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Question about about ATI graphics
#1
Hi:

I'm thinking of buying a laptop powerfull enough to run the emulator. However the ones I want (Dell's Alienware Line) have only (unless you cough upo $200 bucks more) ATI cards.

My question is: Does the emulator have compatibility problems with ATI cards or is it the same?

thanks for any reply
My Computer: Intel i7 870 @ 2.93 Ghz. XForce Ati Radeon 5870 with 1 Gb RAM. 6 GB DDR3 1333 Mhz RAM.
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#2
There is no compatibility problem with ATI cards.
The real issue will be the laptop CPU with its turbo and power saving mode mess.
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#3
(08-12-2010, 12:10 AM)rama Wrote: There is no compatibility problem with ATI cards.
The real issue will be the laptop CPU with its turbo and power saving mode mess.

Can you explain this? I know it has that turbo mode and stuff but does this mean that I will not be able to configure it to run correctly?

Thanks for the reply.

EDIT: I just found out that the Processor I was looking at is the Core i5 540M. If anyone can tell me if there is a better processor por laptop pcsx2, I'd appreaciated.
My Computer: Intel i7 870 @ 2.93 Ghz. XForce Ati Radeon 5870 with 1 Gb RAM. 6 GB DDR3 1333 Mhz RAM.
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#4
I don't get it......You have a Pc perfectly capable of running PCSX2 all you need to do is to OC it and laptops are known for low speed problems.Anyways take Core i3-540 it's much faster than the i5 you were talking about
Intel E5700 @3.0Ghz,
Xfx Radeon 5670 1Gb,
4Gb DDR3 Ram,
Microsoft Windows7 Ultimate x86
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#5
Its not exactly recommended to OC laptops as they tend to die on you.

Edit: I just got what you meant, nevermind.
Specs:
CPU: C2D E8400 @ 3.6
GPU: GTX 560Ti 2Gb
MOB: Asus P5QL
RAM: Crucial 4Gb
OS: Windows 7 64bit/XP 32bit
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#6
Nah it's alright.Just to make it more clear: "DON'T buy a laptop because they are slower in emulation as compared to PC's also Overclock your processor to about 3.0Ghz or atleast to 2.8GHz to play games at *normal* speeds."

*Note:Here the word normal means playable speeds NOT the same speed as PS2.
Intel E5700 @3.0Ghz,
Xfx Radeon 5670 1Gb,
4Gb DDR3 Ram,
Microsoft Windows7 Ultimate x86
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#7
Hi:

Several responses here

1) Most games I've tried (I'm currently playing FFXII) work almost perfectly (a couple of Slowdowns, and one MASSIVE slowdown with Basch Lv3 Quickning) without OCing my machine and I'm against OCing (and even If I was for it, I can't since my MotherBoard doesn't let me).

2) I want to buy a Laptop for games period. I like the Alienwares. However besides running pc games I would like to be able to play Some PS2 games "on the road." I would like to know it is possible and if so what is the best Core I3/5/7 for this.

(I can't find a laptop with the I3 540 that was mentioned)

Thanks
My Computer: Intel i7 870 @ 2.93 Ghz. XForce Ati Radeon 5870 with 1 Gb RAM. 6 GB DDR3 1333 Mhz RAM.
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#8
I recommended i3 'cuz it gave more speed than i5 also don't go wasting money like this.Apparently the one I recommended seems the only one I can find with 3Ghz of speed see it's needed like that if you wanna play most games at normal speeds.Also Dell's Alienware m17x will do for most games to get you normal speeds.

NOTE:Core i5 620 should be the processor
Intel E5700 @3.0Ghz,
Xfx Radeon 5670 1Gb,
4Gb DDR3 Ram,
Microsoft Windows7 Ultimate x86
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#9
I'm sorry I'm having trouble understanding...

You are telling me not to waste money on the I5 because I3 will get me the same speeds?
My Computer: Intel i7 870 @ 2.93 Ghz. XForce Ati Radeon 5870 with 1 Gb RAM. 6 GB DDR3 1333 Mhz RAM.
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#10
YEp.Also if you want you can buy the Alienware m17x with core i5 620um processor BUT this laptop will NOT give you the same performance as that of i3.

Ok non-complicated version:
Core i3 540 is 3.06Ghz while Core i5 620UM is 2.66Ghz according to these clock speeds you will get better performance with i3.
Intel E5700 @3.0Ghz,
Xfx Radeon 5670 1Gb,
4Gb DDR3 Ram,
Microsoft Windows7 Ultimate x86
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