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corey Achasse
Posted - 2011.08.22 09:20:00 - [1]
 

hi, im looking to get a new laptop that can run eve online for under 400 pounds.
Im thinking of getting the Asus k52f-ex449v laptop.
ALL TECH SPECS:

Processor Intel Pentium® M P6200 (2.13GHz)

Graphics: Intel GMA HD
VRAM: No

Hard Disk Drive 320GB (5400rpm)

Memory: 2048MB (2048 x 1)
Type: DDRIII 1066
Expention up to: 8G

Operating system

64bit windows 7 Home Premium

Battery

6 cell

Software ControlDeck

link for all details: http://www.asuslaptop.co.uk/proddetail.php?prod=K52F-EX749V

please can you let me know if it will run smoothly, thanks.


Disastro
Wrecking Shots
BricK sQuAD.
Posted - 2011.08.22 11:40:00 - [2]
 

I have an asus laptop. Not the exact same model as yours but similar. I run eve ok on mine. However, I had to turn off eve voice. When i logged into eve the first few times the game would crash when i undocked from stations. I found a report somewhere on these forums about similar problems and when i disabled eve voice the game worked just fine after that.

Velicitia
Gallente
Open Designs
Posted - 2011.08.22 12:24:00 - [3]
 

looks OK... but you'll need to kill the graphics most likely...

corey Achasse
Posted - 2011.08.22 13:57:00 - [4]
 

ok thanks for that. I was playing it on my acer aspire but it had to be played on low graphics and to be honest they still werent too bad, as long as it can be played smoothly. If you guys can though, could you recomend any for about the same price?

corey Achasse
Posted - 2011.08.22 14:01:00 - [5]
 

i did also find this Asus K52N-EX366V.
TECH SPECS:
Processor: AMD® Phenom™ II N660 (3.0GHz)
Graphics: ATI Mobility™ Radeon® HD4250
Storage: 320GB (5400rpm)
Memory: 3072MB (1024x1, 2048 x 1)
Operating System: 64bit Windows 7 Home Premium

Its cheaper, can you let me know if it would run better?

Equus Toomp
Caldari
Posted - 2011.08.22 15:24:00 - [6]
 

Faster clock... check!
More memory.... check!
Dedicated Graphics card... Check!

Absolutely my friend!

corey Achasse
Posted - 2011.08.22 15:39:00 - [7]
 

alright thanks mate

Orlacc
Posted - 2011.08.22 20:27:00 - [8]
 

Originally by: corey Achasse
i did also find this Asus K52N-EX366V.
TECH SPECS:
Processor: AMD® Phenom™ II N660 (3.0GHz)
Graphics: ATI Mobility™ Radeon® HD4250
Storage: 320GB (5400rpm)
Memory: 3072MB (1024x1, 2048 x 1)
Operating System: 64bit Windows 7 Home Premium

Its cheaper, can you let me know if it would run better?


Much better!

Zed Maximal
Posted - 2011.08.23 20:56:00 - [9]
 

Do not get one with Intel graphics. You want one with a dedicated graphics card. Look up mobile graphics card benchmarks to get an idea of how well it will run. I run EVE fine on a Lenovo Y550P with a GT250M graphics card. I wouldn't suggest anything lower than what I've got.

Akita T
Caldari Navy Volunteer Task Force
Posted - 2011.08.24 00:16:00 - [10]
 

Edited by: Akita T on 24/08/2011 00:46:45

Originally by: corey Achasse
Graphics: Intel GMA HD

The funny part about that is that the GPU main chip is actually a part of (inside) the CPU.
Intel HD allegedly only has 12 shader processors, which would have been ok for a video card of 10 years ago (like, say, the GeForce 2 MX, which only had 2+4+2 = 8), but compared even to an entry-level graphics cards of today (a measly GeForce GT 520 has 48+8+4 = 60) it's pretty lame.
In your case, P6200, so "Graphics Base Frequency 500 MHz" - which is not bad, but not very good either (the afore-mentioned GT 520 has a core clock of 810 MHz, but then again, the ancient GF2MX only ran at 175 MHz).
Sure, there might be some differences in shader complexity and such, but I don't expect performance to be too good.

Bottom line, it will run EVE, but I wouldn't expect too much.
Most likely quite playable (30+ FPS) on lowest graphics settings and low resolutions, but almost certainly single digit FPS in max graphic detail with FHD resolution (probably low single digits).

Originally by: corey Achasse
Graphics: ATI Mobility™ Radeon® HD4250

Probably better, but not by much.
Same 500MHz value for the clock, core config 40:4:4 shaders (so 48, 4 times more than the integrated intel HD thing), but then again, AMD builds very simple shaders compared to NVIDIA, and no idea how the intel shaders look like in comparison.
I'd say twice as fast as the above, but that's not saying much.

You MIGHT just be able to get over 10 FPS with max graphic detail in FHD resolutions, but you'll almost certainly stick to lowest graphic detail anyway, where you just might reach the screen refresh rate if you also play on the lowest resolution EVE will let you.



All in all, both options are pretty weaksauce, but the second is more likely to be slightly less bad.


P.S. I would rather search for an AMD FUSION APU based laptop (codename "Sabine" // the "Llano" mobile version).

Stuff like, say, Gateway NV55S04u for 500$ (newegg), or maybe an Asus K53TA for 450$ (bestbuy).
Both use an A6-3400M APU, which is a quad core CPU at 1.4 GHz (dynamically boosting one core up to 2.3 GHz) and for the GPU part ("Radeon HD 6520G "), shader config 320:16:8 at 400 MHz.
They might actually get even over 30 FPS or thereabouts in max detail at FHD resolutions in EVE (single client, of course) - one demo of another laptop with same APU playing Starcraft 2.

Aldan Romar
Amarr
Posted - 2011.08.24 05:19:00 - [11]
 

Edited by: Aldan Romar on 24/08/2011 05:21:11

I'm using a notebook with an ATI Mobility Radeon HD4500.

I can run EVE on mid level graphics, just so it remains aesthetically pleasing, but it goes hot.

So a 4250 should make it on a lower graphics setting. The main problem being massive heat which will shorten the life expectancy of the notebook.

If you want to run Incarna CQ expect to have it use up to and over 1.5 GB of RAM, at least that's what mine does, so every GB over 2 is appreciated.

Lady Go Diveher
The Independent Troll Society
Posted - 2011.08.25 11:35:00 - [12]
 

One thing to consider, is that when it comes to budget computing, you get a lot more performance per £ of upgrade, than you do at a higher end.

You *may* want to hang on a little while until something a little quicker becomes cheaper, or you have a little more money to toss about.

Eve has JUST has it's major graphical upgrade, so will likely maintain the same running requirements for a while... which means that the above statement is probably the best way to go on a limited budget, unless you really need it now.


 

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