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Hi all is this a good laptop for gaming like Diablo 3?

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May 21, 2012 12:33:48 AM

Maybe on low.
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May 21, 2012 12:37:39 AM

oh okay so I possibly wouldnt get away on MED?
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a b 4 Gaming
May 21, 2012 1:18:16 AM

Diablo 3 is well optimized. It's less demanding than Starcraft 2 and here's a video of the same APU running SC2:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m8RUTrlpEHg

So Diablo 3 would actually run nicely on that laptop (though I'm not an Acer fan). I saw a 17" with this APU at Bestbuy.com for only $450 (forget the brand).

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You probably want to tweak Diablo 3 to get roughly 35 FPS with VSYNC off then enable it to force 30FPS. Diablo 3 has a maximum FPS option but I'm not sure how well that works with VSYNC.

If you can't get VSYNC to work at 30FPS properly, you can use the RadeonPro tool and use the "Tweak->Double VSYNC" option to force 30FPS. I did that for The Sims 3 and it forced 30FPS with VSYNC nicely.

Good luck.
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a b 4 Gaming
May 21, 2012 1:39:54 AM

the best value laptop for 500- would be the lenovo z575 which uses a a6-3420m along with a dedicated gpu 6650m (its possible to go crossfirex on directx10 and dx11 games)
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