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Age of Conan Forum » General Discussion » Laptop- will it run AOC at MAX?

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OP  3/26/14 12:14:27 PM#1

Can anybody please tell me whether this laptop, if i were to buy it, will run age of conan at completely maxed out settings (dx10, everything)???


Will the laptop run AOC at maxed out settings?

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3/26/14 12:39:33 PM#2
i3 with intel graphics?  Not even close to running it at max settings.

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3/26/14 12:43:12 PM#3
Originally posted by Theriser17

Can anybody please tell me whether this laptop, if i were to buy it, will run age of conan at completely maxed out settings (dx10, everything)???

I don't think so, since it doesn't have a dedicated gxf card just the integrated one... it's a nice buy for an all-rounder, working laptop (and even for games on low settings), but AoC, maxed out, needs more I believe.


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3/26/14 12:43:45 PM#4

Just for general help here you do not want to purchase anything with an integrated on board GPU(Graphics Processor) for gaming purposes, especially something on MAX settings such as AoC.

You might be better off searching for an i5 Intel Processor, with an nVidia 460/560/660 to ensure you can run it on max.





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3/26/14 1:06:07 PM#5

If you want a gaming laptop, you'll need to look at the ones with good NVidia/AMD graphic cards. Intel's graphic cards are good for office use and browsing web, but not fit for gaming.

I you want to run everything maxed out, then you should start looking at desktops or be prepared to spend a lot more money than that.

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OP  3/26/14 1:18:57 PM#6
can you recommend one that is around the sort of £300 range?
  User Deleted
3/26/14 1:20:51 PM#7
Originally posted by Theriser17
can you recommend one that is around the sort of £300 range?

You're unlikely to find a laptop at that price range which plays AOC at max settings.  Save your money for something more important.

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OP  3/26/14 1:30:56 PM#8
ok then £400/£500 range?

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3/26/14 1:54:07 PM#9

look here, even with 600£, you won't run AOC at max settings.


to make things short, integrated Graphic cards are worth crap, and real graphic cards are expensive.


i looked around the link you put on the thread and i found one for less than 600£:


or there is this one for less than 700£:


this last one has a better processor


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3/26/14 1:54:29 PM#10

I love Big Bang Theory, but I can't help but groan when it shows them all playing MMO's on their laptops.

Aside from "gaming laptops", you won't find anything that will run AoC on max, and even gaming laptops won't get particularly great FPS.  Not only were AoC's graphics ahead of hardware capability in 2008 when it was released, it's also not terribly efficient at using newer cards.

Full fledged gaming laptops generally start at about double your 4-500 range.

the important thing to understand is that laptop vid cards just flat out aren't designed for PC gaming.  No matter how new they are, they're designed to competently render screen draws using as little power as possible.  If you want to get your crafting done while on the road, a normal laptop will do ok, but you won't be able to get much else done.

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3/26/14 2:00:34 PM#11

Something like

although it's a bit bigger than the one you linked.  (17 vs 15 inch screen).


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Perhaps tomorrow will be better.

3/26/14 2:05:02 PM#12

I would say normally an i3 no but AoC has been turned down a lot,the graphics are no where near the way i remember them  when i played.

I notice the gpu it just says integrated w/o saying anything more,pretty much a dead give away it is crap.

Your Microsoft rating usually gives you a great indication,i would say that laptop is kind of low maybe only a 5.5> 5.7 maybe lower rating.I would say aim for an i5 it is still not going to max out anything unless you found a laptop with a really good gpu which is usually not the case unless it is very expensive

.In Canada through a retailer that would be around $1200+ if lucky.


These are 1200-1400 range and i think these are USA prices so add another 300-500 in Canada.I assume prices are as bad in the UK.
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3/26/14 2:05:54 PM#13
Ragnirr gave you what is likely your best options, and about as cheap as you're gonna see.  They will probably run the game acceptably, though not maxxed.  GDDR3 is barely competent by modern standards, but at least it's not shared memory like most laptops.

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3/26/14 2:08:00 PM#14

it's exactly as rob said! there is no way you will run at max setting with a laptop. i had a gaming laptop (costing me more than 1400£) and couldn't run some games at max, or i would get super low FPS which is just as bad.

now i have a normal computer and i tell ya, for less then two thirds of the price i paid the laptop with, i got something much much better.

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3/26/14 2:14:31 PM#15

Just keep in mind that until you can reach the $1200 mark, nearly any laptop you get for gaming will be full of compromise, either in weight, resolution, CPU, or -- most likely -- the graphics card.

The good news for you is that you aren't looking to play modern cutting-edge FPS shooters.  The bad news is you are looking to play a game that is notorious for high system requirements, even today.  So although you may not need a top of the line laptop, you are going to be hard-pressed to find one that runs at max settings it on a budget.

Cheap laptops also mean that if another game comes out that catches your eye in the next few years, you'll just be in the same boat as you are now, with a laptop that won't run it, and looking for another budget deal that's just good enough or whatever.


If you can spend the $800 now, I'd suggest saving it for a few more months, until you can spend $1200 to $1600 (or whatever the pound equiv is).  If you don't think you can save that kind of money in a matter of several months, then seriously reconsider some of your financial priorities.

Also, don't forget that a lot of places have credit you can qualify for.  Most also have specials where you aren't charged any interest if you pay the balance off within a year, as long as you don't make late payments.  If you're financially responsible, those can be great options for buying a new laptop.

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3/26/14 2:15:34 PM#16 should run it close to max (my currently laptop which has a sandy bridge i5 and a 6650 M can run it on medium to high).

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3/30/14 6:43:25 AM#17

not even close. AoC for the first time really ran on ultra on my GTX 580.

Looks gorgeous though.

Integrated graphics and i3? Nope


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4/24/14 9:01:00 PM#18
I was able to max it with two 8800 Ultras at release. To get that level of performance you'd need a really expensive damn laptop.