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February 28, 2012 8:29:29 AM

Quick question for anyone that can help me. Amazon has a deal of the day on SWTOR for $39.99, which is just the right price point I was willing to pay for it. I recently bought a laptop for school and haven't done much gaming other than CIV5 on low settings. Can anyone tell me if I can run SWTOR on it and the maximum setting I can run it at with a good frame rate? I want to know if I can run it at OK settings before I pull the trigger. Thank you for your time.

My specs:
Intel i7-2670 @2.20 GHz with turbo boost up to 3.1
1GB DDR3 Radeon HD 6630 switchable graphics
8.00 GB RAM
750 GB 7200 rpm hard drive

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February 28, 2012 9:25:11 AM

6630 is too weak for swtor to run at maxed out settings at 1080p, you'll probably have to run it at medium settings

i played beta on highly overclocked gtx 460 (925mhz core; stock is 675) desktop at 1680x1050 and i was dipping low in populated cities (25ish fps) on ultra settings and according to this toms gpu hierarchy chart your gpu is 3 steps below stock gtx 460

cpu is fine tho
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February 28, 2012 9:25:13 AM

You have a decent chance of running SWTOR on high graphics settings.
But you might need to do some tweaking or run on medium settings to get fluid frame rates.

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February 28, 2012 9:43:20 AM

Looking around at some other sources you're probably going to need to run medium settings to get over 30fps @ 1366x768 resolution.
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February 28, 2012 12:37:45 PM

I was running SWTOR in the 18-25 FPS range with no video card at all (on my 42" 720p Sony TV) along side a 2nd 19" monitor running IE8, and onboard Intel HD3000 graphics. I had everything maxxed other than shadows (off) and AA (off). The play was smooth, even in heavily populated areas, however, after intalling my 560Ti, I gotta say its nice having shadows on high and AA on high! Now I'm maxxing at 111 FPS but I can't really tell the difference in how smooth the play is; rather, the shadows and AA just make it look better.

You can see how it performs here: http://www.notebookcheck.net/AMD-Radeon-HD-6630M.43963....

And compare it rougly to what I was running here:

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-graphics-car...

I think you'll be pleasantly suprised.
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February 28, 2012 6:35:40 PM

Thanks guys, I was just hoping I was going to be able to run it on medium settings. Thanks again.
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February 28, 2012 6:36:42 PM

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