Skyrim Technical Specs?
Hi! So I'll be getting a new laptop soon, and I think I found one I'd like. It's this one:
However, I am a massive fan of the game Skyrim, and I want to know if this new computer would run it well. If not, any suggestions? (Budget under 650)
- edit1754Lv 68 years agoFavorite Answer
@PJ: Actually that's not true. GHz/Gigahertz isn't a very useful means of determining/judging/ranking processor performance. GHz is such a small aspect of CPU performance, that you'll actually find a 2.1GHz Core i3 to be faster than a 3.06GHz Core 2 Duo (both dual-core). Plus, game performance depends far more on the GPU/"graphics card" than on the CPU/processor anyway. On that note, GPUs cannot be ranked by how much memory they come with. Most GPUs come with plenty of memory. It's the GPU chip itself you need to look at. You'll find that a 1GB NVIDIA GT 650M is for all practical purposes significantly faster than a 2GB NVIDIA GT 630M.
Anyway, the biggest issue with this laptop for gaming is that it does not come with a decent dedicated GPU. Actually it doesn't come with a dedicated GPU at all, just the Intel HD 4000 graphics that come integrated into the Intel CPU.
You'll be able to achieve much better game performance with this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N8...
While both its integrated GPU (Radeon 7660G) and dedicated GPU (Radeon 7670M) are more powerful than Intel HD 4000 on their own, they work together in crossfire in this model to provide even better game performance.
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- PJ (PAPA JOE)Lv 78 years ago
if the processor is > 2.0ghz & you have a dedicated graphics with 2gb ram, 4gb memory on it should work well med-high settingsSource(s): RN, minister, tech & author x 30+ years