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November 8, 2011 5:26:35 PM

Hey. I have been having problems with the latest games although I consider my laptop to be quite powerful. So what nerfs my gaming performance? I have issues with shadows, texture filtering... Games like Crysis can only be run at lowerst graphics settings although Half-Life 2 and its episodes run fine throughout on higherst settings. Main problem is shadows.

Acer Aspire 8530
64 bit Win 7
16:9 1680x945 18.4''
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3650 (ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3200 integrated)
4GB of RAM
AMD Turion X2 Ultra Dual-Core Mobile ZM-82 2.2MHz

So what ruins my gameplay? Or maybe there is another factor?

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November 8, 2011 5:30:44 PM

Your running modern games on ancient hardware. Laptops ain't cut out for gaming. Even Dell try to throw some miniature versions of gaming hardware onto their jobbies and charge a arm and a leg for it they still don't compare to a desktop pc.

Your laptop ain't even one for gaming I suspect.
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November 8, 2011 5:31:03 PM

The system itself, your conception of "quite powerful" is quite outdated, the 3650 and worse yet a mobile one is a pretty low end card by today's standarts, look at the crysis minimum requirements and you'll understand why.
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November 8, 2011 5:38:54 PM

wiinippongamer said:
The system itself, your conception of "quite powerful" is quite outdated, the 3650 and worse yet a mobile one is a pretty low end card by today's standarts, look at the crysis minimum requirements and you'll understand why.


As far as I know, laptops have nothing but mobile ones. I did know that ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3650 is not a great one but is it really that bad? What are the newest ones?
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November 8, 2011 5:56:46 PM

The 6990M isn't even close to the real 6990. It is closer to a 6850 which is actually a decent card. Don't let the numbers fool you.
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November 8, 2011 5:57:58 PM

wiinippongamer said:
The 6990M.

From here: http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/best-graphics-card-... your GPU is about on par with a 6800gt.

the 3650 barely meets the crysis minimum requirements, and those are pretty understated and there's no way in hell it can run it at high-ish settings


There's a wake-up call. Allright, thanks for the replys. Too bad they don't make the graphics cards upgradeable on laptops. I assume the rest of the specs are quite okay, no?
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November 8, 2011 5:59:59 PM

Ok for what? That turion x2 isn't too hot either. you have a fine machine for day to day use, but it is by no means a gaming laptop
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November 8, 2011 6:06:50 PM

if you really want to game save up and build yourself a cheap desktop for about $450 you could have a decent low end gaming rig
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November 8, 2011 6:39:30 PM

Freebellion said:
As far as I know, laptops have nothing but mobile ones. I did know that ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3650 is not a great one but is it really that bad? What are the newest ones?


That's is the Alienware Mx-17. Comes with a 6970Cf setup or a 6990m gpu.
Goes for about 1300usd Mx-18 goes for 2300usd
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November 8, 2011 7:32:39 PM

Even when Half Life 2 was released, it did not require a powerful card to play the game. It's actually one of those few good FPS games that didn't bring your system to it's knees.

Crysis was released back in what... late 2007? It is still considered to be one of the more demanding games ever released.
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November 8, 2011 9:26:58 PM

What was the question when they asked about each others rigs in the forums?

But Can it play Crysis?
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