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Can my computer run Blade & Soul?

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I have been looking for a gaming laptop to play blade and soul for a while now and I found one which isnt too expensive and has a decent graphics card. I only want to know if it's possible to play Blade and soul on this on high/max settings. I know a desktop PC is better for gaming but I can't get a PC because I also need the laptop for school stuff and I can't take my PC to school..

[specs]

15.6 inch FULL HD LED - (mat) / NON-Glare, (res. 1920x1080), 95% color Gamut optioneel

Intel® HD Graphics 4000 (2nd videocard)

NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX670M 1.5Gb GDDR5, PhysX™ + CUDA™ + Optimus

Intel® Core™ i7-3630QM Processor (Quad Core, 6MB Cache, 2.4 GHz, Turbo Mode 3.3GHz)

4Gb BTO Selected High Speed DDR3-1600MHz (slot 1)

4Gb BTO Selected High Speed DDR3-1600MHz (slot 2)

4GB SSD Cache + 500GB HDD 7200 rpm.

If you want the site where I found this: here

The price is about €1100,- Which is if you don't change any components. (you can costumize it further on the web-page)

If this isnt enough could somebody please link me to a better laptop with about the same price as this one?

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I have been looking for a gaming laptop to play blade and soul for a while now and I found one which isnt too expensive and has a decent graphics card. I only want to know if it's possible to play Blade and soul on this on high/max settings. I know a desktop PC is better for gaming but I can't get a PC because I also need the laptop for school stuff and I can't take my PC to school..

[specs]

15.6 inch FULL HD LED - (mat) / NON-Glare, (res. 1920x1080), 95% color Gamut optioneel

Intel® HD Graphics 4000 (2nd videocard)

NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX670M 1.5Gb GDDR5, PhysX™ + CUDA™ + Optimus

Intel® Core™ i7-3630QM Processor (Quad Core, 6MB Cache, 2.4 GHz, Turbo Mode 3.3GHz)

4Gb BTO Selected High Speed DDR3-1600MHz (slot 1)

4Gb BTO Selected High Speed DDR3-1600MHz (slot 2)

4GB SSD Cache + 500GB HDD 7200 rpm.

If you want the site where I found this: here

The price is about €1100,- Which is if you don't change any components. (you can costumize it further on the web-page)

If this isnt enough could somebody please link me to a better laptop with about the same price as this one?

It's more than enough.

You can get a better performing desktop for €800 and spend another €300~€400 on a lightweight laptop with great battery life that will be able to everything school related, unless you're going to be working with 3d modeling. Keep in mind that that laptop is going to be heavy and if you intend to play games on the move the battery will be dead in under 2hrs.

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RAM: 8GB

Video Card: AMD Radeon HD 7770

Processor: AMD FX 8320 3.5GHz

Operating system: Windows 8 Pro

Hopefully playable at max settings, right?

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RAM: 8GB

Video Card: AMD Radeon HD 7770

Processor: AMD FX 8320 3.5GHz

Operating system: Windows 8 Pro

Hopefully playable at max settings, right?

It'll be playable on max but I think you'll enjoy it more on high.

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RAM: 8GB

Video Card: AMD Radeon HD 7770

Processor: AMD FX 8320 3.5GHz

Operating system: Windows 8 Pro

Hopefully playable at max settings, right?

Judging from the benchmarks i looked up i don't think you'd be able to play at max settings i believe at 30-40 fps. Everything else seems fine and windows 8 has alot of driver issues apparently

well i just saw that the 5770 on highest settings nets you 30-50 so it seems the 7770 should be fine.

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Planning on building this sometime next month, and I really want to play this game on high at least with 40-60fps. Give me some input please!

CPU: Intel Core i3-3220 3.3GHz Dual-Core Processor

RAM: 8GB

VGA: XFX Radeon HD 7850 1GB Video Card

And I'm going to be running it on Windows 8 and on a 1920 x 1080 monitor if that matters.

I am considering going up to an i5 but I wanted to make sure if the i3 will bottleneck my GPU playing this game on high settings.

EDIT: I will not be able to overclock with the mobo i'm using in this build. Since I'm on a tight $600-700 budget I can't really upgrade too many parts. Maybe in the future.

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Thanks for the insight,

I checked and it's 1333MHz ddr3 RAM. I can get up to 8gb with my mobo, so I feel like I might as well upgrade my RAM now, since there are a lot of sales going on.

