detroitflyer From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 392 posts, RR: 0 Posted (5 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 6901 times:
I am buying a new laptop, primarily for school, but I would like one that can run FSX pretty decently. I have a price range from $600-700, and cannot afford anything more than that. I was looking at these 2 models, which have dedicated graphics and 2.2. ghz processors. Are they any good, and if not can you point me to whatever is best in this price range.
Fly2HMO From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (5 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 6890 times:
I'm afraid neither one of them will cut it (as mush of a fan of Asus I may be). Video memory is too small and the video cards are entry level, also they have AMD processors which are horrid. For FS9 they will probably be just barely enough to run fully maxed out but for FSX forget it.
At the very least you want an ATI HD5xxx video card with 1GB of dedicated memory and a Core i3, MAYBE a core 2 duo.
Unfortunately for that price range I can't find anything that will do the job. If you want to play FSX with no problems you're gonna need at the very least $1200
detroitflyer From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 392 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (5 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 6887 times:
Is there a difference between an intel i3 clocked @ 2.2ghz and an AMD clocked @ 2.2 ghz. I mean dont they run at the same speed after all. Also what type of memory should I get, I thought 4 gigs of ram would be good??
Sorry, Im not really familiar with all these specs, but thanks for the help anyways.
You can't rely on mhz or ghz to judge processor speed anymore. A new Core i7 at 2.66ghz is ridiculously faster than an older Pentium 4 at 3.4Ghz. Without getting too technical basically new processors are much more optimized in terms handling information, amongst many other improvements.
And notice how Intel is always ahead of AMD in tests: