Can my laptop handle modern games

TheSiege

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Jun 5, 2004
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Lenovo W520 428223U

CPU - Core i7 2820QM / 2.3 GHz - vPro
Ram - 16GB, 8GB DDR3 1333 (PC3 10600) and 8GB Stock
HDD - Crucial M4 CT128M4SSD2
GPU - 2GB NVIDIA Quadro 2000M
Native Resolution - 1920x1080


BF3 Half Life 2 Diablo 3 and so on
 

nsafreak

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Well you're good on the CPU & RAM front but it looks like your GPU is a bit on the crippled side. You should be ok for Diablo 3 as it really isn't that demanding but you're probably looking at medium detail levels for BF3 and a few other games.
 

nsafreak

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Probably not at native resolution, no. That card is slower than a desktop 8800GT, and about 1/3 the speed of a desktop Radeon 6850.

Half-Life 2 might run at native since it's very old now.

http://www.videocardbenchmark.net/gpu.php?gpu=Quadro+2000M
Holy cow, I didn't realize it was that cripped although somehow with the cards specs those benches seem to be off. Essentially a Quadro 2000M is a GeForce GTX460M but it's using a 128 bit bus for DDR3 memory. I know those will definitely affect performance but that is more than I would expect.
 

gorcorps

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That's a hell of a system to be brought down by such a terrible GPU. What were they thinking?
 

Skott

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The GPU is more for CAD work, animation, rendering, etc., and such if I'm not mistaken. Its not really a gaming GPU.
 

Cerb

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That's a hell of a system to be brought down by such a terrible GPU. What were they thinking?
That the machine's name begins with W, for mobile workstation, and it is beneficial to NVidia to keep the markets segmented. Now, why Lenovo don't typically have Geforce parts to balance it out, I'm not sure.

Holy cow, I didn't realize it was that cripped although somehow with the cards specs those benches seem to be off.
Not at all. It has a lower core speed, and if I'm reading the specs right, 1/4 the RAM bandwidth ((128*900*2)/(192*1250*4)).
 
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