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Gaming laptop
« on: April 28, 2018, 05:56:34 am »
Any suggestions on the minimum specs I should be looking for in a gaming laptop?

Trying to keep the price tag under a grand.
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Re: Gaming laptop
« Reply #2 on: April 28, 2018, 06:33:05 am »
I'm personally using a Asus rog strix gl753ve with 17" screen , 7700HQ, and a 1050TI. The 1050TI's base and boost clock on mine a fairly high since asus push them, nearly as high as factory overclocked desktop model. Not a bad machine, I could of gone with a 1060 when I was looking but would of had to been a 15" model and was willing to use a 1050ti for the bigger screen.

As far as gaming laptop go a 1050Ti or 1060 are both good for 1080p gaming on a gaming laptop with out breaking your bank. 

Sadly Nvidia has been using their GGP program to force laptop builders to no use the new Intel/AMD Vega chip combo, or I'd also recommend that since the vega on board that is equivalent to a 1060 and the laptops tend to be thinner then a laptop with a dedicated 1060. You can only find those right now in HP and dell machines since it seem they told Nvidia where it could shove it's GGP program. Guess they learned from the stuff they did back in the with Intel pay them not to use AMD chips and don't want a second round of the legal crap.
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Re: Gaming laptop
« Reply #3 on: April 28, 2018, 11:32:42 am »
I ended up grabbing an HP Omen.

Intel i7-7700
with a Radeon RX580 and 12G of RAM.

Sounds like it is just like StarDruids except it has the Radeon model of the Nvidia 1060.

Got it for just a shade under 1k, which was actually 50 bucks cheaper than I found the same model for on amazon.
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Re: Gaming laptop
« Reply #4 on: April 29, 2018, 03:08:30 am »
Yeah, RX580 basically AMD equivalent to 1060. I use a older rx480 8Gb card in my main machine and rx480/580 can do 1080p at 70+ fps (seen benchmarks of them doing 60 fps at 1440). Sadly my fx8350 process slows it down, but only got a 1200p 60hrz monitor anyways so not that big of deal.

If you got a 15" or 17" with rx580 for udner 1k thats a damn good deal. I bought mine with the 1050ti last year and payed almost 1.3k, though mine's got 16gb of ram, a 240gb ssd and 1tb drive.


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Re: Gaming laptop
« Reply #5 on: April 29, 2018, 07:20:20 pm »
Yeah, RX580 basically AMD equivalent to 1060. I use a older rx480 8Gb card in my main machine and rx480/580 can do 1080p at 70+ fps (seen benchmarks of them doing 60 fps at 1440). Sadly my fx8350 process slows it down, but only got a 1200p 60hrz monitor anyways so not that big of deal.

If you got a 15" or 17" with rx580 for udner 1k thats a damn good deal. I bought mine with the 1050ti last year and payed almost 1.3k, though mine's got 16gb of ram, a 240gb ssd and 1tb drive.

bitcoin miners kill the RX580 price and sent it to double digits


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Re: Gaming laptop
« Reply #6 on: April 29, 2018, 09:23:01 pm »
Yeah, RX580 basically AMD equivalent to 1060. I use a older rx480 8Gb card in my main machine and rx480/580 can do 1080p at 70+ fps (seen benchmarks of them doing 60 fps at 1440). Sadly my fx8350 process slows it down, but only got a 1200p 60hrz monitor anyways so not that big of deal.

If you got a 15" or 17" with rx580 for udner 1k thats a damn good deal. I bought mine with the 1050ti last year and payed almost 1.3k, though mine's got 16gb of ram, a 240gb ssd and 1tb drive.

bitcoin miners kill the RX580 price and sent it to double digits
Yeah but only on the PC market, doesn't really effect the laptops. Sadly the AMD consumer hardware has always been better per $ then Nvidia at Multipurpose work and not just gaming. Sadly every time a mining crazy happens Miners buy them in droves and make supplies hard to get. Also doesn't help AMD cards generally have more ram on their mid-tier cards (and use expensive HBM ram on their few high end cards) so the increased ram prices and gouging by venders has really hurt their prices
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Re: Gaming laptop
« Reply #7 on: May 04, 2018, 10:51:21 am »
I got an RX480 4GB before they went nuts on the prices. It was weird to see my card selling for more used than when I bought it new... but things are getting a bit more sane now.