I'm looking into to build a budget PC using one of the Trinity APUs along with the 6670 for dual graphics or possibly just the 7750. I'll probably also get a motherboard that can utilize at least 16gb of RAM. I don't know how much of an improvement that would be though. >.>

Well you wont run out of RAM 4gb are enough for any game really.. 8 is fine for being safe if you multitask like mad but 16? that's way too much :) you could save the money and get something like a SSD or micro SSD to take off some stress on the main SSD :teehee: or something like that

Planning on building this sometime next month, and I really want to play this game on high at least with 40-60fps. Give me some input please!

CPU: Intel Core i3-3220 3.3GHz Dual-Core Processor

RAM: 8GB

VGA: XFX Radeon HD 7850 1GB Video Card

And I'm going to be running it on Windows 8 and on a 1920 x 1080 monitor if that matters.

I am considering going up to an i5 but I wanted to make sure if the i3 will bottleneck my GPU playing this game on high settings.

EDIT: I will not be able to overclock with the mobo i'm using in this build. Since I'm on a tight $600-700 budget I can't really upgrade too many parts. Maybe in the future.

You mean "WON'T bottleneck" xD

and it should not really :/ problem is the CPU is a dual core but a damn good one so im not sure how the game will respond to that..

But once you upgrade to an i5 quad you should be safe and rocking.

On the sidenote: you could save some money on RAM but thats just my opinion

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Planning on building this sometime next month, and I really want to play this game on high at least with 40-60fps. Give me some input please!

CPU: Intel Core i3-3220 3.3GHz Dual-Core Processor

RAM: 8GB

VGA: XFX Radeon HD 7850 1GB Video Card

And I'm going to be running it on Windows 8 and on a 1920 x 1080 monitor if that matters.

I am considering going up to an i5 but I wanted to make sure if the i3 will bottleneck my GPU playing this game on high settings.

EDIT: I will not be able to overclock with the mobo i'm using in this build. Since I'm on a tight $600-700 budget I can't really upgrade too many parts. Maybe in the future.

It takes a 690 or 7990 to bottleneck an i3 in 99% of games, BnS included.

That system will easily run the game on high but consider saving $80 more for a 7870.

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cpu: i5 3570k

ram: corsair vengeance 8gb

gpu: plan on getting 660ti ftw signature 2,but i'm also open to other suggestions about gpu(in price range of this card)

os: win 7 x64

will i be able to play B&S on max with good fps?

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will i be able to play B&S on max with good fps?

Yes.

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cpu: i5 3570k

ram: corsair vengeance 8gb

gpu: plan on getting 660ti ftw signature 2,but i'm also open to other suggestions about gpu(in price range of this card)

os: win 7 x64

will i be able to play B&S on max with good fps?

If you're able to bump the price $100 id suggest this card.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127685&Tpk=msi%20gtx%20670%20pe

Its the one im also getting

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If you're able to bump the price $100 id suggest this card.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127685&Tpk=msi%20gtx%20670%20pe

Its the one im also getting

nah,way too expenssive for my pocket.i'm not living in US,and if that card cost around 400$ from newegg,i don't wanna know how much it cost in €

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cpu: i5 3570k

ram: corsair vengeance 8gb

gpu: plan on getting 660ti ftw signature 2,but i'm also open to other suggestions about gpu(in price range of this card)

os: win 7 x64

will i be able to play B&S on max with good fps?

You'll be able to play on max without dropping below 40fps.

Get a 7950 if you want more performance, get a 7870 GHz Edition if you want the same performance for a lower price.

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How will I play with these:

Desktop:

CPU= amd Phenom II X6 1045T 2.7GHz

Ram = 8gb

OS = Windows 7 32-bit

GPU:radeon XFX 7870 2gb GHz Edition

My resolution that I will play is 1280 x 1024

Do you think its worth upgrading to a 6990, 7950 or 7970?

I am hoping to play max but I am not sure since i saw the benchmark chart that BnS tested with other cpu and gpu.

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GPU:radeon XFX 7870 2gb GHz Edition

Do you think its worth upgrading to a 6990, 7950 or 7970?

Are you kidding? That card is decent and you should upgrade your CPU if you want to upgrade something.

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How will I play with these:

Desktop:

CPU= amd Phenom II X6 1045T 2.7GHz

Ram = 8gb

OS = Windows 7 32-bit

GPU:radeon XFX 7870 2gb GHz Edition

My resolution that I will play is 1280 x 1024

Do you think its worth upgrading to a 6990, 7950 or 7970?

