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Grol'sch
Posted - 2011.08.27 13:08:00 - [1]
 

Anyone have any direct experience running multiple accounts on a lappy using the 260M? I know the 460M will do it and have a choice between (260M with an SSD) and a (460M with 7200rpm). I want the SSD, but if it I can't run 2 accts it's a deal breaker. ANyone?

HoWaa
Gallente
Super Batungwaa Ninja Warriors
0ccupational Hazzard
Posted - 2011.08.27 15:11:00 - [2]
 

eve online requires more than 460mb to install

Akita T
Caldari Navy Volunteer Task Force
Posted - 2011.08.27 18:45:00 - [3]
 

Originally by: HoWaa
eve online requires more than 460mb to install

He's talking about the mobile graphics card, NVIDIA GT 460M or 260M, where the "M" stands for "mobile" not "megabyte".

The 460M is almost twice as fast compared to the 260M. Not quite, but close.
A 260M is about on par with a desktop 430, a 460M is closer to (but slower than) a desktop 450, much better than a desktop 440.
Depending on graphic detail chosen, client resolution, and personal tastes, you still might be able to dual-client somewhat satisfactory.

Sader Rykane
Amarr
The Dark Space Initiative
Revival Of The Talocan Empire
Posted - 2011.08.27 21:34:00 - [4]
 

I've run 5 clients with a 260M.

Pre-Incarna of course.

Akita T
Caldari Navy Volunteer Task Force
Posted - 2011.08.27 21:40:00 - [5]
 

Originally by: Sader Rykane
I've run 5 clients with a 260M. Pre-Incarna of course.

With "[_] load station environment", it should work pretty much the same way as pre-CQ, if not ever so slightly better.

Sader Rykane
Amarr
The Dark Space Initiative
Revival Of The Talocan Empire
Posted - 2011.08.27 21:41:00 - [6]
 

Originally by: Akita T
Originally by: Sader Rykane
I've run 5 clients with a 260M. Pre-Incarna of course.

With "[_] load station environment", it should work pretty much the same way as pre-CQ, if not ever so slightly better.


I know. I was just clarifying that statement didn't include station environments.

Grol'sch
Posted - 2011.08.28 00:36:00 - [7]
 

Thanks for input (and clarifying my question). No interest in WIS. Want to be able to run 2-3 accounts for mining and cloaky gate picketing.

Good to hear i've at least got a chance with the 260M. Trying to stay in the 1000usd range here.

Would love to hear others weighing-in with experience dual-boxing on a not-upper echelon mobile GPU?

fwiw, putting my faith in this for comparison between GPUs.

http://www.notebookcheck.net/Mobile-Graphics-Cards-Benchmark-List.844.0.html


Sader Rykane
Amarr
The Dark Space Initiative
Revival Of The Talocan Empire
Posted - 2011.08.28 03:32:00 - [8]
 

Edited by: Sader Rykane on 28/08/2011 03:32:07
Bought my little brother one of these 3 weeks ago for under $1000 at best buy (including the warranty). I got pretty lucky considering that it was well under the price you see on most sites.

I myself use a ASUS G60JX-RBBXO5 which uses a card similar to a 260M. Before that I had a Asus laptop that i traded in which had an Actual 260M in it.

All these laptops ran Eve perfectly fine and I regularly dual box every time I log in, with dual screens no less (Screen One @ 1650x1080 - Screen 2 @ 1366x768). Max settings. I only start turning down settings at around the 4th client, but more because I want, to not necessarily because I have to.

Grol'sch
Posted - 2011.08.28 14:33:00 - [9]
 

Cheers, thanks for input. In the end, i upped my budget a bit for the G74SX-XR1 which hopefully clears the bar significantly. Will post impressions once I try it out.

Deacon J Blues
Posted - 2011.09.05 17:59:00 - [10]
 

Originally by: Grol'sch
Cheers, thanks for input. In the end, i upped my budget a bit for the G74SX-XR1 which hopefully clears the bar significantly. Will post impressions once I try it out.



I am right on the edge of pushing that "buy" button on NewEgg.com for that same computer. Would love to have some input on how well yours is working.

This is my first post so I don't know if you will get an instant message when I send this. So, I will be waiting on pins and needles.


 

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