Hey guys, I’m looking for the cheapest laptop that will run SSF4:AE, the following settings are essential
Frame Rate: Must be 60fps, but slowdown/frame skipping during certain Ultras/close ups that dont effect gameplay is acceptable ( the console ports already do this).
Backgrounds: Enabled, but Ill settle for the reduced texture stages if needs be
I Just searched for the cheapest one I could find that had a dedicated GFX card instead of integrated, I know some Integrated cards can run the game like some of the newer Intel GMA chipsets, but there’s not a lot of info about these cards or specifically this game running on those cards.
Id love it if a notebook could run the game but most of them only have single core processors, so Ill have to settle for a small laptop instead.
If it helps, my laptop (Acer 5750G) has a Nvidia GT 540M. It plays at 1920x1200 with high everything except no AA It cost £600 from Amazon
To find the laptop I used: http://www.notebookcheck.net/Mobile-Graphics-Cards-Benchmark-List.844.0.html to find a card then find a laptop with the card in it. According to that list, my card is at slot 98, yours would be 173, maybe OK? Yours would be classed as “Low-Midrange Graphics Cards” mine “Midrange Graphics Cards”. Mine has an i5 in too and 6GB of RAM but I don’t think the extra RAM would make much difference against the model you have selected
My tips for buying any computer. Things you need to consider in order.
What is your budget (how much are you willing to spend)
What are your needs, what you need to do with your machine
What are your wants, what you like to do in addition to your needs
Answers to those questions
Unknown to the rest of us. What is the Maximum you want to Spend? Please be realistic with this figure.
“Needs” are you need a Portable computer (laptop or netbook) that can run Street Fighter IV AE
Your “Want” is to run your PC at reasonably high settings as the computer you can afford allows. If possible a dedicated graphics unit for your laptop.
As little as possible to run the game at a playable rate, even if it looks like what could be a Wii port, as long as whatever works on it also works on the home consoles Iill be happy. If I had to give a figure, Id say it would be nice if I could do it on less then €500 including P&P.
This guy managed to get the game running at a constant 60fps with the backgrounds on and models set to medium, but the resolution is 720x480 (basically standard def) and everything else set to low or off.
After looking at the above video, I could live with settings that low, and according to this site
His video card can play Fifa 11 at 60fps on low settings, but the card in the laptop I was looking at can run it at 140fps,
His processor however
is slightly faster then mine
So Im just wondering if anybody has similar rigs or know any available on the cheap that will play the game at 60fps, with the backgrounds enabled, and any boost in settings/resolution after that above the lowest is a bonus.
Issue is the market will change every few months, a Laptop I would have recommend to Johnnick back in October wouldn’t be the same laptop I would recommend today or even next February.
Pretty much this is everything you need to consider when buying a laptop. What is the size of your budget? What are your wants? What are you actual needs?
Most New laptops on the market can play Street Fighter IV AE at Morderate to High settings
If you got the cash, Toshiba is what I recommend the most right now as they are 2nd in reliability (based on repair shop reports or the Lack of repairs is better said) the first is Apple.
Your looking for cheap so Apple is out of the window.