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Hi all,

 

Old PR veteran here, looking to buy a new machine and would be looking at playing Squad towards the fully maxed out side. Caveat is that it needs to be a laptop, can I please have thoughts on the below.

 

Re branded Clevo machine

- Intel Quad Core i7-7700HQ 2.8GHz up to 3.8GHz 6MB L3 Cache
- NVIDIA GeForce GTX1050Ti 4GB GDDR5 
- 15.6" FHD 1920x1080 IPS WVA Matte 60Hz LED
- 16GB RAM DDR4 2400mhz

- 1TB 5400RPM Slim Line HDD (can go SSD though)

 

Costs around $1080 USD ($1400 AUD)

 

Any feedback would be appreciated.

TIA

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Laptops are such a pain for future upgradability that you are best to buy a slightly higher spec than is required currently so you don't get left behind quite so quickly.

 

Looking at that machine it's a nice spec but I personally would try to push for the GTX1060 if it's not that much more money. The 10 series Nvidia chips are pretty much the same as their desktop equivilent so if you compare the 1050ti vs 1060 the later has so much more gpu power.

 

http://gpu.userbenchmark.com/Compare/Nvidia-GTX-1060-3GB-vs-Nvidia-GTX-1050-Ti/3646vs3649

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27 minutes ago, [email protected] said:

Thanks, I agree hard in terms of upgrading.

 

Just to jump to a 1060 is an additional $300 USD.

 

 

Ouch. That's a little pricey. You don't have to go Clevo though.

https://www.bestbuy.com/site/msi-gs-series-stealth-pro-15-6-laptop-intel-core-i7-16gb-memory-nvidia-geforce-gtx-1060-1tb-hdd-256gb-ssd-aluminum-black/5712735.p?skuId=5712735

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With the right settings I'd expect around 50-60 fps. The new animation system is coming with v10 which should help but as it's only just on public test it's hard to say what impact it has at the moment.

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1 hour ago, Major Trouble said:

With the right settings I'd expect around 50-60 fps. The new animation system is coming with v10 which should help but as it's only just on public test it's hard to say what impact it has at the moment.

What sort of settings?

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I'd probably go for 16gb ram now on the premise that it'll only have 2x ram slots. You'd end up buying 2 x 4gb which you would end up virtually throwing away should you decide to upgrade later. I guess the machine either comes with the 128gb SSD or not. You would still be able to add one later and not be restricted to the rather small 128gb either. 

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