So can I run it or not???

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  1. petercore

    petercore Newbie

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    Hi!

    I have a gaming laptop. When I check the system requirements of a game I often get negative feedback such as I couldn't run the game or with just 15fps. Every time the GPU is too weak. Meanwhile there are lots of videos on youtube with the same game being played on the same or similar setup with stable 30fps. It's bothering me because I can't get a clear picture so I am afraid to buy some games. Can anybody explain this situation? Are the videos fake or the sys.req. comparison sites are inaccurate?

    An example:

    Star Wars Battlefront
    • a site says I can run it on 1080p ~ 15fps
    vs. there some videos:​


    My specs are: Asus RoG G551VW
    • CPU: i7-6700HQ 2.60Hz
    • RAM: 8GB
    • GPU: GeForce GTX 960m 4GB
     
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    don_svetlio In the Pipe, Five by Five.

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    Yes, you can run it. Assuming there is no throttling.
     
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    petercore Newbie

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    So you imply that these sys.req. sites are mostly inaccurate?
    Also care to explain what how you mean 'throttling'?
    Thanks!
     
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    don_svetlio In the Pipe, Five by Five.

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    The G551J series had throttle points set extremely low and caused throttling where the should be none.

    As for sys.req files - what do you mean? Is the game not launching properly?
     
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    petercore Newbie

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    I just wrote sys.req. sites for shortening system requiremens websites. Where you can check the requirements of games and even compare your setup. Sorry for the confusion.

    How could I disable this low throttling if encountered?
     
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    don_svetlio In the Pipe, Five by Five.

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    Oh, those sites are mostly garbage and should not be trusted. As for the system requirements specified by developers - those are usually 1 notch higher than what they should be. For example. Witcher 3 lists a 7870 as minimum, however, a friend has a 7790 running the game at 1080p just fine. True, it's 30fps and occasionally it dips to the 20s but it's playable.

    As for battlefront - a 960M can run it fine at low settings.

    If the card throttles - check for a BIOS update and disable CPU turbo.
     
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    petercore Newbie

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    Thanks for your help! I really apprecite it!:)
     
  8. Awhispersecho

    Awhispersecho Notebook Evangelist

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    do a search on your card and then "benchmarks" (gtx 960m benchmarks).This will give you an idea of at least some games. For instance:

    http://www.notebookcheck.net/NVIDIA-GeForce-GTX-960M.138006.0.html

    Scroll down to bottom of page and it shows multiple games and the framerate of your card at various settings for that game. Star Wars Battlefront is One of the ones listed. You can use those games to get a rough idea of how it will perform in other similar games as well. Don't always trust YouTube videos either as people will sometimes misrepresent their systems performance.
     
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    Talon Notebook Virtuoso

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    LOL hey that is my video! Recorded it when I had that Dell Inspiron 7559. Was a great budget/value laptop. I had my 960m overclocked +135mhz core (limit) and +400mhz memory. Was fully stable, great temps and increased FPS a decent amount. I had the i5 6300HQ which is not nearly as good as the 6700HQ for Battlefront so you will be fine. As you can see from my video I had an excellent gaming experience with it on Medium settings 1080p.
     
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    petercore Newbie

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    Thanks Awhispersecho! This page is very helpful! From now on I will check games and performances here.

    Hey Talon! You have great videos! Meanwhile I tried the trial version of Battlefront. The game set itself on medium settings. It is so beautiful and runs very smooth. Haven't checked with and fps counter yet by I assume it to be near 40fps.
     
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