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Suggest specs for notebook pls
#1
I am about to buy a new notebook/laptop.

Please suggest something playing FFX- FFXII at full (or almost) full speed. Thanks.

PS. I want to save money as much as possible.
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#2
Than look in Desktop replacement's category. Sometning like HP Pavilion dv7-2120er Intel (2.53HHz core duo and ATI HD4650) , or Toshiba Qosmio F50-12C (2.66 HHz and 9600). Do not by notebooks with CPU slower than 2.4 HHz and with integrated intel video chip -- they usually have limits in strange places.
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#3
I got desktop already and PCSX2 works fine. But...

Those with CPU faster than 2.4 HHz are quite expensive here. I found some.

Compaq Presario CQ40-422AX (VF013PA#AKL) is that OK? It is new arrival with AMD Turion X2 64 Dual-Core Processor RM-74 (2.2 GHz, 1MB). Too bad it's just 1 GB DDR2 and ATI Radeon HD3450. I just love the price.

Aspire 4535G-752G32Mn/C013 what about this? The price is very very reasonable. AMD Turion X2 RM-75 (2.3GHz, 1MB L2 Cache, 4000 MHz BUS) with ATI Radeon HD4570

BenQ Joybook R47-LM19. How about this? Intel Core 2 Duo T6600 (2.2 GHz, FBS 800 MHz, L2 2 MB) nVidia GeForce 9300M GS and 2GB DDR2. This one is very interesting to me, serious, though the price is by far most expensive than others. if you find something better please tell.

and Toshiba Qosmio F50-12C is the way tooooooooooo expensive, yet too cool. At that rate of price, i choose to go with my new PC.

I wonder AMD and intel which one works better on PCSX2. And this emulator supports DDR3 ram or no different from DDR2? I choose AMD because it is cheaper.

I also wonder Intel GMA 4500M HD is that what you want me to get away from? Is it gonna be OK if I choose this?
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#4
AMD's should be 2.66 minimum. I'v got RM-74 one computer and it's show only 45fps in FFX average (it's quite bad). Really, if you want full speed you should pay money. Only two things counted: CPU power and GPU ability to handle fast texture management. So ATI HD3450 would be poor solution, but with native renderer it's o'k. HD3200 is below minimum. Nvidia cards are slightly better. GMA 4500 nice, but you would be limited in native render for eternity.
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#5
yep... stay away of anything of intel... they only allow Dx9 and in pcsx2 that is horrible (even if the manufacturer says that it supports it)
Intel works better than AMD in the emulation, even if the later has a higher clock rate
I think that DDR3 gives a slight boost in the emulation, but I can't assure anything, since my laptop is only DDR2
My Laptop:
CPU: intel T4200 @ 2.0 ghz
GPU: Intel GMA X4500M
Ram: 3 Gb DDR2
SO: WinVista Home Premium // Windows 7 Ultimate x32
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#6
(08-04-2009, 06:02 PM)Zeydlitz Wrote: AMD's should be 2.66 minimum. I'v got RM-74 one computer and it's show only 45fps in FFX average (it's quite bad). Really, if you want full speed you should pay money. Only two things counted: CPU power and GPU ability to handle fast texture management. So ATI HD3450 would be poor solution, but with native renderer it's o'k. HD3200 is below minimum. Nvidia cards are slightly better. GMA 4500 nice, but you would be limited in native render for eternity.

44 fps with native on?
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#7
how much money can you spend?
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#8
OK I will go with this

BenQ Joybook R47-LM19
Intel Core 2 Duo T6600 (2.2 GHz, FBS 800 MHz, L2 2 MB)
nVidia GeForce 9300M GS
2GB DDR2

they have a promotion written on brochure that buy one get another 2GB DDR2 for free.
320 G 5400 RPM and for christ's sake this one doesn't even have Windows XP, just Linux installed.

I wonder how many fps i may get from FFX and FFXII? Can you guess?
End of this august i will buy it. I think the price might drop a bit.
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#9
the 9300M GS is very big fail
its utter crap

get same laptop as me (comes with 5400RPM standard) it overclocks good, 1150 euro in cheaper internet stores

a GT130M is essentially a higher clocked 9650M GT with less heat and power consumption
even without overclock to 2.4GHZ i ran FFX II 100% , i remember 1 ingame cutscene lagging tho, but the rest all ran 95%~100%
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#10
(08-04-2009, 06:46 PM)ChronicNL Wrote: how much money can you spend?

I'm sorry I cannot tell it. I'm living in a different country from you guys so the information of price might be incorrect in accordance with VAT, market, exchange rate, brah brah and so on.

I just want something playing FFX and/or FFXII and full speed. No very sophisticated graphic beauty is required. Just the speed.
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