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Which is better for gaming?

Total: 17 votes (4 blank votes)

  • Custom Desktop
  • 100 %
  • HP dv6tse Laptop
  • 0 %
January 17, 2012 9:49:31 PM

Which is better for gaming?

Custom Desktop
Operating System: Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
Processor: AMD Phenom 9600 2.3GHz Socket AM2+ 95W Quad-Core Processor
Motherboard: ASRock A780GXE/128M ATX AMD Motherboard
Memory: 4 x 1GB DDR2 800
Graphics Card: HIS HD 4870 IceQ 4+ Turbo 512MB (256bit) GDDR5 PCIe
Hard Drive: SAMSUNG Spinpoint F1 750GB 3.5" SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive 7200 RPM
Power Supply: COOLMAX NW-650B 650W Power Supply
Monitor: 20 inch screen with 1600x900 resolution and 19 inch screen with 1440x900 resolution

or

HP dv6tse Laptop
Operating System: Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
Processor: Intel Core i5 450M 2.4 GHz Dual-Core Processor
Memory: 6GB DDR3
Graphics Card: ATI 5650M 1GB
Hard Drive: 500 GB 7200 RPM
Monitor: 15 inch screen with 1366x768 resolution

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January 17, 2012 10:09:39 PM

The desktop is probably going to perform better for gaming, even with the inferior processor.
January 17, 2012 10:39:53 PM

+1 the desktop will soundly beat the laptop, the desktop has a roughly equivelent cpu and the desktop has a much better video card.
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a c 90 B Homebuilt system
January 17, 2012 10:47:25 PM

The laptop Mobility Radeon HD 5650 is going to have performance pretty similar to the Radeon HD 5570 desktop graphics card. It's also going to trail behind the HD 4670 desktop card.
January 17, 2012 11:43:09 PM

The reason I am asking is beacuse my laptop is starting to run a lot of games better then my desktop
a c 90 B Homebuilt system
January 17, 2012 11:47:01 PM

Which games are those? Something like StarCraft 2 or WoW that are a bit more CPU dependent?
January 17, 2012 11:52:54 PM

il-2 sturmovik cliffs of dover and vindictus just to name two
a c 122 B Homebuilt system
January 18, 2012 2:56:51 AM

Any system you build is, by definition, a "custom" system.
January 18, 2012 3:02:57 AM

anyone know why my laptop plays il-2 sturmovik cliffs of dover and vindictus better then my desktop?
January 18, 2012 6:56:06 AM

stealth1304 said:
anyone know why my laptop plays il-2 sturmovik cliffs of dover and vindictus better then my desktop?


That's a question that could have a variety of different answers. My first question is how long have you been using the desktop ?
a c 90 B Homebuilt system
January 18, 2012 9:55:04 AM

My guess is that like many RPGs and SIMs they need more CPU support than FPS games.
And that they are lightly threaded so that 2 fast CPU cores (i5 450M) have an advantage over 4 slower cores (Phenom 9600).
January 18, 2012 3:03:09 PM

jeremyp1979 said:
That's a question that could have a variety of different answers. My first question is how long have you been using the desktop ?


3 years
January 18, 2012 4:45:34 PM

stealth1304 said:
3 years



This is going on the assumption that you don't have any hardware issues at all, but when was the last time you did a windows reinstall ? Just about 2 weeks ago I did a total hard drive wipe(reformatting hard drive) on my recently retired gaming system, and in doing that, after reinstalling windows, it performed a lot better. Even with doing normal computer maintenance (defragging, system health checks, etc) your system is going to pick up some clutter along the way. If you have a lot of data you don't want to lose, there are a few ways to keep it while reinstalling everything. The fastest and easiest way is to move them to a portable hard drive if you have one. If you don't have a portable drive, you could move stuff you don't want to lose to your laptop. If you don't want to go that way, there are multiple sites out there that allow you to upload data to their servers to download again when you're finished.

It could also have to do with a variety of system settings, background programs, and things of that nature. The processor in the laptop is faster, but not enough that I would think it would make a huge difference.
January 18, 2012 8:51:00 PM

jeremyp1979 said:
This is going on the assumption that you don't have any hardware issues at all, but when was the last time you did a windows reinstall ? Just about 2 weeks ago I did a total hard drive wipe(reformatting hard drive) on my recently retired gaming system, and in doing that, after reinstalling windows, it performed a lot better. Even with doing normal computer maintenance (defragging, system health checks, etc) your system is going to pick up some clutter along the way. If you have a lot of data you don't want to lose, there are a few ways to keep it while reinstalling everything. The fastest and easiest way is to move them to a portable hard drive if you have one. If you don't have a portable drive, you could move stuff you don't want to lose to your laptop. If you don't want to go that way, there are multiple sites out there that allow you to upload data to their servers to download again when you're finished.

It could also have to do with a variety of system settings, background programs, and things of that nature. The processor in the laptop is faster, but not enough that I would think it would make a huge difference.


I reinstalled windows a month or two ago
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