Could this laptop run Skyrim decently?

#1 Posted by SAnonimous (10 posts) -

By 'decently', i mean high settings (not necessarily maxed out) with a good 35-40 stable fps, Non-modded.

I asked this question on another forum, and a guy told me that he did a quick benchmark check and found that "a GT 750M will run Skyrim at max settings at just under 60 fps @ 1080p". I'd like to know if this is true , also if it is, i'd like to know if the processor could manage it, because he didn't address that, so i'd like some more opinions on that.

So, do you think this will do?

CPU: Intel® Core™ i5-4200U/1.6GHz (boost 2.6GHz) dual core hyperthreaded

GPU: NVIDIA® GeForce® GT 750M 4G DDR3

RAM: 4 GB DDR3

Screen: 15.6“ IPS Full HD (1920x1080) Acer CineCrystal LED

500GB 5400rpm HDD

(Doesn't come with an OS, but i'll probably have a Win 7 64bit installed on it. Also, this laptop is my only option right now, since i also need it for work, and i need it quickly, and this is the only laptop with a good discount. So don't bother recommending me other PCs.)

Thanks in advance.

#2 Posted by kungfool69 (2574 posts) -

u might be suprised at how well it can run it, but try not to set it to 1920x1080. just hte more basic 1366X768 will run it super well (teh GT750m is no slouch, but the U series CPU's aren't amazing, but Borderlands 2 is VERY playable on my U series i7 with only a G710M but its running at 1366x768 medium settings)

#3 Edited by SAnonimous (10 posts) -
@kungfool69 said:

u might be suprised at how well it can run it, but try not to set it to 1920x1080. just hte more basic 1366X768 will run it super well (teh GT750m is no slouch, but the U series CPU's aren't amazing, but Borderlands 2 is VERY playable on my U series i7 with only a G710M but its running at 1366x768 medium settings)

Uhh... i'm not sure if i want to change the resolution, i think it would look stretched and ugly, but i'll see what i can do.

But then where did the guy i asked about this get the information that "a GT 750M will run Skyrim at max settings at just under 60 fps @ 1080p" if you said it isn't true?

#4 Posted by kungfool69 (2574 posts) -

that resolution would not make it stretched and ugly, its the same ratio as 1920x1080.........16:9. It will be significantly less taxing on the hardware. The GT750m can run it, but overall other parts of the system may hold it back. Ram is cheap, get that boosted to 8gb for future stuff.

#5 Edited by SAnonimous (10 posts) -

@kungfool69 said:

that resolution would not make it stretched and ugly, its the same ratio as 1920x1080.........16:9. It will be significantly less taxing on the hardware. The GT750m can run it, but overall other parts of the system may hold it back. Ram is cheap, get that boosted to 8gb for future stuff.

OK, thanks, I didn't even know you can modify the RAM of a laptop.

I don't really have anything to whine about, even if i can't play Skyrim on max res, The old desktop i'm using right now lags horribly when i play windows chess titans, i'm not even kidding, lol. I tried to play skyrim on lowest settings on this thing, i got something under 1 fps when i was in the menu screen, couldn't even change the settings, computer crashed xD

#6 Edited by kungfool69 (2574 posts) -

sounds like anything will be a leg up over ur old desktop. if there is a small hatch under the laptop then u can upgrade the RAM, but some machines nowadays do not have the hatch (one or two screws and it pops out dead easy). If u set the game to auto settings, then u can twig it up or down and see what ur satisfied with. You might be happy with it looking very pretty while u stealth around in cave, but test it out in the forest and see how it feels.

#7 Posted by PredatorRules (7344 posts) -

Add another 4Gb RAM dimm to that setup, it's easy as hell.

#8 Posted by Arthas045 (5097 posts) -

The extra ram could help you achieve that 1080p, but probably still low settings. But as someone stated I am sure you can run it no problem if you turn down the resolution some.

#9 Edited by SAnonimous (10 posts) -

Now, i'm not obsessed with Skyrim or anything, but i asked the same question i asked here on a couple other forums, just to see different opinions, how this kind of a laptop could run a 2011 game like Skyrim, and these are some of the replies i got:

"Yep, vanilla will go with max. You can even mod it with hi-res textures, weather effects, etc. However, no ENBs for you."

"Yes,it will run Skyrim at max @1080p and may even capable at keeping a stable 60 FPS."

But some of you here said, that i'd need extra RAM to play it well, and with reduced resolution. And even then, i'd probably still need to play on low settings.

Could anyone explain why these opinions are so different, lol?

#10 Posted by kraken2109 (13002 posts) -

According to notebookcheck the 750m will get you around 50fps on medium settings, around 35fps on high and under 20 on ultra. Bear in mind that's with a variety of CPUs and yours is fairly slow since it's a low power chip so chances are a mix of medium and high will be best for you.

#11 Posted by Maverick6585 (174 posts) -

According to notebookcheck the 750m will get you around 50fps on medium settings, around 35fps on high and under 20 on ultra. Bear in mind that's with a variety of CPUs and yours is fairly slow since it's a low power chip so chances are a mix of medium and high will be best for you.

Yeah, just do this, make sure you've got that boost going, and get a couple performance mods (Hialgo is the best)

#12 Posted by SAnonimous (10 posts) -

I have a few other games in mind, i guess GTA IV, Assassins creed III, Guild wars 2 and LoL should run fine on it?

#13 Edited by jun_aka_pekto (15907 posts) -
#14 Edited by zaku101 (4325 posts) -

Don't add anymore Ram, you're totally fine at 4gb. Also don't waste your money on a gaming laptop, waste of money. They will overheat after a while and your GPU on it will fail down the road. Go light and simple.

How well your games will run.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eO8-Ji1PBBA