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Sorry to ask this but want to know if I need a new laptop for diablo 3?
Windows 126.96.36.19901 (Service Pack 1)
Intel® Core™2 Duo CPU P8700 @ 2.53GHz
VIDEO CARD MODEL:
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4670
VIDEO CARD MEMORY:
VIDEO CARD DRIVER:
HARD DISK SIZE:
HARD DISK FREE SPACE:
362.6 GB (80%)
1.5 MB/s (12.6 mbps)
Deff some fps issues on medium. I have a mac with specs just like your computer. It has fps issues when playing with med settings on SC2. It functions smoothly on low/min though.
You need to understand though that you just have the recommended settings. Recommended aren't the performance settings. If you want med settings you need a better CPU and GPU (also an hd screen, which is almost standard with most modern computers).
Its up to you... maybe try it out first... low settings aren't terrible and can save you around $300-400.
But anyway, there are really only a handful of parts to look at for gaming performance, but imo people get way too technical here. I built my own desktop and just ordered my new laptop and I would say that the cpu is what limits the true ability of everything. Intel has some pretty nice stock graphics in their new cpus too. I can run SC2 on my new laptop on high settings without my video card turned on. It has a nicer i7 and intel HD graphics 3000. You'll probably need a new motherboard too, but they have i7/motherboard combos for about $300 on sale at times (maybe less). I would say that this should be your most important focus if you really need extra computer performance. The video card is also important too, but it is really pretty useless getting a sick video card when you're still going to be limited to a Core 2 Duo lol.
My opinions on the CPU itself:
I've seen people trolling me on past posts about the CPU not being the most important part of a computer, but I would say that it is for correcting fps issues. Of course it needs a nice GPU as well for quality play, but in the occasion you leave another program or two open, a nicer CPU is almost necessary. I would say go with the i7 or i5. Some people like the Black series Phenom x6 (only 2 styles I see in production) and FX series from AMD, but they are just OK. There are still i5 models that outperform the brand new FX series, but AMD is a good processor for a budget and can fit your needs with minor issues in fps and performance.
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