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Is my laptop still capable of modern day games?

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Hey everyone,

 

3-4 years ago I bought an MSI GS72 Stealth Pro.

 

Can it still play modern games?

 

Here are the specs:

 

CPU: i7 6700HQ

RAM: 16GB 2400 MHz DDR4

GPU: 970m

Storage: 512GB SSD + 1TB HDD

 

I have a desktop that is much better with an i7 8700K & 2080 Ti but I’m wondering if it’s worth installing modern games on my laptop?


CPU: i7 8700K (5.1 GHz OC). AIO: EVGA CLC 280 280mmGPUEVGA XC2 Ultra 2080Ti. PSU: Corsair RM850x 850W 80+ Gold Fully Modular. MB: MSI MEG Z390 ACE. RAM: 32GB Corsair Dominator Platinum RGB (3600 MHz OC). STORAGE: 1TB Samsung 970 Evo Plus M.2 NVMe, 1TB Samsung 860 Evo, 1TB Samsung 860 QVO, 2TB Firecuda 7200rpm SSHD, 1TB WD Blue. CASE: NZXT H510 Elite. FANS: Corsair LL120 RGB 120mm x4. MONITOR: MSI Optix MAG271CQR 2560x1440 144hz. Headset: Steelseries Arctis 5 Gaming Headset. Keyboard: Razer Cynosa Chroma. Mouse: Razer Basilisk Ultimate (Wireless) Webcam: Logitech C922x Pro Stream Webcam.

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What kind of games?

 

I think it's still very capable


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3 minutes ago, GamerBlake said:

Hey everyone,

 

3-4 years ago I bought an MSI GS72 Stealth Pro.

 

Can it still play modern games?

 

Here are the specs:

 

CPU: i7 6700HQ

RAM: 16GB 2400 MHz DDR4

GPU: 970m

Storage: 512GB SSD + 1TB HDD

 

I have a desktop that is much better with an i7 8700K & 2080 Ti but I’m wondering if it’s worth installing modern games on my laptop?

indeed.

6700hq is still a strong cpu and a 970m is also a pretty strong mobile gpu.

dont expect games like warzone on ultra settings but in general its still a relevant laptop


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You've got to temper your expectations a bit, but it will probably still play most newer games if you finagle the settings a little. Are there any games in particular that you're wanting to know about? 


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Posted · Original PosterOP
5 minutes ago, atxcyclist said:

You've got to temper your expectations a bit, but it will probably still play most newer games if you finagle the settings a little. Are there any games in particular that you're wanting to know about? 

Well the games I’ve been playing on my desktop lately are Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, Metro Exodus, and Kerbal Space Program. I plan on playing AC: Valhalla and Cyberpunk 2077 when they come out.

 

I just don’t want to go through all the time and effort of installing all my games on it only for it to not be able to handle them and having to go buy a new laptop.


CPU: i7 8700K (5.1 GHz OC). AIO: EVGA CLC 280 280mmGPUEVGA XC2 Ultra 2080Ti. PSU: Corsair RM850x 850W 80+ Gold Fully Modular. MB: MSI MEG Z390 ACE. RAM: 32GB Corsair Dominator Platinum RGB (3600 MHz OC). STORAGE: 1TB Samsung 970 Evo Plus M.2 NVMe, 1TB Samsung 860 Evo, 1TB Samsung 860 QVO, 2TB Firecuda 7200rpm SSHD, 1TB WD Blue. CASE: NZXT H510 Elite. FANS: Corsair LL120 RGB 120mm x4. MONITOR: MSI Optix MAG271CQR 2560x1440 144hz. Headset: Steelseries Arctis 5 Gaming Headset. Keyboard: Razer Cynosa Chroma. Mouse: Razer Basilisk Ultimate (Wireless) Webcam: Logitech C922x Pro Stream Webcam.

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Posted · Original PosterOP
7 minutes ago, HardStroke said:

indeed.

6700hq is still a strong cpu and a 970m is also a pretty strong mobile gpu.

dont expect games like warzone on ultra settings but in general its still a relevant laptop

What about AC Odyssey, Red Dead Redemption 2, and Metro Exodus?


CPU: i7 8700K (5.1 GHz OC). AIO: EVGA CLC 280 280mmGPUEVGA XC2 Ultra 2080Ti. PSU: Corsair RM850x 850W 80+ Gold Fully Modular. MB: MSI MEG Z390 ACE. RAM: 32GB Corsair Dominator Platinum RGB (3600 MHz OC). STORAGE: 1TB Samsung 970 Evo Plus M.2 NVMe, 1TB Samsung 860 Evo, 1TB Samsung 860 QVO, 2TB Firecuda 7200rpm SSHD, 1TB WD Blue. CASE: NZXT H510 Elite. FANS: Corsair LL120 RGB 120mm x4. MONITOR: MSI Optix MAG271CQR 2560x1440 144hz. Headset: Steelseries Arctis 5 Gaming Headset. Keyboard: Razer Cynosa Chroma. Mouse: Razer Basilisk Ultimate (Wireless) Webcam: Logitech C922x Pro Stream Webcam.

