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Acer Aspire V3-771G-9665

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October 20, 2012 3:54:30 PM

Will Skyrim be able to play on ultra settings on laptop with these specs??
Intel Core i7 2670QM(2.20GHz)
17.3"
8GB Memory
750GB HDD 5400rpm
NVIDIA GeForce GT 640M 2GB

More about : acer aspire 771g 9665

October 20, 2012 4:08:52 PM

Nah, what's your laptop budget?, I know abit about laptops and gaming.
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October 20, 2012 4:10:48 PM

It won't run? Really? Oh we'll... My budget is max $800
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October 20, 2012 4:12:16 PM

Could it run on med-high?
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October 20, 2012 4:15:11 PM

Thank you!
Edit:Wait, a quad core i7 with GT 640m should be able to get higher frame rates than that, right?
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October 20, 2012 4:26:18 PM

Honestly finding a laptop that can run Skyrim on ultra is abit of a challenge given the $800 budget.

If you can live with buying a used laptop playing on high isn't unrealistic.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/B0082PRC1U/ref=s...

or this which is also used but has worse performance.

http://www.amazon.com/Republic-Gamers-G53SX-AH71-15-6-I...

And then there's this which is $40 over your budget, can't play Skyrim on ultra either and has a 1366x768 screen but otherwise is brand new.

http://shop.lenovo.com/SEUILibrary/controller/e/web/Len...

EDIT: Not going to lie, the used offers look pretty shady.
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October 20, 2012 4:27:41 PM

You'll get lower frame rates than what's listed on notebookcheck.net simply because your procesor(the i7 2670qm) is inferior to the processor used in the tests(i7 3610qm).
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October 20, 2012 7:58:04 PM

This video seams to say otherwise.... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rb4vAKj3qw4 different laptop, but worse specs playing Skyrim on ultra.
Please tell me why laptop that is worse can run Skyrim on ultra but this laptop apparently can't.
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October 22, 2012 1:50:12 AM

Please answer! I need to know if this laptop is good enough NOW!!!!!
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October 22, 2012 2:12:09 AM

There's not a ton of a difference between 2670 and 3210, maybe 10%.

No, the laptop you listed in the OP might get games done at medium/high. You aren't ever going to find a laptop powerful enough to handle Ultra settings in any game for under $800. A little over, you'll get closer, but for Ultra you need either a 7970m or a 680m. Sorry, man, laptops are behind. I should know, I game on one frequently.

I would honestly recommend this one on your budget, since it can perform at roughly 660m-like levels in CrossfireX mode for games that support it:

$750: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

The Trinity APUs close the mobile CPU gap a lot, as the A10 runs at close to i5-3210m speeds and is a full quad core, which means it can handle multicore games better than the i5. Pack that in with CrossfireX and you have a budget mobile powerhouse... nothing like a good Clevo or Sager but you'll be kicking some arse.
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October 22, 2012 2:32:26 AM

Thanks for reply, but are you sure this on is better than the Acer I listed previously? The one in the video can play on ultra with Core i5 2450M 4GB Memory 500GB HDD NVIDIA GeForce GT 630M 2GB
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October 22, 2012 2:41:09 AM

630m cannot play games in Ultra. I know, I owned one. Mine had an i5-2450m CPU as well, and it could not handle Ultra. That video also looks awfully washed out, as if not everything was turned on so that is not Ultra. It also appeared to be running at roughly 15-20 FPS, which is not "running Ultra." That's called forcing it to do so and living with the crap it gives back. Mine looked better than that on High.

But you sound like you have already made up your mind. Get the laptop, it'll do you fine, but if you ever get frustrated when you get into an area covered in NPCs and you get trounced FPS-wise, don't say we didn't warn you.
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October 22, 2012 3:02:06 AM

I don't think you understand what I am saying. I saw that video of the i5 laptop playing on ultra, then I found the laptop I am asking about. Specs:

Intel Core i7 2670QM(2.20GHz)
17.3" 8GB Memory
750GB HDD 5400rpm
NVIDIA GeForce GT 640M 2GB

I think this laptop, with better specs than the one in the video, should be able to run ultra.

The one in the video only had Intel Core i5 2450M(2.50GHz), 4GB Memory, 500GB HDD 5400rpm, NVIDIA GeForce GT 630M 2GB and it was runnig Skyrim on ultra, but with only 15-25 fps.

Here is the video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rb4vAKj3qw4
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October 23, 2012 4:31:37 PM

Jay,

It might have to do with the resolution that laptop is set too, the Acer you listed has a 1600x900 screen while the other one is only running at 1366x768 because its the 15" version of the same laptop, there it is easier to run higher details... you could run 1280x720 on the Acer though and get better frame rates...

If and WHEN I get another 17" Acer it will be the Acer Aspire V3-771G, but I KNOW that I've seen them with the Nvidia 650M for around $800 and I know that its better than the 640M so you might see if you can find a model with that GPU.

The 650M should be able to run games on high settings with the 720p resolution. Ultra is a stretch though... I don't think a GTX660M would run the game on Ultra, because its based on the desktop 640 core (GK107), and the desktop 640 core struggles on Ultra.

I edited this post to link to the Skyrim benchmark for the GK107, the laptop GPU's performance would probably be a 'little less' than what's listed here:

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/geforce-gt-640-revi...


Skyrim is also a CPU dependent game, so in theory, Skyrim should run better on it, but the difference might be something like 2-5 fps at such low resolution.

