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April 23, 2010 10:51:12 AM

Hello, i found a laptop which includes
ATI Radeon HD 4650
1024 MB up to 2815 MB
as graphic card. Laptops price is good, all the other stats fullfil my wants, but i am not sure if this graphic card supports gaming. Please inform me about this, thanks in advance, regards!.
a c 130 U Graphics card
April 23, 2010 11:41:24 AM

Probably the best would be an HD5870M.

Yours is fine for gaming ~1280x1024, but will run ~medium settings on 1680x1050.
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April 23, 2010 2:45:21 PM

You do realize a laptop doesn't come with an actually "Card", its a chip on your motherboard. Just so you know that you can't take the card out and replace it later, the graphics is part of the motherboard.
a c 130 U Graphics card
April 23, 2010 4:41:36 PM

Unless you buy an external card for $400+, of course.
a c 147 U Graphics card
April 23, 2010 7:05:03 PM

If you are an occasional gamer the 4650 maybe ok for you. But if you play games often it won't make you happy. My parents have a new laptop with a T6600 and 4650 mobile GPU. I am able to play most modern games with the settings drastically reduced or completely on low. For the few times that I am over there and need something to do, it works out and gets me by. However, if you want something that is better, I'd look at a laptop with a GTX 260M or a 5730,5850,or 5870 mobile GPU. Mobile gaming is NOT cheap, expect to pay no less than $1000.

THIS would be a real gaming laptop: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Something like this wouldn't be to bad either and isn't all that expensive, actually only $900: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Here is one at BestBuy with a 5870 and is $1200, VERY NICE, Would be my choice: http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Asus+-+Laptop+with+Intel%26...
a c 169 U Graphics card
a c 244 D Laptop
April 23, 2010 7:31:13 PM

gogio3 said:
Hello, i found a laptop which includes
ATI Radeon HD 4650
1024 MB up to 2815 MB
as graphic card. Laptops price is good, all the other stats fullfil my wants, but i am not sure if this graphic card supports gaming. Please inform me about this, thanks in advance, regards!.

Hello and welcome to the forums :) 
4650M is mid-range laptop card and can handle new games on medium-low settings.
a c 106 U Graphics card
April 23, 2010 7:44:24 PM

Two 280M in SLI (basically two G92 9800GTX cards) or two 5870M (a desktop 5770) in CF or dual 4870M in CF. As far a I know alienware is the only one whom supply a dual 4870M configuration. They also have dual 280M solutions, but of course dual 4870Ms would be faster. I haven't seen any dual 5870Ms, but single 5870M laptops are out there.
a c 169 U Graphics card
a c 244 D Laptop
April 23, 2010 8:44:26 PM

AW recently updated M17x with dual 5870M Config
April 30, 2010 7:05:39 AM

Hey maziar where did you see that?
a c 169 U Graphics card
a c 244 D Laptop
April 30, 2010 7:34:42 AM

Check Alienware's site(currently US site only shows 1 5870 but some other AW sites show 2 5870Ms')
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