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Laptop Help
#1
Hi PCSX2 forumers!

I would like to ask the performance of the following laptops if they are able to run the games listed further below at playable speed or even 60 fps:

1. Asus K42JK-VX026
- Intel Core i3 350M 2.26 GHz
- ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5470
- 2 GB DDR3 Memory

2. Asus G73JH-TZ185Z
- Intel Core i7 740QM (Will run turbo boost for 2 cores @ 2.5 GHz)
- ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5870
- 8 GB DDR3 Memory

Here is a list of the games that I'm aiming to play:

Final Fantasy X
Final Fantasy XII
God of War
God of War II
Gran Turismo 3: A-Spec
Metal Gear Solid 3: Subsistence
Resident Evil Code: Veronica X
Tekken 5

According to http://forums.pcsx2.net/Thread-LIST-Game...strong+cpu, Desktop cpu used is e4500.

I also read that E4500 has a score of 1,268 from http://cpubenchmark.net/mid_range_cpus.html, so I searched for the Core i3 350M and Core i7 740QM.

Core i3 350M = 2,075
Core i7 740QM = 3,614

Should I expect that the processors above are more powerful than E4500? Which leads me to think that I will be able to run the games listed on http://forums.pcsx2.net/Thread-LIST-Game...strong+cpu at full speed (especially the games I listed above).

Please assist if the two laptops are advisable.

Thanks!
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#2
Well, both ones are almost useless to GoW, GoW2, MGS3 and Tekken 5. They seems to be enough for FFX, and maybe you could use them for FFXII. Yes, games listed in "low-CPU" list are playable on both laptops. Just remember, the most beautifull and advanced games are to strong for this.
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#3
I found these two vids from youtube:

PCSX2 Beta 1888 emulating God of War II [NTSC-U] Half Speed on notebook
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xWVKlKdoryQ

PCSX2 Beta 1888 emulating Final Fantasy XII [NTSC-J] Full Speed on notebook
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gch858xwuaY

The specs of the laptop used is:
Intel Core i5 430M 2.27GHz
4 GB DDR3 RAM
Ati Mobility Radeon 5650 1 GB
(My #1 laptop is slower yet my #2 laptop is only a little better)

Regardless, I came to accept the truth that the two laptops do not have the power to run GOW smoothly. I guess I only have some chance for full speed on Final Fantasy X and hopefully XII as well. Any idea with GT3 and RE: Code Veronica X?

Thanks!
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#4
Don't know about GT3, bet no. RE is yes.
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#5
To get anything near and above 60 FPS for those games, you'd need Asus G73JH-TZ185Z. Since PCSX2 only uses 2 cores, the processing speed of 200Mhz difference is not gonna help with FPS a lot. However, the 5870M vs the 5470M is what I can call a HUGE if not enormous improvement in terms of the frame boost you'd get. Also, I'd check to see how much dedicated memory each gpu has, I'm going to assume right now that the 5470M only has shared memory (it uses your RAM instead of having its own memory).
CPU: i7 930 @ 2.8GHz(Everyday)/3.6GHz(Gaming)/4.0GHz(Encoding)
GPU: Geforce GTX 480 @ 850MHz/1001MHz
Motherboard: ASUS P6X58D-E
RAM: 2x3 6GB OCZ @ 1527MHz 8-8-8-24
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#6
It would be stupid to go for the dual core model of the G73 just for pcsx2.
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#7
(08-27-2010, 12:40 AM)ChronicNL Wrote: It would be stupid to go for the dual core model of the G73 just for pcsx2.
The G73 is an i7, hence quad coreHuh I think you mis-read the part about the 2 cores having turbo-boost (should be 1 core only anyway)
CPU: i7 930 @ 2.8GHz(Everyday)/3.6GHz(Gaming)/4.0GHz(Encoding)
GPU: Geforce GTX 480 @ 850MHz/1001MHz
Motherboard: ASUS P6X58D-E
RAM: 2x3 6GB OCZ @ 1527MHz 8-8-8-24
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#8
My bad, assumed you ment the i7 620 model.
From what i read on this forum, turbo doesn't seem to work so well for pcsx2 though.
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#9
According to http://forums.pcsx2.net/Thread-CPU-Bench...d-on-FFX-2 , ilovejedd's Intel Core i7 860 - 2.8 GHz Stock (Turbo Boost on, CPU affinity: 2 & 3) has a very good performance. I'm just not sure if:

1. If it's really stable
2. If it also applies with the laptop processors.

Anyone has an idea?

Thanks!
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#10
I've read a lot of threads about people having horrible performance with their i7 720QM's wich makes me suggest the turbo simply isn't kicking in.
The desktop turbo is a bit flawed.
With stock settings the turbo on my 980x for example will always be on despite nothing triggering it.
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