptop. I was looking at the Alienware M15X, but for a similarly configured M15X it costs $1924.00. I am not willing to pay $600.00 for a name.

I am currently playing WoW WoTLK on low to medium settings with an Acer with a Turion 64x2, ATI express 1250 {integrated} graphics & 4 GB DDR2 667 on Vista 32 bit. Dalaran isn't even playable for me and I only average 20 FPS while questing in Northren. BGs are also laggy and because of this I haven't even tried the raid lvl dungeons yet.

I would like to play at 1080 resolution in Ultra settings and get at least 30FPS. Will this do or should I consider something else. My absolute maximum budget is $1300.00 before S&H/tax.

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February 10, 2010 5:35:59 PM

Someone will need to back me up on this, as I don't play WoW, but it's not a graphically demanding game, I'm pretty sure the system you describe would be running it at incredibly high frame rates at that screen size. You could probably even tone the system back a bit too if you really don't want to spend that much on a computer, as long as it doesn't have an integrated gfx card.
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February 17, 2010 5:59:50 AM

jezzarisky said:
Someone will need to back me up on this, as I don't play WoW, but it's not a graphically demanding game, I'm pretty sure the system you describe would be running it at incredibly high frame rates at that screen size. You could probably even tone the system back a bit too if you really don't want to spend that much on a computer, as long as it doesn't have an integrated gfx card.


Thank you for the advice. I decided to go with the bigger G72 from Best Buy. It only has the core 2 duo, but it is the 8700 and it has the GeForce GTX 260M & 6 GB of RAM. I am averaging 40 FPS while playing WoW at ultra settings with x8 multisampling. I ran 3DMARK06 and got an overall score of 10100 and change {I don't recall the exact figure, but it was just over 10100}. I got this machine for $999.00 so I saved a little over $400.00 and got a nicer machine that does exactly what I wanted.
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February 18, 2010 5:00:53 PM

It will do great in 95% of the areas in WoW. However, when you hit Dalaran during primetime, your FPS will still dip low, but nothing horrible.
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February 23, 2010 7:22:10 PM

I figured out that the Asus G72 has an overclocking utility built in. So I was able to overclock the CPU to 2.88GHZ. I also downloaded the Nvidea power tools and overclocked the GTX 260M to 550/950/1375. These changes jumped my 3DMark06 score to 10584. With the VSync disabled in WoW I am now running over 70FPS {even hitting 90 at some points}.
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February 23, 2010 7:22:59 PM

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