can this big boy handle the games?

Discussion in 'Gaming (Software and Graphics Cards)' started by laderboy, Mar 3, 2005.

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  1. laderboy

    laderboy Newbie

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    can this configuration play most of the new games like doom3 right now?:
    HP Pavilion zv5230us
    - Intel® Pentium® 4 2.66GHz
    - Memory: 512MB
    - Hard Drive: 40GB
    - Optical Drive: DVD/CD-RW
    - Display: 15.4" WXGA
    - Graphics: ATI MOBILITY RADEON 9000 IGP
    - Video Memory: 128MB
    - Audio: 16-bit Sound Blaster Pro-compatible audio; internal Harman Kardon speakers
     
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    laderboy Newbie

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    what about these 2:

    emachine AMD Athlon 64bit processor 3200+ 3.2GHz

    -Integrated ATI Radeon 9600 Video (64MB discrete RAM)
    -15.4" Widescreen with Ultrabright WXGA technology
    -802.11g Wireless LAN built in
    -512 MB DDR SO-DIMM memory
    -Digital Card Reader (CompactFlash, Secure Digital (SD), Memory Stick (PRO), Multimedia Card (MMC)
    -8x DVD+/- RW Drive
    -10/100 Mbps built in Ethernet



    hp pavilion zd7000
    Intel P4 2.8 Ghz 512M Memory
    60G Hard Disk 16X DVD/CD-RW
    15.4" WXGA WIDESCREEN TFT + GeForce 4 Go5600 128MB
    5.1 Sound + Harmon Kardon Speakers Media Port
    Charger WiFi 802.11G

    which would be better for game purpose?, i guess its just comparing the processor and the video cards
     
  3. Ramadoss29

    Ramadoss29 Notebook Consultant

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    Not with that grahpics card. Well, You could play Doom 3 but at the lowest settings possible.
     
  4. yassarian

    yassarian Notebook Deity

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    The eMachine wins hands down. Better graphics card, better cpu for games.

    eMachine doesn't build the best-constructed machines out there, but that laptop's performance will be substantially better than that anemic HP. Compare the price -- get the HP only if it's substantially lower(not likely).

    cheers,

    yass

    <blockquote id='quote'>quote:<hr height='1' noshade id='quote'>Originally posted by laderboy

     
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    laderboy Newbie

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    question,
    the emachine has ati 9600 64mb, and hp has geforce go5600 128 mb,
    although ati9600 is better, doesn't the higher video memory count for something?
     
  6. yassarian

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    Not often. Most games with the exception of the high detail setting on games like Doom3, Farcry, can store all their textures on 64mb alone. In these cases the extra ram doesn't do anything for ya. However if the texture map is bigger (which most newer games would have) -- bigger than it can fit w/in the on-board video memory, the graphics card have to swap video memory in and out -- that will impact overall performance. However this difference probably will not be significant enough to overcome the inherent slower go5600, vs. the ati 9600.

    cheers,

    yass

    <blockquote id='quote'>quote:<hr height='1' noshade id='quote'>Originally posted by laderboy

     
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    gecko Notebook Evangelist

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    The emachine, its got a better processor, and a faster vid card.
     
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    Aero PC/Mac...Whatever works! NBR Reviewer

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    i bought somewhat something like the zv5230us
    but better[:D]
     
  9. laderboy

    laderboy Newbie

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    hey i just realized, the seller said:
    AMD Athlon 64bit processor 3200+
    but didn't say its 3.2GHz, i just found out that 3200+ usually means 2GHz or 2.2GHz, does it make a difference in the decision?
     
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    DaGreek Notebook Evangelist

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    the 3200 part means that it will perform simalr to a Pentium 3.2GHz I've found that their measurement if very accurate if anything they geuss low. Just think of it as being as powerful or more powerful then a P4 3.2GHz

    Compaq R3000T (CTO)
    P4 Desktop 3.0GHz w/HT
    2 X 1024MB RAM
    Radeon 9600 128MB
    60GB 7,200RPM HD
    AquaMark3: 24,257, 3DMark03: 3,115
     
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