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15.02.2013 @ 21:36
ReptilePZ said:I wonder what the next Wii is going to be called. Wii U2?
But yea, I agree that the Wii U is getting a lot of crap thrown at it when it's actually a pretty good console - at least they're trying to innovate in some way (that actually works unlike, say, Kinect). ›››
I admit that Wii and WiiU are two of the stupidest names ever and probably as large of a reason as any as to why the systems get so much crap from people. Nintendo does fail to grasp certain concepts. They should have made achievements mandatory on the WiiU. Obviously gameplay is more important than achievements, but I admit that achievements have caused me to play some games longer than I otherwise would have. I know I never would have cared about collecting any intel in Modern Warfare if not for achievements being attached to it.
14.02.2013 @ 03:31
Gilrond said:Just note that those heavy Sagers and etc. are weak on the battery life, they are mostly desktop replacement which are intended not to be used on the road, but stationary, however they give you a comfort of transporting them with relative ease, in comparison with transporting a heavy desktop. ›››
Thanks for the heads up. Weight doesn't bother me so long as it's a 17" laptop. I don't care for bigger and I don't care for smaller. I won't be stuffing it in my backpack or anything. Also, weak battery life isn't a big deal. I keep my laptop plugged in 99.9% of the time.
14.02.2013 @ 00:12
Guy N said:In raw processing power, the 7970M blows the magic smoke off anything but the 680M. If you are going high-end, there are these two and then everybody else. Some workloads will probably run faster on one, and some on the other. PhysX-dependent workloads work better on the nVidia card, and DirectX 11-dependent workloads work better on the AMD card. Most games do better on the 680M, but it's your call whether they do $533 better />/>/>/>
The 670MX is a cut-down 680M. Make sure you are getting the 670MX if you choose it; there is also a 670M (nVidia alphabet soup is delicious) that is not a Kepler at all but a relabeled 500-series Fermi. ›››
Thanks for all the information. In regards to the graphics card, I'd have to double check to see if that one brand was offering the 670MX or the 670M. One thing you didn't mention is how I pointed out that the 7970M has only 2gb whereas the 680M had 4gb. How much of a difference does that make for the card or is just a difference in brand more than anything (similar to how AMD processors used to run faster than equivalent Intel processors).
QuoteLucky you />/>/> My laptop's so old it says "Core" and not "Core 2". I like your screen name -- and 15-year-old Glenfiddich. Welcome, and enjoy the forums. ›››
I'm still undecided on whether I will upgrade or not. I want to, but as a student, it's not always easy to justify. Thanks for the welcome and yes, Glenfiddich 15 year is amazing. It's got a great taste and isn't horribly expensive for Scotch.
Saoe said:I suggest you check Sager/Clevo notebooks.
If you live in US;
-GTX 680m or 7970m for graphic card. both are almost the same in performance but GTX 680m cost around +200$ but its more stable.
-8GB RAM is more then enough, you wont see difference in performance at all. Rather use those 100$ on better CPU.
-SSD 120GB for OS, and 500GB to 1tb as 2nd drive is the best solution.
I am currently using Sager/Clevo for almost 2 years originally came with GTX 485m which was fast enough to run TW2 on almost highest settings but now I have upgraded my GPU to 7970m. I move around often and take/use my laptop at work.
I can sell you my 485m GTX if you want />/>
I had them all from Vaio's, HP's and even XPS 1710. Buy a desktop PC if you are going to stay at home. ›››
Thanks. I will glance at those links provided. I realize that those with a ton of RAM won't have much effect as games aren't created to take advantage of it yet. What I am curious though is if in the long run it's cheaper to buy a large amount of RAM now and keep my system relevant for another couple years than to upgrade computers every three or four years.
To all those saying just to get a desktop. I mentioned in my original post that I will not. I don't have the room for it and too often I am out of town. I don't always play games when I am gone, but oftentimes it's nice to have everything with me during Christmas break and what not.
13.02.2013 @ 19:04
Ragnarous said:You have purchased a Wii U, your games choice is minimal, we understand, why do you want such a good game for your bad console? You should've think twice before you buy that scrap metal box... ›››
The comment you just made is silly. Considering I own an XBox360 and will likely get a 720 (or whatever it's called) as well, I don't think it was a poor choice. I also don't consider it a scrap metal box because I am a big fan of the Mario/Zelda/Star Fox (if they make another Star Fox game) franchises to include the spin offs such as Mario Kart, Super Smash Bros, etc. The reason I brought it up is because the controls on the XBox360 version of the Witcher 2 are mediocre and the inventory system is horrendous. The Wii U gamepad would be ideal for managing an inventory system similar to the First Witcher which I was quite content with.
Now, I admit that the Witcher is definitely made for a PC, but I don't feel like spending $2,000 every two or three years to keep up with the modern games. The nice thing about consoles is that the games are optimized for them and since there is only one type of hardware to work with, CTDs and game freezes are very rare. I remember having a few CTDs while playing the original Witcher on my PC. So far, I've never once had a CTD or game freeze on The Witcher 2 for my 360.
I have responded to you in a calm manner. Have no doubt though. If you mock my intellectual abilities again, I won't be so cordial next time.
12.02.2013 @ 21:03
Costin Moroianu said:On what consoles? Compare TW2 on PC with everything cranked up to maximum vs Black Ops 2 then we can talk.
With regards to the WiiU version I find it unlikely that it will happen. When CDPR developed TW2 for Xbox they had to heavily optimize the game for it by changing the game world quite a bit to make it run well. Since the next-gen consoles are going to be strong enough to handle it without such optimization I doubt CDPR is going to put that kind of effort in a WiiU version. ›››
That would be assuming I get a PC that allows it to run on max settings. I've bought two laptops in my life and while both were decent when new, they weren't able to run games on high settings for long. I am considering buying a new laptop next Fall and am still undecided how much I am willing to shell out for it. But with the slight improvements it would provide over a console version, I am not sure it's worth it.
You are likely right about a WiiU version. It is a shame that Nintendo chose to sacrifice power just to sell it slightly cheaper. I really think adults would flock to the system if it was more powerful because Mario and Zelda still tug at the heartstrings of those of us in our upper 20s and lower 30s; or even anyone who is older than that and loves gaming. If you could get lots of mature games with Mario, Zelda, and other Nintendo franchises, then I think Nintendo would dominate hands down. That's like getting your cake, adding extra frosting, and eating it all at once.
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