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Computers and graphic cards
« on: November 03, 2013, 10:17:54 am »
Hey everyone, I am currently in search of a computer or laptop with a good graphics card to run BVE at a GOOD amount of frames per second, mostly above 30 up to the hundreds. Something that won't lag even with the high quality routes. The Grpahics cards that I'm wondering are good are the Nvidia Geforce GT730M, Nvidia Geforce GTX660 and the Nvidia Geforce 9600M and will they run bve at a good frame rate, these are the laptops with them http://www.amazon.com/Lenovo-IdeaPad-20994CU-15-6-Inch-Laptop/dp/B0082PRC1U/ref=sr_1_19?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1383333235&sr=1-19&keywords=Nvidia+geforce+laptop

http://www.amazon.com/Acer-Aspire-V3-771G-6814-17-3-Inch-Midnight/dp/B00D3F9HT4/ref=psdc1_t2_B00DKFFFXO_B00D3F9HT4

http://www.amazon.com/HP-Pavilion-HDX16-1140US-16-0-Inch-Laptop/dp/B001NPDKTO/ref=sr_1_146?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1383333983&sr=1-146&keywords=Nvidia+geforce+laptop

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Re: Computers and graphic cards
« Reply #1 on: November 03, 2013, 11:37:07 am »
Wrong section :P
http://forums.bvestation.com/index.php?board=24.0

But I'll answer your question anyways. Ideally, you would get a desktop to play games. However, if for whatever reason, you're intent on a laptop, definitely get the one in the first link. The last one you listed is a definite no.  The second one is OK, but with a weaker GPU and CPU and a higher price tag, it's definitely not worth it.

Just to reiterate though, a desktop would be ideal.

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Re: Computers and graphic cards
« Reply #2 on: November 03, 2013, 02:10:33 pm »
Ok, thanks, and sorry about posting it in this section, I'm a newbie so, yeah, and by the way, will the first laptop run bve at above 30 or 25 fps with the routes, it has an nvidia geforce GTX660M it has 2.40 ghz and a lot of memory with an I7 core processor

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Re: Computers and graphic cards
« Reply #3 on: November 03, 2013, 09:54:50 pm »
Ok, thanks, and sorry about posting it in this section, I'm a newbie so, yeah, and by the way, will the first laptop run bve at above 30 or 25 fps with the routes, it has an nvidia geforce GTX660M it has 2.40 ghz and a lot of memory with an I7 core processor
It should. Depending on the route and train combination, you should get a decent frame rate.

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Re: Computers and graphic cards
« Reply #4 on: November 03, 2013, 10:02:20 pm »
Well, lets say the R160 on pretty much all the b division routes, and the R142A with the new lots pack, the 2, and the 7 line. I'm not gonna be using the R46 for some due to the exterior view.

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Re: Computers and graphic cards
« Reply #5 on: November 03, 2013, 10:58:09 pm »
Well, lets say the R160 on pretty much all the b division routes, and the R142A with the new lots pack, the 2, and the 7 line. I'm not gonna be using the R46 for some due to the exterior view.

Yes, you should get a good frame rate. Route/texture/object quality shouldn't affect anything too much, it's more the train exteriors that can be a problem especially if you run them on high quality routes.
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Re: Computers and graphic cards
« Reply #6 on: November 04, 2013, 04:54:08 pm »
Interior views will run pretty well. Most exteriors will run well. As for the R46 exterior as well as future 3D Exteriors, I can't really guarantee anything.

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Re: Computers and graphic cards
« Reply #7 on: November 05, 2013, 04:11:26 pm »
Oh ok, how would it perform on the high quality routes, but like I said, with an R160 or R42 for example

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Re: Computers and graphic cards
« Reply #8 on: November 05, 2013, 07:40:12 pm »
Oh ok, how would it perform on the high quality routes, but like I said, with an R160 or R42 for example

Should work pretty well as I stated.
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Re: Computers and graphic cards
« Reply #9 on: November 05, 2013, 08:52:27 pm »
Oh ok, how would it perform on the high quality routes, but like I said, with an R160 or R42 for example
You should be fine.
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Re: Computers and graphic cards
« Reply #10 on: November 07, 2013, 08:01:06 pm »
Cool, now some graphics cards are a factor here also, so I was wondering would the nvidia geforce GT645M, GT730M, and the Nvidia Geforce GT555M-GT745M cards run with bve, with a good frame rate even with the high quality routes as well.

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Re: Computers and graphic cards
« Reply #11 on: November 07, 2013, 08:13:45 pm »
Cool, now some graphics cards are a factor here also, so I was wondering would the nvidia geforce GT645M, GT730M, and the Nvidia Geforce GT555M-GT745M cards run with bve, with a good frame rate even with the high quality routes as well.

Should work very nicely. I have a GT420 and can run any route and train flawlessly. But the graphics card is not everything. You must also have a good processor (preferably Intel Core i5 or higher for any route and train) and a good amount of RAM (at least 6 GB).
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Re: Computers and graphic cards
« Reply #12 on: November 08, 2013, 01:28:27 pm »
Nice!!!! What laptop do you have???? By the way, what fps do you get on most of your routes??

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Re: Computers and graphic cards
« Reply #13 on: November 08, 2013, 06:27:32 pm »
Nice!!!! What laptop do you have???? By the way, what fps do you get on most of your routes??

I have a desktop PC. And I average around 60-80 FPS for the high quality routes (such as the recently released (N) route), and for any older route I get FPS in the 100's.
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Re: Computers and graphic cards
« Reply #14 on: November 08, 2013, 06:29:40 pm »
Oh that's pretty neat, do you have a specific model laptop or is it custom?