I have a friend who is looking to get back into PC gaming but due to space limits he won’t be able to go the full tower, multi monitor giant desk route. A high performance laptop will be the best solution at this time.
So my question is to the Mudspiker’s with laptops - how are the flight sims performing on your hardware, especially DCS?
I understand the disparity in performance vs. desktop hardware, but I am looking for some real world data.
I have a good Xbox controller config for A-10C if you need it! Haha. Yea, I’ll have to try to convince him of all the peripherals (HOTAS WH, TrackIR, Rudder Pedals) somehow. That, or keep it simple with FC3.
I have a similar system to Aginor (970M 3GB and an Intel CPU that I think gets to around 3.2 with boost). It’s 4 years old. DCS on Med or Med/High settings runs just fine (although I don’t do MP). IL-2 BOS runs on pretty high settings.
My laptop is “permanently” set up at a desk so I have a powered USB hub and use CH HOTAS, CH Rudder Pedals, Track IR, etc… I used to use only a Saitek AV8R before I had a desk, and while it worked for FC3, I don’t think it would have worked for A-10C or F-18C.
I had a gaming laptop ages ago. It eventually died, but I kept it’s hard drive until this year (I just didn’t want to make space for it, still worked).
I always tell friends that expect a wonderous gaming performance on a laptop that they will be severely disappointed compared to a desktop, they can’t upgrade anything (except storage) to stay current, and it WILL suffer an eventual heat related death and at the same time not being modular like a desktop - unable to easily replace the defective part at a reasonable cost.
I’ve been thinking about this too. I’d love to have a portable solution for showing off VR to friends and co-workers. I bought a lightweight laptop last year from ASUS, but it can only handle mild games…and it definitely can’t handle VR.