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Will this laptop play fsx?

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November 29, 2011 7:25:30 PM

Its an Asus G2SG-A1.

It was from 2008 but is it still a good laptop?

T9300 Duo 2 core CPU 2.5GHz
4 gigs of ram
300 gig HD 5400
nvidia graphics 2 an amazing 1920x1200 17" screen

Its really cheap and all I play is FSX. Do you think it will play it well?

It also comes with a gaming mouse and backpack.

If I can, I'll upgrade the RAM

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November 29, 2011 7:30:43 PM

Minimum System Requirements

* Windows XP SP2 / Windows Vista / Windows 7 : check
* Processor: 1.0 Ghz : check
* RAM: Windows XP SP2 - 256MB, Windows Vista – 512MB : check
* Hard Drive: 14GB : check
* Video Card: 32MB DirectX 9 compatible :check
* Other: DX9 hardware compatibility and audio board with speakers and/or headphones : check
* Online/Multiplayer Requirements: 56.6 kbps or better for online play : check?

yes yes it can... assuming FSX is flight simulator X which is 5 years old...
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November 29, 2011 7:40:38 PM

The laptop is a bit old. Even though it is very modern, do you think it will last like a year or so?
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November 29, 2011 7:56:16 PM

if all you're playing on it is FSX it will be fine for everything else (office, web/e-mail, etc...) but if you get into more modern games you may run into issues..
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November 29, 2011 8:12:25 PM

FSX is a more demanding game than the minimum requirements would have you believe. It really needs a highly clocked quad core CPU to run well. I think that laptop will play it but I would not expect it to run great with a dual core CPU and integrated graphics.
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November 29, 2011 8:31:02 PM

creative_name said:
Its an Asus G2SG-A1.
nvidia graphics 2
an amazing 1920x1200
nvidia graphics 2? Is the graphics card in that laptop a Geforce 8700M GT 512M?
Asus G2SG Gaming Notebook review
NVIDIA GeForce 8700M GT review

1920x1200 resolution will be a problem for that slightly week graphics card.
You'll probably need to run low graphics settings and might even need to reduce the resolution to get smooth game play.



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November 29, 2011 8:58:49 PM

anort3 said:
FSX is a more demanding game than the minimum requirements would have you believe. It really needs a highly clocked quad core CPU to run well. I think that laptop will play it but I would not expect it to run great with a dual core CPU and integrated graphics.

Im pretty sure this laptop doesnt have an integrated graphics card
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November 30, 2011 1:05:52 AM

it's not it's a discrete geforce 8700m
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November 30, 2011 2:15:29 AM

you have no chance of playing it well
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November 30, 2011 2:28:47 AM

and fyi... fsx has a built in frame rate cap of 20... unless you use 3rd party apps to remove the limit
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November 30, 2011 3:53:30 AM

slhpss said:
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/graphics-cards-luxu... basing it off this you can expect ~20+ fps on ultra quality with high res.... TAKE THAT ALL YOU NAY SAYERS!!!!

that proves nothing but a cpu dependent game and the cpu he has is not good at all. going from extreme low res to high res with NO fps drop proves that the cpu that they were using can not keep up with the gpu and ill venture to guess that they were using a desktop cpu so to say that his laptop cpu will be able to achieve 20 fps is a stretch.
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November 30, 2011 4:37:15 AM

slhpss said:
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/graphics-cards-luxu... basing it off this you can expect ~20+ fps on ultra quality with high res.... TAKE THAT ALL YOU NAY SAYERS!!!!



Test setup uses a Core2 Extreme X6800 2.93ghz that is about half again as powerful as a dual core mobile T9300.......the game is extremely CPU dependent and was one of the first games to make use of quad core CPUs.
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November 30, 2011 4:53:36 AM

slhpss said:
and fyi... fsx has a built in frame rate cap of 20... unless you use 3rd party apps to remove the limit
It has no such thing.
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November 30, 2011 5:12:05 AM

slhpss said:
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/graphics-cards-luxu... basing it off this you can expect ~20+ fps on ultra quality with high res.... TAKE THAT ALL YOU NAY SAYERS!!!!
The 8700M GT would perform somewhere between the desktop 8600 GT and 8500 GT, probably close to the 8500GT.

That's the GPU alone.
As anort3 points out a different CPU was being used and FSX is heavily CPU dependent.
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November 30, 2011 5:22:19 AM

If I am not wrong the G1 had a 8500M and a 1920x1200 screen and the G2 had 8700M in the beginning and a 9500M (?) in their later refresh. But both G2s didn't have the 1920x1200 resolution. So there is a change that the OP has mixed up things here.

Anyway I used to play FEAR in ASUS G1 at about ~30fps in native resolution. So it should be able to handle FSX.
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November 30, 2011 9:24:31 AM

Is there a list of games this can handle well (say 20-30fps)?

I'm pretty sure this can play FSX at around 25 fps.

It is a gaming laptop (not the extreme ones like the ROG)
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November 30, 2011 9:41:33 AM

An 8600M will be well below the 8500GT in slhpss FSX benchmark link.

What are you looking to spend on that used laptop?
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November 30, 2011 9:53:22 AM

creative_name said:
Is there a list of games this can handle well (say 20-30fps)?
I'm pretty sure this can play FSX at around 25 fps.
It is a gaming laptop (not the extreme ones like the ROG)
Did you read the review above?
In that model with 1440x900 resolution and the 8700M GT ran hot, noisy and the reviewers said about it: "The G2SG is thus an average gaming notebook, which can run current games, but only with reduced detail levels."
It listed a couple other games and some did OK, mostly the FPS types. Of the games listed the one most like FSX is the RPG Supreme Commander which is also heavily CPU dependent
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December 6, 2011 4:08:31 PM

I just got an i7 based laptop that only has the intel graphics 3000. It runs MSFS X at the highest settings fine. it also does my HD Video editing great. I can still return this and get one that also has the Radeon 6770M for $275 more. This is the only game I ever play. My question is whether the intel graphics hd 3000 alone will be able to handle the new upcoming version "Microsoft Flight"?
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