Dry
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October 23, 2012 7:23:19 PM

So would Skyrim be playable on

Intel Core i7 2670QM(2.20GHz)
17.3" 8GB Memory
750GB HDD 5400rpm
NVIDIA GeForce GT 640M 2GB

On at least high with 30-40 fps?
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October 23, 2012 10:26:48 PM

based on everything I've been able to gather you should be able to average about 35 if you keep anti aliasing and ansio tropic filter off, if you run

Check this out, look at their settings for the low med high settings and then scroll down to the GT640M, it shows that it averages 31 FPS at 1366x768 with AA and AF set to MAX, so if you crank those down, I bet you will hit the numbers you want.

http://www.notebookcheck.net/The-Elder-Scrolls-V-Skyrim...

You could run the game at 1280x720 on high with NO AA or x2 AA on that laptop and it would still maintain the 16:9 aspect ratio and I bet it would play great!

That is to say, not everything on High, but maybe High details with some other things turned down.

Besides, the 771G is a GREAT laptop anyways, so you would still love it.

Dry
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October 23, 2012 10:38:23 PM



division,

I've failed to be impressed with the GTX560M... the thing is basically a cut up Nvidia 550, at least, in the time period, when the 5870M was a cut up Juniper, it used less power... the 560M was under performing and used more power... its a shame really... and on a related note, I didn't like the 570M either...

I think nvidia's entry level cards FAIL to impress compared to what AMD can do... and this coming from a guy who needs CUDA for work and is an nVidia fan... :/ 

Keplar is a HUGE step in the right direction, but I think we really need to let prices stabilize...

Dry
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October 23, 2012 11:26:12 PM

THANK YOU SO MUCH!! Can't wait to order my new laptop! Sorry for rudeness everyone, I was a bit tired.
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October 24, 2012 1:56:11 PM

Let us know how it goes, I'm curious since this laptop would be the logical replacement for my 7741...G... :) 

Dry
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October 24, 2012 11:03:20 PM

Actually, I've been looking at Razer's Project Fiona. Looks pretty awesome. I mean, that thing can run Skyrim on ultra for under $1000. Pretty sweet.
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October 25, 2012 3:32:17 PM

I saw that... but I doubt it would be a 'high' settings, plus its got an Atom CPU... I just don't think I could spend $1000 on an Atom CPU, regardless of what form factor it came in... :/ 

Dry
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October 26, 2012 2:47:12 AM

whoopsie... wrong Razor thing...
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October 26, 2012 2:56:57 AM

Were you looking at Switchblade?
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October 26, 2012 5:53:12 PM

yea, the little tiny thing
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November 2, 2012 5:12:16 PM

Did you ever get your laptop? how did it run?

Dry
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November 2, 2012 8:02:05 PM

Nah, not yet... also been looking at the Lenovo Y580 previously mentioned, better specs than the NEW Razerblade, for just $850
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November 2, 2012 8:20:17 PM

you could get a 2nd gen i core laptop with like a Radeon 6770M or something, and they are like $6-700. like a HP DV7t, or just the standard HP DV7

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May 5, 2013 5:28:14 AM

jay_curtis36 said:
Will Skyrim be able to play on ultra settings on laptop with these specs??
Intel Core i7 2670QM(2.20GHz)
17.3"
8GB Memory
750GB HDD 5400rpm
NVIDIA GeForce GT 640M 2GB


Of course you can! Have a look here: The timeline ultra is showcased to max out battlefield 3

the timeline ultra m3 (which has an inferior processor to yours and the same gpu) was benched with skyrim

http://tbreak.com/tech/2012/06/amd-trinity-a8-4500m-gra...

At native res )1366*768) it got an average of 45 fps. And this is with fraps recording, meaning it would likely have gotten closer to 50 without fraps. Skyrim is cpu intensive and since all else is the same, you should easily pull more than 30 fps at ultra with your system...at 1366*768

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May 5, 2013 5:28:20 AM

jay_curtis36 said:
Will Skyrim be able to play on ultra settings on laptop with these specs??
Intel Core i7 2670QM(2.20GHz)
17.3"
8GB Memory
750GB HDD 5400rpm
NVIDIA GeForce GT 640M 2GB


Of course you can! Have a look here: The timeline ultra is showcased to max out battlefield 3

the timeline ultra m3 (which has an inferior processor to yours and the same gpu) was benched with skyrim

http://tbreak.com/tech/2012/06/amd-trinity-a8-4500m-gra...

At native res )1366*768) it got an average of 45 fps. And this is with fraps recording, meaning it would likely have gotten closer to 50 without fraps. Skyrim is cpu intensive and since all else is the same, you should easily pull more than 30 fps at ultra with your system...at 1366*768

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May 5, 2013 5:28:21 AM

jay_curtis36 said:
Will Skyrim be able to play on ultra settings on laptop with these specs??
Intel Core i7 2670QM(2.20GHz)
17.3"
8GB Memory
750GB HDD 5400rpm
NVIDIA GeForce GT 640M 2GB


Of course you can! Have a look here: The timeline ultra is showcased to max out battlefield 3

the timeline ultra m3 (which has an inferior processor to yours and the same gpu) was benched with skyrim

http://tbreak.com/tech/2012/06/amd-trinity-a8-4500m-gra...

At native res )1366*768) it got an average of 45 fps. And this is with fraps recording, meaning it would likely have gotten closer to 50 without fraps. Skyrim is cpu intensive and since all else is the same, you should easily pull more than 30 fps at ultra with your system...at 1366*768

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