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Old 10-27-2009, 01:13 AM
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Ok first off i havent been on here for months and months, but im still really impressed with the game and how far its come... but thats not important right now :P what is important is the new mobile i7 processors

so today i was going to buy this laptop
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but then i saw this
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so now im abit confused about what i want...from what ive heard the i7 is amazing and stuff but the i7 processor is only 1.6 ghz (can go up to 2.8 ghz if conditions are right)...i think... and the other one with the duo processor was at 2.53 (configured)

so basically i want to know which processor you guys would prefer? and for the devs if infact the i7 would be compatible with this game?

(also those might not be the laptops i would be getting i just want to know which processor is better at the moment)
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Old 10-27-2009, 05:17 AM
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Im not too sure whether this is spam or not... it looks like advertisement spam... but then again not... is it a SMART spammer? i thought that didnt exist!
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Old 10-27-2009, 06:24 AM
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18 posts, doubt he means it as spam.
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Old 10-27-2009, 10:38 AM
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It looked like spam to me once i saw it,,, i had my hand on the ban hammer,,, but its not spam, hes asking which laptop is better to buy to play DOF.

alpha30ns I'd go with the higher duel core processor, single cores at 1.7 ghz might be not enough to run dof at good fps at times. I have a duel core AMD 6000+ 3.0 ghz.
Dof is a bit more CPU intensive compared to other RTS games, so if you want to run dof at the highest fps possible, the bigger the CPU the better.

But really, if I had that 900$ to spend on a computer,,, I'd get a tower not a laptop, more powerful.
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Old 10-27-2009, 12:00 PM
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I agree with Joseph Visscher. I would not get a single core laptop unless I was just watching movies and checking my email. I would go with the duo core as you will get better performenc out of any program.

Like Joseph Visscher said, I would spend $900 on a desktop as you would get a lot more performance, but if you are on the go then get the duo core hp.

Don't really worry about if you hardware is supported by any game, just worry about if the specs can handle the game. I have a laptop with a quadro 570m which mostly meant for modeling then running games and can run any game that exist (doesn't mean it will run good, I can just run it).
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Old 10-27-2009, 12:55 PM
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OMG NO SPAM DONT BAN ME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! lol

ive just been away for months and months....and wasnt very active when i was here lol

@ Joseph the cpu is operating at 1.6 ghz but when your only running 1 or 2 process it uses all 4 processors to work together to boost the speed up to 2.8 ghz, so say if i was just playing a game and no other programs it would be going up 2.7ish ghz while the duo is at 2.53....?? im just confused on how it would work lol and i dont have the money to buy both and see which ones better haha....also i need the laptop for college or i would proally get a tower.

@krab man, the i7 isnt single core its quad core just the 4 cores can work as one if you need the power, or they can work speratly if you need the multitasking...(i think thats how it goes) lol and i didnt mean supported i meant run it, i wouldnt care if i had to run the game on low graphics i just want it to run :P
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I'm not really sure on what's best for laptops, but generally speaking a high end Dual Core will give you better performance for the cost by far outside of very specific circumstances. If the most CPU intensive thing you'll be doing is gaming - Dual Core by far.
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OMG NO SPAM DONT BAN ME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! lol

ive just been away for months and months....and wasnt very active when i was here lol

@ Joseph the cpu is operating at 1.6 ghz but when your only running 1 or 2 process it uses all 4 processors to work together to boost the speed up to 2.8 ghz, so say if i was just playing a game and no other programs it would be going up 2.7ish ghz while the duo is at 2.53....?? im just confused on how it would work lol and i dont have the money to buy both and see which ones better haha....also i need the laptop for college or i would proally get a tower.

@krab man, the i7 isnt single core its quad core just the 4 cores can work as one if you need the power, or they can work speratly if you need the multitasking...(i think thats how it goes) lol and i didnt mean supported i meant run it, i wouldnt care if i had to run the game on low graphics i just want it to run :P
LOL, I wasn't paying attention, dah (thanks for the reminder). Yes with either one you choose you will be able to run it. My laptop has core 2 duo 2.0 ghz with quadro 570m 256 mb (equal to 8600m gt) and I can run crysis on medium. I know a lot more about computers than my post let on, lol. I personally would go with the i7 laptop. Some would argue for ex. that a 3 ghz duo core would be better than a 2 or 1.7 ghz quad core. I think that for you to use you laptop longer go with the quad core (i7).

if you aren't doing any heavy programs at college than both would be good for gamimg.

also only can more than one core work as one is if the program allows it. Thats one mistake lots of people make.

I hope my response helps.
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OMG NO SPAM DONT BAN ME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! lol

ive just been away for months and months....and wasnt very active when i was here lol

@ Joseph the cpu is operating at 1.6 ghz but when your only running 1 or 2 process it uses all 4 processors to work together to boost the speed up to 2.8 ghz, so say if i was just playing a game and no other programs it would be going up 2.7ish ghz while the duo is at 2.53....?? im just confused on how it would work lol and i dont have the money to buy both and see which ones better haha....also i need the laptop for college or i would proally get a tower.

@krab man, the i7 isnt single core its quad core just the 4 cores can work as one if you need the power, or they can work speratly if you need the multitasking...(i think thats how it goes) lol and i didnt mean supported i meant run it, i wouldnt care if i had to run the game on low graphics i just want it to run :P
Oh and one other thing - that 'using two cores for one thing' is very complex and very, very rarely utilized by programs. I don't feel like going through and explaining how it all works if you want to know more look up multithreading. Only certain things will take advantage of the combined processors, and honestly - it's not needed for gaming. One core of a dual to run the game, the other to run everything else. Higher clock speed > more cores, except for single cores, which are terrible.
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Oh and one other thing - that 'using two cores for one thing' is very complex and very, very rarely utilized by programs. I don't feel like going through and explaining how it all works if you want to know more look up multithreading. Only certain things will take advantage of the combined processors, and honestly - it's not needed for gaming. One core of a dual to run the game, the other to run everything else. Higher clock speed > more cores, except for single cores, which are terrible.
FINE! I'm gonna have to buy a dual-core then! My single core is now useless according to your claim!
*whispers to processor* "its okay baby... he didnt mean it, the big bad ol' man didnt mean it..."
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