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Can this laptop run games?

by ilikelasers / April 25, 2013 4:40 AM PDT

should I buy this (a good deal) - for heavy-moderate gaming plus programming and everyday use.

Acer Aspire V5-571PG-9814

Intel Core i7-3537U processor (2.0GHz/3.10GHz w/ Turbo Boost)

8GB DDR3 memory

15.6" multi-touch LED-backlit display (1366 x 768)

Nvidia GeForce GT 710M w/ 1GB memory

World of Warcraft benchmarks: (this page)
autodetect - 65 fps
ultra - 36 fps

------------> Is this good enough to play Minecraft (normal distance) at ~50+ fps? I read on Tom's hardware one person said the 710 is as bad as the Intel hd 4000, and that really worries me, but it's a dedicated nvidia card so is it any good?


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by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 25, 2013 5:35 AM PDT

Since you need that model to run the Minecraft benchmark, unless someone does it then all I can offer is it should hit 50 for sure. Even our 380 buck K55N hits 50+ on some scenes so has a bump up in the CPU but as they noted, a step down in the GPU. This is not a gamer's laptop.

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PS. Why the i7? Why not more GPU?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 25, 2013 5:41 AM PDT
In reply to: Maybe.

While nice for bragging rights, it rarely helps in games. I'm sure you've read the following.

"Our tests demonstrate fairly little difference between a $225 LGA 1155 Core i5-2500K and a $1000 LGA 2011 Core i7-3960X, even when three-way graphics card configurations are involved. It turns out that memory bandwidth and PCIe throughput don't hold back the performance of existing Sandy Bridge-based machines. ",3106-4.html

Why not drop back to an i5, look for a x40 or better GPU?

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3DMARK11 on this and a cheap K55N
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 25, 2013 6:10 AM PDT

ACER at link = 1209.
ASUS 380 buck laptop with 16GB RAM upgrade = 961

So by comparison I don't think this will reach your stated goal.

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