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Posted · Original PosterOP
8 minutes ago, NZgamer said:

What kind of games?

 

I think it's still very capable

Mostly Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, Metro Exodus, and Red Dead Redemption 2. As well as Cyberpunk 2077 and AC: Valhalla when they come out in November.


CPU: i7 8700K (5.1 GHz OC). AIO: EVGA CLC 280 280mmGPUEVGA XC2 Ultra 2080Ti. PSU: Corsair RM850x 850W 80+ Gold Fully Modular. MB: MSI MEG Z390 ACE. RAM: 32GB Corsair Dominator Platinum RGB (3600 MHz OC). STORAGE: 1TB Samsung 970 Evo Plus M.2 NVMe, 1TB Samsung 860 Evo, 1TB Samsung 860 QVO, 2TB Firecuda 7200rpm SSHD, 1TB WD Blue. CASE: NZXT H510 Elite. FANS: Corsair LL120 RGB 120mm x4. MONITOR: MSI Optix MAG271CQR 2560x1440 144hz. Headset: Steelseries Arctis 5 Gaming Headset. Keyboard: Razer Cynosa Chroma. Mouse: Razer Basilisk Ultimate (Wireless) Webcam: Logitech C922x Pro Stream Webcam.

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Just now, GamerBlake said:

Well the games I’ve been playing on my desktop lately are Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, Metro Exodus, and Kerbal Space Program. I plan on playing AC: Valhalla and Cyberpunk 2077 when they come out.

 

I just don’t want to go through all the time and effort of installing all my games on it only for it to not be able to handle them and having to go buy a new laptop.

I hear that on the second part.

 

I don't have any experience with any of those titles myself, but I've seen people playing many of those games on much lower end hardware with success.


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MSI B450 Gaming Plus

Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo

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ADATA SU800 1TB

EVGA G3 750W

RAIDMAX Monster II

beQuiet PureWings 3 140mm x5

 

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Just now, GamerBlake said:

Mostly Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, Metro Exodus, and Red Dead Redemption 2. As well as Cyberpunk 2077 and AC: Valhalla when they come out in November.

ACO maybe in medium, from what i saw online, metro brings 9900k 2080tis systems to their knees and i didnt play it myself so idk what to tell you. as long as you have 16gb of ram rdr2 should run good on medium too and cyberpunk we cant really know since we dont have the game to benchmark it with hardware


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3 minutes ago, GamerBlake said:

Mostly Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, Metro Exodus, and Red Dead Redemption 2. As well as Cyberpunk 2077 and AC: Valhalla when they come out in November.

I think you'll be fine for those


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Just now, GamerBlake said:

Well the games I’ve been playing on my desktop lately are Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, Metro Exodus, and Kerbal Space Program. I plan on playing AC: Valhalla and Cyberpunk 2077 when they come out.

 

I just don’t want to go through all the time and effort of installing all my games on it only for it to not be able to handle them and having to go buy a new laptop.

I have got a similar situation.

 

I have a GS63 (GTX 1060 and i7-7700HQ) notebook and a capable desktop. The GS63 is still very capable in some games such as Civilization 6. However, with AC Odyssey my notebook struggles to hit a constant 60 fps. I have RDR2 on my desktop but I am certain it won't run very well on the notebook. 

 

Personally, these types of AAA games are not unplayable but you're not going to get high settings and high framerates.


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Posted · Original PosterOP
4 minutes ago, HardStroke said:

ACO maybe in medium, from what i saw online, metro brings 9900k 2080tis systems to their knees and i didnt play it myself so idk what to tell you. as long as you have 16gb of ram rdr2 should run good on medium too and cyberpunk we cant really know since we dont have the game to benchmark it with hardware

I wouldn’t quite say Metro Exodus brings them to their knees. When I play on my desktop with an 8700K & 2080 Ti I usually get around 90fps with ultra settings & Ray Tracing enabled.

 

Is RDR2 more of a RAM intensive game?


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2 minutes ago, GamerBlake said:

Is RDR2 more of a RAM intensive game?

kinda

saw a benchmark with 4 8 and 16gb of ram and the 16 did way way better


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Honestly i would consider a e gpu set up does your laptop have USB c ? 

 


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