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Tuork
01-31-10, 03:02 PM
I want to put my laptop through it's paces (see sig) so I was thinking of having a go at some newer titles out there to see how it fares out.

As far as I know the greatest resource-hog out there is still Crysis. Anyone have any other suggestions?

If there's a trial or something for the game, that'd be sweet as well, otherwise I'd have to see which of my friends can lend it to me (if they have it...)


Thaaaanks :)

jAkUp
01-31-10, 03:04 PM
The BFBC2 beta is pretty demanding in some cases as well.

methimpikehoses
01-31-10, 03:07 PM
STALKER: CS will pwn yer laptop.

CaptNKILL
01-31-10, 03:29 PM
Call of Juarez patched up to DX10 with all settings maxed is pretty heavy too.

I doubt an 8600M GT will run Crysis, STALKER:CS or CoJ very well though.

Soetdjuret
01-31-10, 04:39 PM
Like others say, Clear sky with added anti-aliasing, also the older shadow of chernobyl when AA is forced. Crysis with anti-alising. Colin mcrae Dirt 1, very unoptimized and demanding. PT: boats, very demanding game. Then we have GTA4 ofcourse, especially demanding for the CPU. Other demanding games are Armed assault, Flight sim x and DCS black shark. Crank up the levels for these games and watch your framerate die :p

Tuork
01-31-10, 09:16 PM
Thanks for the input guys. I know my laptop is a pretty basic little feller, but I want to see if itīs worthwhile keeping around for some casual PC gaming (I have an X360 to supply my addiction), or if should sell it and get something a bit smaller/lighter.

So far I've played Crysis and STALKER Shadow of Chernobyl, and in both cases my lappy held it's own with grace... obviously we're talking about medium-low settings here, but I don't need uber graphics... not anymore at least.

bu1basaur
01-31-10, 09:29 PM
Out of all the games I own, Cryostasis gives me the most problems (I own both Crysis, STALKERs). Might be the Physx, not sure.

ragejg
01-31-10, 09:40 PM
Hm, an 8600M GT.

I'd think Lost Planet (try the demo out) and Far Cry 2 would try to put a hurtin' on that GPU.

Destroy
01-31-10, 10:44 PM
Saints Row 2

NarcissistZero
01-31-10, 10:44 PM
Crysis
GTA4
Call of Juarez DX10
STALKER Clear Sky maxed DX10

That's about it really, everything else I can max and not break a sweat.

ragejg
02-01-10, 03:39 AM
Guys remember the GPU he's using... IIRC it's below low-end 8800 and HD3850 performance. Maybe around 7950 territory?

... although what's nice is that the laptop runs at a small yet decent 720p enhanced resolution... I remember my 7800GS definitely choking on newer games @ that rez, but the HD3850 made pretty much everything do-able, even Crysis.

/runs off to Tom's gpu charts

Soetdjuret
02-01-10, 03:41 AM
obviously we're talking about medium-low settings here, but I don't need uber graphics... not anymore at least.


Haha, why are you then asking for the most demanding games? makes no sense if youre gonna play on low hahahahahaha.

CaptNKILL
02-01-10, 03:53 AM
Guys remember the GPU he's using... IIRC it's below low-end 8800 and HD3850 performance. Maybe around 7950 territory?

... although what's nice is that the laptop runs at a small yet decent 720p enhanced resolution... I remember my 7800GS definitely choking on newer games @ that rez, but the HD3850 made pretty much everything do-able, even Crysis.

/runs off to Tom's gpu charts

An 8600M GT should be similar to a 7600GT but probably closer to 7900GT performance in newer games due to the unified shaders.

Its not bad for a laptop GPU, but I wouldn't push it too much.

adamove
02-01-10, 01:11 PM
neverwinter nights 2