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New Laptop - will it be enough? - 2/13/2013 4:05:51 AM   


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I'm looking at a new laptop, but want to make sure it will play several games, SOW being one in particular.

Intel Core i53317U 1.7GHz processor
6GB of memory
Intel HD Graphics 4000 graphics
500GB hybrid drive
Windows 8 (although I think I'd prefer 7)

Think this will be sufficient?
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RE: New Laptop - will it be enough? - 2/13/2013 4:20:48 AM   

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My laptop is about 15 months old. a second generation core I3 @ 2.2ghz, 8 gigs of ram and intel HD graphics 3000 with 64 dedicated and 1.8 shared with win7. Plays fine, I never tried the really big scenarios though.


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RE: New Laptop - will it be enough? - 2/13/2013 1:08:07 PM   


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I have a laptop with an I5 2500 @ 2.5ghz, 8GB ram, and the HD Graphics 3000.

SOW will run, but not very well. I am not sure how much of the problem is the processor vs the graphics, but I think both are the limiting factor at different times. SOW only uses one processor thread. It's too slow to be fun for me so I only play on a much more powerful desktop.

A powerful graphics card will make SOW run smoother -- when I upgraded from X1900XT to GTX 560Ti in my desktop, it became a lot smoother. This didn't affect how large a battle I could run, it just made the framerate smoother particularly when panning the camera around with lots of men and trees visible.

So I assume the game will run on that laptop, but it will probably be slow if you have a sizeable battle particularly with AI, and it might get choppy when you're looking around at trees and such. A lot of it depends on battle size, whether there is AI, and what exactly you're looking at in the game.


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