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Skyrim - better i5+ GTX 560/570m or i7+555 3 GB

Last response: in Laptops & Notebooks
November 24, 2011 8:29:00 PM

It's better to buy a laptop with i5 2430 and a GTX 560m or 570m rather than an i7 2670QM with a lower graphics card like the 555 3 GB or Radeon HD6770M 2GB, right?

According to the new article about Skyrim here CPU plays an important role but still a better graphics card should give better FPS, right? By the way, at what FPS a game is smooth without any lags or noticeable jerks? Is it the standard 60 FPS, or would 40 be enough?
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a b D Laptop
November 24, 2011 8:53:00 PM

Yes. GPU plays an important role in games. But there are certain games like skyrim where CPU also plays a role and in this situation a quad core helps out a lot.

Given that a standard refresh rate of monitor is 60Hz, the maximum possible frame rate above which you wont notice any lag/jerk is 60. But generally anything above 30 fps is really playable and lag free as long as your CPU is fast enough to support.
a b U Graphics card
November 24, 2011 8:55:24 PM

its all about ur minimum fps.

if u get 40 MINIMUM never drops below it will be great.

if u get 40 average then you will notice when it drops.

i would go with the i5 as it has a slightly higher clock. and im sure 95% of games will use the extra power of the gpu rather than the slower clock but hyperthreaded i7
November 25, 2011 1:28:26 PM

Okay, thanks!