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Help me choose, please! Nvidia geforce gt 735m

Discussion in 'Gaming (Software and Graphics Cards)' started by TheWatcher, Aug 27, 2013.

  1. TheWatcher

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    I have a problem choosing the right software on Sony Vaio Fit 15. Should I take Nvidia GeForce 735m 2gb or 735m 1gb. Is there really a big difference. I'm going to take the intel core i5-3337u. And then 8gb of RAM. And 500gb hard drive.

    I'm going to use this computer for internet browsing, for watching movies and also for some gaming. I'm sure that this runs minecraft and fsx but i would like to know if this runs games like bf3 or something like that. Please tell me what would be the fps for the games on high or medium settings.

    I would really appreciate your help!
     
  2. MrDJ

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    The Vaio Fit is equipped with GT 740m 1GB.
     
  4. ajnindlo

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    Per the link MrDJ kindly provided, most modern games would play on low or maybe medium settings. So no high, and no ultra.

    Here is the average frame rate based on several different laptops.

    Battlefield 3 (2011)
    low: 46.5 fps
    med.: 32 fps
    high: 24.8 fps

    As for the Fit 15, I did a quick search and found Engadget said:
    " The Fit 15 starts at $700 with a Core i3-3227U processor, 4GB of RAM, integrated Intel HD 4000 graphics and a 500GB 5,400RPM hard drive paired with an 8GB SSD. From there, you can upgrade to a Core i5 or i7 CPU, up to 12GB of RAM and an NVIDIA GeForce GT 735M GPU with either one or two gigs of video memory."

    So I don't know if it has one or two gigs. Try system info or simular program.
     
  5. HTWingNut

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    1GB or 2GB vRAM is irrelevant with a 735m GPU.
     
  6. MrDJ

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    that answers that then :D thanks HTWingNut :thumbsup:
     
  7. HTWingNut

    HTWingNut Brain size of a planet...

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    It's just that the performance of the card lends itself to need to run newer games at 720p if you want any amount of detail and decent frame rate. For 720p gaming 1GB is more than plenty. Games like Skyrim with high-res textures or BF3 may benefit from 2GB vRAM at 1080p but it won't be able to churn out reasonable fps anyhow at that resolution.
     
  8. TheWatcher

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    So i should go with the 1 gig version because i'm not a hardcore computer gamer??
     
  9. Undyingghost

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    Didn't you listen? You don't need 2GB on a card like 735m even if you are "hardcore" gamer.
     
  10. HTWingNut

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    Point is to not even worry about it. If the laptop you want comes with 2GB, it won't hurt anything. IMHO if it costs more $$$ to upgrade from 1GB to 2GB version, I wouldn't spend the money, personally. If it were a 7970m or 8970m or 770m or 780m 1GB vs 2GB then I'd go with the 2GB. Even then, the need for more than 1GB is only needed for a handful of games and even then dropping detail a little bit resolves the issue.
     
  11. Undyingghost

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    HTWingNut that (Mulder, right?) avatar is just creepy.
     
  12. Micaiah

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    It's a $40 upgrade for the Fit 15. I agree with HTWingNut, definitely not worth it to upgrade. I would advise however, to spend $25 to upgrade from the i5 3337U to the i7 3537U, that will be a noticeable difference than the VRAM upgrade.
     
  13. TheWatcher

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    Oh ok. Should I get a bigger hard drive or does it even affect on the performance?
     
  14. Micaiah

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    Upgrading to a solid state drive would lower loading time and make the computer feel more responsive, but a bigger drive isn't necessarily better in terms of performance.
     
  15. TheWatcher

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    The upgrade is actually 80€ so 106$
     

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