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Why is does my laptop seem slower than it should be?

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December 16, 2012 7:44:36 AM

So I recently bought a new HP Envy m6 thinking that it would replace my home built desktop computer. I intended to use it specifically for gaming, however, the performance of my laptop seems to be a lot worse than that of my desktop pc. It should be noted that my desktop in running Window 7, while my laptop is running Window 8, but that really shouldnt be making that much of a difference.

So I compared the performance of Far Cry 3 between the two and on my desktop pc, I could run the game on "very high" setting with no lag at all, whereas on my laptop, even the "medium" settings had minor lag.

Laptop Specs:
Intel i7 2.2 GHz processor
8Gb RAM
1TB HDD
ATI Radeon 7670M 2GB

Desktop Specs:
Intel i5 3.3 GHz processor
8Gb RAM
500Gb HDD (nearly full)
ATI Radeon 5700 Series also 2Gb i think...Might be 4gb, not sure.

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December 16, 2012 8:10:22 AM

drivers? did u check them for sure?
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December 16, 2012 8:16:54 AM

and ati radeon with 4 gb??lawl ahahaha
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December 16, 2012 8:28:06 AM

Well, Laptops generaly seem to have lower clocks because of heat issues with laptops.
(Im assuming you know this) Could alsobe a W8 thing. A few games on my sister W8 laptop with a 7670M were quite laggy. But Far Cry 3 Looks to use quite a bit of CPU power as well a GPU power.

Far Cry 3 System Requirements - Minimum

Core 2 Duo E6700 2.66GHz
Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core 6000+
GeForce 8800 GS
Radeon HD 2900 GT
2 GB RAM
Win Xp 32
DX 9
12 GB HHD SPACE

Recommended Requirements

Core i3-530 2.9GHz
Phenom II X2 565
GeForce GT 640 1GB DDR3
Radeon HD 4850
4 GB RAM
Win 7 64
DX 11
12 GB HDD SPACE

Hi-Performance Requirements

Core i7-2700K 4-Core 3.50GHz
FX-4130
GeForce GTX 260
Radeon HD 6770

Worst copy paste ever but ya get the point for ref =/
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