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Death_Panzer #1 Posted 01 December 2013 - 12:17 AM

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Hello all,
After almost a year and a half of playing world of tanks with below 15fps I have decided it time for an upgrade, however I wanted to make sure if it would perform well! As I'm clueless when it comes to this so I though someone could share there knowledge with me!
Im buying a Lenovo z500 and the specs are as follows:
-Intel I7 quad core
-2.2GHz processing speed but reaches 3.1GHz in turbo mode
-6gb of RAM
-1TB of hard drive space
-Nvidia GT635m graphics card
-2GB of graphics card ram
Or if you prefer here is a link!
http://www.amazon.co...=Lenovo z500 i7
So my question is what sort of FPS can I expect to get on each graphics setting (without making it custom)
any reply will be much appreciated,
Death_Panzer.

Edited by Death_Panzer, 01 December 2013 - 12:19 AM.


Tonyb1968 #2 Posted 01 December 2013 - 05:23 AM

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Unless it has to specifically be a laptop (desk tops make far better gaming machines) then I would leave that lenovo and look here, better spec, more upto date and for around 100 quid more http://3xs.scan.co.u...l-gaming/laptop

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Death_Panzer #3 Posted 01 December 2013 - 12:55 PM

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Thank you for your reply however I need to get a laptop to do college work on so unfortunately a desktop isn't an option.

And £600 is my maximum budget so I felt the  z500 was best value for money as its £599 else where on the internet!

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F_U_C_K_M_E_M_O_R_E #4 Posted 01 December 2013 - 01:27 PM

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For over a year now i'm running WOt with my ASUS K55VD
It has lower specs than the Leonovo........and i'm using the lowest graphical settings to achieve 50-60 FPS....
Running TS3 at the same time.

Intel I7 3610QM + 8Gb ram + Nvidia 610M 2Gb, and my latest addition is a Samsung SSD (got 10+fps increase).

Honestly it's more than enough.

Specs : http://www.asus.com/...#specifications

K_A #5 Posted 01 December 2013 - 02:46 PM

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Processor is quite nice and will be adequate for gaming, but the GPU is kinda lacking. I have the same GPU with a slightly worse CPU and can only play with mostly low settings, but i do get a steady 25-50 fps (depending entirely on map and amount of foliage on screen, Sacred Valley is tough to get over 30 fps but Steppes almost never goes under 40) so if you don't mind low settings you will be able to play, but don't expect to be able to set everything to high

Edited by K_A, 01 December 2013 - 02:47 PM.


vattland #6 Posted 01 December 2013 - 03:21 PM

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I like Thinkpads.

Probably nothing for a gamer, though. But I need 10 posts... so that's my 2 cents :)

Death_Panzer #7 Posted 01 December 2013 - 04:03 PM

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Thank you for the help guys!
Double eagle what sort of FPS do you get on medium? And above!

Edited by Death_Panzer, 01 December 2013 - 04:03 PM.


klavsc #8 Posted 01 December 2013 - 04:15 PM

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Beware that a laptop will lose performance over time. I bought a Dell Inspiron 5520 with a AMD Radeon 7670m inside a year ago, and the performance has changed quite a bit (sudden fps drops, lag, stuff like that), so WOT for me has been loading for 15-20 secs instead of 10 (usually before the 30sec countdown) and im bouncing at 30-40 fps and fps drops leaving me at 20 or less.

F_U_C_K_M_E_M_O_R_E #9 Posted 01 December 2013 - 06:20 PM

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I did not try in medium.....i could upload a replay to try out though..........
And laptops need some TLC sometimes, aka open it and blow the dust out of the cooling system.
Monitor the CPU temp as well to make sure it's all clean, raise the bottom to have air circulation underneath as well.
EDIT:
Medium, malinovka, all effects enabled (smoke, traks, etc.....) 25 fps, when in bushes and trees drops to 17-19.
Looks nice but i prefer a higher fps, dont need cosmetics.

Edited by Double_Eagle, 01 December 2013 - 06:27 PM.


Death_Panzer #10 Posted 03 December 2013 - 06:29 PM

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Thank you for all your help its very useful!

Please keep it coming:D

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Xervoz #11 Posted 03 December 2013 - 10:54 PM

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I'm buying a similar laptop, the one your looking at sounds decent for that price and would recommend it. Take a look at the z580 model though.

yanunge #12 Posted 06 December 2013 - 12:03 PM

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Well, if you're sitting in the good old EU, you might want to consider mySN Schenker gaming laptops. I've bought myself a customized XMG 502P and can play WoT pretty well on it. The XMG 502P has been replaced by the 503P, but there ain't much difference. It is a solid latop for gaming and will last for quite a while. It's my second one from that company. All other laptops from other companies I tried before where either not up to the task of handling the heat, or just didnt deliver the desired performance.

