Is 260M good enough for gaming in 1920x1080?

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  1. DocJames

    DocJames Notebook Enthusiast

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    The title says it all.

    Is 260M capable of running games in 1920x1080. Or should I look at a laptop with 1366x768 for better performance.

    I really don't need to game with all the nice stuff turned on :)

    Thanks,
    Jimmy
     
  2. melthd

    melthd Notebook Evangelist

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    depends on what game you're running. But for most games should be fine.
     
  3. DocJames

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    First person shooters, multiplayer BC2 and MW2.

    I have a gaming PC - it's my first journey into laptop gaming.
     
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    ziddy123 Notebook Virtuoso

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    With a 260M I'd look at one with native res of 1440*900 Or less.

    If you want 1080p, I'd look at either the GTX285/280 or HD5870.

    Have fun.
     
  5. Kevin

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    The answer is NO, if you're talking the majority of the popular 2009-2010 games, with High settings, while expecting an average of 30 frames per second.

    In case you don't know, the GTX 260M is the desktop 9800 GT. It can't handle 1080p.
     
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    Have to go with kevin here, 1080p is pointless if you want it to last a while,

    Get a 5870 or find a native of 1440x900.
     
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    ryzeki Super Moderator Super Moderator

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    You can't game at high settings with 1920x1080 resolution. Well, at least not all the games.

    The majority will run fine though. For BC2 you have to use medium settings to get good performance and not dip too much under 30fps. I usually play between 30 and 60fps 1920x1080.

    I currently play all my games at 1920x1080 without much issues, and I am using an underclocked GTX260M so I think you can do fine, but you are better off with an HD5870, for actual good performance with high settings.

    If you really dont mind all the eye candy, then 1920x1080 is not even a requirement except for certain RTS, in which case you will do fine with a lower res screen.
     
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    SoundOf1HandClapping Was once a Forge

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    Thank goodness for my 1366x768 screen.
     
  9. DocJames

    DocJames Notebook Enthusiast

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    Thanks for all the input. I didn't know the GTX 260M is the desktop 9800 GT. I thought it was somewhat better.

    I will definitely look for a lower res eller better gfx card now.
     
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    Stick to lower resolutions and it should fare just fine, but for laptops your going to need a dual-card setup to run the high resolutions fluently.
     
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