I am hoping to play max but I am not sure since i saw the benchmark chart that BnS tested with other cpu and gpu.

If you want to upgrade get a nice AM3+ motherboard and an fx6300 cpu or switch to intel CPUs and go 3570k and a nice intel motherboard, your current system will have no trouble at all maxing the game at that resolution.

There's also the option of getting a nicer monitor.

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If you want to upgrade get a nice AM3+ motherboard and an fx6300 cpu or switch to intel CPUs and go 3570k and a nice intel motherboard, your current system will have no trouble at all maxing the game at that resolution.

Luckily I already have a AM3+ motherboard. should I go for the fx6300 or the fx8xxx?

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Well you wont run out of RAM 4gb are enough for any game really.. 8 is fine for being safe if you multitask like mad but 16? that's way too much :) you could save the money and get something like a SSD or micro SSD to take off some stress on the main SSD :teehee: or something like that

You mean "WON'T bottleneck" xD

and it should not really :/ problem is the CPU is a dual core but a damn good one so im not sure how the game will respond to that..

But once you upgrade to an i5 quad you should be safe and rocking.

On the sidenote: you could save some money on RAM but thats just my opinion

If I upgrade to an i5, would I be able to run it at max?

EDIT: It didn't show everything in the quote. This is the build I posted earlier and what I'm referring to

CPU: Intel Core i3-3220 3.3GHz Dual-Core Processor

RAM: 8GB

VGA: XFX Radeon HD 7850 1GB Video Card

And I'm going to be running it on Windows 8 and on a 1920 x 1080 monitor if that matters.

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If I upgrade to an i5, would I be able to run it at max?

EDIT: It didn't show everything in the quote. This is the build I posted earlier and what I'm referring to

CPU: Intel Core i3-3220 3.3GHz Dual-Core Processor

RAM: 8GB

VGA: XFX Radeon HD 7850 1GB Video Card

And I'm going to be running it on Windows 8 and on a 1920 x 1080 monitor if that matters.

http://www.bnsdatami.../Benchmark.html

Even fi you get best CPU and RAM then ur GPU just lack ur FPS around 55FPS in 1920x1080.

However there is almost non difference between i3 and i7.

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However there is almost non difference between i3 and i7.

False.

i3's are way down there.

It's actually close between i5 and i7 though.

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If I upgrade to an i5, would I be able to run it at max?

EDIT: It didn't show everything in the quote. This is the build I posted earlier and what I'm referring to

CPU: Intel Core i3-3220 3.3GHz Dual-Core Processor

RAM: 8GB

VGA: XFX Radeon HD 7850 1GB Video Card

And I'm going to be running it on Windows 8 and on a 1920 x 1080 monitor if that matters.

Max? For sure

The only thing that bothers me about the dual core one is that newer games run better with a quad core

The GPU is a good card for the buck. Its good.. not the best but for B&S it's good.

Monitor is not important to mention here "1920 x 1080 on a 1GB card is enough"

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Holy cow 1.1fps difference... its like no difference at all :ohmy:

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If I upgrade to an i5, would I be able to run it at max?

EDIT: It didn't show everything in the quote. This is the build I posted earlier and what I'm referring to

CPU: Intel Core i3-3220 3.3GHz Dual-Core Processor

RAM: 8GB

VGA: XFX Radeon HD 7850 1GB Video Card

And I'm going to be running it on Windows 8 and on a 1920 x 1080 monitor if that matters.

If you want to run it at max Upgrade your GPU to a 7950 or 660ti.

False.

i3's are way down there.

It's actually close between i5 and i7 though.

Uninformed.

For gaming ,more cores does not mean better performance. What does make a difference is better per core performance due to the fact that the majority of games, BnS included, cannot make use of more than 2 CPU cores. Hence sacrificing money that could be spent on a better GPU for a quad core CPU will bring no noticeable gains in game performance.

The difference in gaming performance between the i3, i5 and quad core i7 is small enough to be completely ignored, the only reason to get more than an i3 for gaming is overclocking or very heavy multitasking, like running 4 game clients simultaneously.

Some games are exceptions but those are very few. (All of the Blizzard games off the top of my head)

5 years from now games will most likely all utilize more than 2 cores, but by that point quad core CPUs with very high per core performance will be available at the i3 pricepoint.

Holy cow 1.1fps difference... its like no difference at all :ohmy:

The difference is that small because the CPU is not the bottleneck, it's the GPU keeping things back.

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