Edited by yanunge, 06 December 2013 - 12:04 PM.


AppleEater01 #13 Posted 09 December 2013 - 08:28 PM

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That PC seems golden for WoT. Or any game really. But, you should really be using a desktop for playing games.

Nvincible #14 Posted 09 December 2013 - 09:16 PM

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View Postklavsc, on 01 December 2013 - 04:15 PM, said:

Beware that a laptop will lose performance over time. I bought a Dell Inspiron 5520 with a AMD Radeon 7670m inside a year ago, and the performance has changed quite a bit (sudden fps drops, lag, stuff like that), so WOT for me has been loading for 15-20 secs instead of 10 (usually before the 30sec countdown) and im bouncing at 30-40 fps and fps drops leaving me at 20 or less.
Laptops are no different from pcs, as long as you maintain it (keep it ventilated, clean the fans, do defrags etc), it will last. My acer 5755g is 2 years old, and apart from running slightly hotter, performance is almost the same as when it was new.

Ver7igo #15 Posted 10 December 2013 - 11:21 AM

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View PostNvincible, on 09 December 2013 - 09:16 PM, said:

Laptops are no different from pcs, as long as you maintain it (keep it ventilated, clean the fans, do defrags etc), it will last. My acer 5755g is 2 years old, and apart from running slightly hotter, performance is almost the same as when it was new.

^^ this.  Just needs a bit of housekeeping like anything else.
I love playing on my laptop - means I can watch TV with the wife and dogs whilst enduring 60 second arty reloads, or 40 second waits in the game queue...

yanunge #16 Posted 11 December 2013 - 08:27 AM

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View PostAppleEater01, on 09 December 2013 - 08:28 PM, said:

That PC seems golden for WoT. Or any game really. But, you should really be using a desktop for playing games.

That depends on the both laptop and PC, doesn't it? Take the m17x from Alienware for example ...

FERRARIUK #17 Posted 11 December 2013 - 10:23 AM

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Well I have an Alienware 18  I7-4930MX  INTEL CORE 4th gen overclocked with 4.3ghz with turbo boost, for me I like the scenery and effects so I have everything set to the max, I like the orange plume of gas that comes out of my Cannon, the splashing of the water as you go into it, the cloud dust when arty misses you and hits the ground, I like the lens flare of the sun shining across the map when you look at it from a certain angle, as for frames per second  I hit 75plus, but really you only need 30 frames per second , because the human eye can only see 30 anyways, so it dosent matter who can get the most than everybody else,

FV432_Wolf #18 Posted 13 December 2013 - 11:26 AM

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I've been running a Sony Vaio for the last 3 years mainly for online gaming. Performance was ok but when a lot was going on it suffered bad latency  low fps. Guess it's horses for course's, got fed up so saved up like mad and bought a dedicated Alienware M17x.

Must admit gaming experience is 100 times better now. No looking back now.

In my eyes get the best you can afford. I spent about £1600 on mine.

Just make sure you have a decent graphics card and Ram (plenty of it)

Good look on whatever you invest in.

 



FERRARIUK #19 Posted 14 December 2013 - 09:51 AM

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View PostWolvarhelm, on 13 December 2013 - 10:26 AM, said:

I've been running a Sony Vaio for the last 3 years mainly for online gaming. Performance was ok but when a lot was going on it suffered bad latency  low fps. Guess it's horses for course's, got fed up so saved up like mad and bought a dedicated Alienware M17x.

Must admit gaming experience is 100 times better now. No looking back now.

In my eyes get the best you can afford. I spent about £1600 on mine.

Just make sure you have a decent graphics card and Ram (plenty of it)

Good look on whatever you invest in.

 


That's three people on here saying ALIENWARE M17x including my self, does that not tell you something:) save your money and like the quote above, get an upgrade with it its WORTH EVERY PENNY TRUST ME I am using one



yanunge #20 Posted 16 December 2013 - 10:25 PM

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Well, I mentioned the m17x, but just to state an example. In my opinion, though a very good piece of equipment, it is overprized in the EU. I compared US and EU prizes and well, the max'ed out US version was about 1.600 EURO cheaper a couple of years ago. I don't see any reason why I should pay more for the same product only because I live in germany. Even when not elite'ed, the m17x was still overprized in comparison.






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