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Can NVIDIA ION Handle League of Legends?

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September 25, 2011 4:21:25 PM

Hi friends,

I'm looking at replacing my bulky i7-powered Dell Studio 1558 with a netbook now that I have a desktop that can handle all of my gaming needs. I still want something that has pretty decent power, but I really only want to be able to run one specific game...namely, League of Legends. I noticed that the NVIDIA ION chip in the Asus Eee PC is a 512MB dedicated card, which is probably as good as it'll get on a netbook.

Here's a link for the product: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

And here's the list of requirements:

Minimal requirements:
Free HDD-space : 1.5 GB
Operating system : Windows® XP/Vista/7
Processor : 2 GHz Processor
RAM : 512 MB RAM or more
Videocard : DirectX 9.0 or higher compatible Videocard

Recommend:
Free HDD-space : 1.5 GB
Operating system: Windows® XP/Vista/7
Processor : 3 GHz Processor
RAM: 1 GB RAM or more
Videocard : GeForce 8800/ATI Radeo 4850 or higher

I know it all stacks up on paper; I just want to be sure that the netbook has plenty of power to run this game, because this is one of the two major factors going into my purchase decision process.

Thanks,
xcsteve
September 27, 2011 12:22:40 AM

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September 27, 2011 12:25:44 AM

what is an ION and what the hell is league of legends
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September 27, 2011 12:27:05 AM

I suppose since you're playing on a low resolution
It will play fine on low to medium settings
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September 27, 2011 12:50:18 AM

I appreciate the input, but I want to have a little more assurance that supposition. I've weighed the numbers too, and think it'll work, but I'm not gonna make the purchase until I'm sure. Desktop 512MB cards go a lot further than laptop cards.

Ion is an NVIDIA graphics solution: http://lmgtfy.com/?q=what+is+nvidia+ion

League of Legends is pretty big, but Google should answer your question pretty well. It's SC2-esque, in a way. http://lmgtfy.com/?q=what+is+league+of+legends
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September 27, 2011 6:06:27 AM

It seems your Asus EEE PC 1215N should be able to play LOL. See following Youtube link of someone playing LOL on the same laptop. There's also a list of other videos of games played on the netbook.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SQd8Bq2ESes

Let the video load in the background and pause the video. The guy is a chatterbox and the actual gameplay doesn't begin until about 5:45 into the video. He has Game Booster installed which I believe turns off unnecessary background services.
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September 27, 2011 6:14:27 PM

Thanks man, that's the kind of info I was looking for (and thanks for not having me waste the first 5:45 of my time before the gameplay).
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September 27, 2011 6:14:47 PM

Best answer selected by xcsteve.
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