Hi there, after my old laptop got a hard drive crash I decided to get a new laptop. Here are the ones I'm looking at (both of them cost about $870):
Option 1: CPU: 2nd generation Intel core i7-2630QM (2.0 GHz, 6MB L3 Cache) with turboboost up to 2.9 GHz Graphics: 1GB ATI M.R. HD 6570 GDDR5 graphics RAM: 6GB DDR3 Resolution: 1366 x 768
Option 2: CPU: Intel core i5-560M Dual Core (2.66 GHz, 3MB L3 Cache) with turboboost up to 3.2 GHz Graphics: 1GB ATI M.R. HD 5650 DDR3 graphics RAM: 6GB DDR3 Resolution: 1600 x 900
And here are two things I often see in threads related to this: 1. GTA IV mostly runs on graphics. Just go for the one with the best graphics card. 2. i7-2630QM runs on a low base clock setting, so you'll lose performance.
So here's my question: Between the two options suggested above, which one would run better on GTA IV? I don't mind playing on med settings so I'm not thinking about getting too expensive GPUs or CPUs.
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I think 1
1st one will be better. The 2nd 's gpu is too low end.