Hi im from the uk, im looking to buy a new Laptop. My price range is around £400 but maybe up to £500. I want to be able to run games like Total war: Shogun 2 and other Total war games (Napoleon/Empire) preferably at high-ish settings. I would also like a Laptop that that is capable of basic functions also such as internet, email and word processing. I need it to be a Laptop as i travel alot.
I was just wondering if anyone could take a look at this website and with my price range in mind and recommend a laptop to me? This would be a great help to me as im really trying to make the most of my money.
Since budget is an issue I would take a look at how much RAM you are using while currently playing. If it is over 75-80% consider just bumping the ram on your current machine to 8gb. On my current laptop before I upgraded the RAM I was running 92% so I upgraded to 8bg and maw quite a big improvement. Also ram is pretty cheap.
The Total War series are fairly demanding on the CPU and GPU and as Brett said to play them on highish settings you are going to have to add some money inorder to get a laptop that will do what you want. Gaming laptops are not cheap sadly that is just the way it is.
Well I play Napoleon Total War on my laptop with a AMD Phenom II N930 (roughly comparable to the A8) and 5650m (stronger than the 7640G) and I get 45fps avgish on 768p, the high preset but no AA and ultra unit size.
I would say about the same or a big lower since our cpu's are matched but you're only a bit weak graphics wise so about the same or slightly lower depending on the game.
You'll probably gain some fps by going medium
Dunno about shogun though, looking at the 7660g perf which has a stronger cpu and gpu, you are likely only gonna be able to hit low/med in that game