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Gaming Notebook Problem
#1 Submitted: Tue, 10/05/2016 - 14:13

Hi folks,

I just bought a gaming notebook with the following data:

resolution: 1.920 x 1.080 (Full-HD), 16:9
Prozessor: Intel® Core™ i7-6700HQ Quad-Core-Prozessor (4x 2,6 GHz, bis zu 3,5 GHz Intel Turbo Boost, 6 MB 3rd Level Cache)
Grafik: NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 960M mit 4 GB GDDR5 VRAM
RAM: 16 GB DDR4
1000 GB HDD (S-ATA, 5400 U/min) + 256 GB Solid-State-Drive (SSD)

SOmehow C:R gives me an average FPS of 20-25. graphic settings are on "best visuals". Is there something I can do to improve performance? C:R runs better on my old desktop PC.

Thanks for helping!

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Submitted: Tue, 10/05/2016 - 17:44

Here's the settings that look the most like ultra but still run very well:
Resolution: 1600x900
Car culling: Mid
Ped Dist: Mid
World Dist: Mid
Shadow Qual: Low
Headlights: Player
Transparent Shadows: On
Anti Aliasing: Off
Motion blur: Off
Depth of Field: Off
Bloom: On
Ambient Occlusion: On
Particle Quality: High
Car reflection: Medium
Skidmarks: All

Edited by: FatCat on Tue, 10/05/2016 - 17:45
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Submitted: Tue, 10/05/2016 - 20:27

By "best visuals" do you mean "best quality" setting ? Because if it 's that your Gpu cannot run the game at those setting and that's perfectly normal..
In term of performance a 980m is almost egual to a 970 desktop and a 970m is almost egual to a 960 desktop. To run CR maxxed out in FHD at a good framerate you need an equivalent to a 780 - 970 desktop class card.
A GTX960m http://www.notebookcheck.net/NVIDIA-GeForce-GTX-960M.138006.0.html is a mid-range card, you are almost at the performance of a 750Ti desktop http://www.notebookcheck.net/NVIDIA-GeForce-GTX-750-Ti-Desktop-Graphics-Card.126721.0.html with maybe 10 to 15 % more performance.
So you need to make some compromise.
Try Fatcat setting, it will help a lot, the others component of your configuration (CPU, Memory etc) are powerfull enough ;)

BTW, with Carmageddon Max Damage, we will maybe see performance boost (like they need to make a lot of optimisation in order to make the game run at 1080P 30Fps on PS4) ...

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Submitted: Tue, 10/05/2016 - 20:31

Thanks FatCat! your settings gave me some extra 10fps. I was just wondering, if it´s "normal" that my gaming notebook can´t handle C:R on best visuals...

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Submitted: Tue, 10/05/2016 - 20:33

Yeah, i'd say so, C:R all maxed out is pretty heavy even on my rig with an FX-8350 cpu and a GTX 760 gpu.

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Submitted: Tue, 10/05/2016 - 20:42

Yes it's perfectly normal ... like i said before your gpu could be compare (in term of performance) to a 750TI desktop and not a 960 desktop. (don't trust the renaming marketing of Nvidia)
And in 2016 the 750Ti is in the lower-mid-range graphics card ... In the link i post above, you will see the performance of your Gpu in multiple game, and could see that you will have to make compromise in a lot of game.

Edited by: Tonrac on Tue, 10/05/2016 - 22:54
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Submitted: Wed, 11/05/2016 - 07:42

Thanks for that clarification Tonrac!

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Submitted: Wed, 11/05/2016 - 09:47

I am sorry for you, you bought a new laptop thinking you got a really good GPU and that's not the case.
I blame Nvidia marketing for that ... and it got a lot of consequences on game support.
For example, It's difficult to explain to people that his 750m is an entry level Gpu when in front a 750ti desktop is a mid range Gpu in 2013.
In general when people ask me what Gpu they must choose on laptop, i said:
- For gaming on old games or not graphics intensive games (CounterStrike, point and click games) actual X6Xm card is enough,
a X6Xm Gpu will run modern tittle, in FHD medium setting with a framerate at 30Fps.
- If you want to have a good gaming experience on laptop, for me the minimum is a X7XM Gpu, it will almost have the performance of an X6X desktop Gpu and could be considered a mid-range card. A X7XM card could play some modern title maxxed out and other at high setting, but you need to make compromise if you want to run all your tittle at 60FPS.
- If you want to play without making (almost) any compromise, you need a X8XM Gpu that got almost the performance of a X7X desktop Gpu.
The majority of your game could be played maxxed out at 60Fps....

And finally for those who don't need mobility, a desktop computer will cost you less money for better performance. (a 980m is the double of a desktop 970 price)

Edited by: Tonrac on Wed, 11/05/2016 - 10:07