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    I'm Kev. Hi!

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  1. The only one of those to consider would be this one: https://www.currys.co.uk/gbuk/computing/laptops/laptops/hp-14-cf2508sa-14-laptop-intel-core-i3-256-gb-ssd-silver-10215345-pdt.html All the others have a base clock speed below the requirements for FM21 so you may find them throttling and impacting the performance. That said, I'd still recommend the refurb on I posted more specs wise if you want to play in 3D, as the processor in that one has better integrated graphics. If you don't play in 3D, there's not much between them.
  2. Neither. They're both Windows 10 S so you won't be able to install Steam or Epic, and by the time you've upgraded to Windows 10 Standard, you'll have very little storage space left. If you need to go less than £400, you're not going to get anything I'd call ideal. The best I can find within the budget is this, which is a refurbished one: https://www.laptopstation.co.uk/product/laptops/eq1516na/
  3. It's hard to say. I'm getting very smooth performance with my desktop at the highest settings and my Ryzen laptop is managing medium graphics and is mostly smooth with only the occasional frame drop. I'm not saying you're not having issues, but given many including myself aren't getting those issues suggests it may not be an issue with optimisation.
  4. You haven't specified exactly which processor you have, 9th gen i5 can be one of many but in theory should be fine. In terms of the graphics, have you checked that the game is using your graphics card as opposed to the CPU's integrated graphics?
  5. Ok, yes you'll definitely need to cancel that and order a new mobo if you go the Intel route.
  6. You'll need to make sure the CPU you're getting is compatible with the motherboard if you've already bought it - if you were looking at an AMD CPU based on the motherboard you had, an Intel CPU won't be compatible. Which motherboard have you bought?
  7. Assuming you have all the other bits you need (motherboard etc), I'd go for this combo as you'll get a stronger processor performance and a graphics card which will be ample for FM, and is within the £300 budget: Ryzen 5 2600: https://www.ebuyer.com/830816-amd-ryzen-5-2600-am4-processor-with-wraith-stealth-cooler-yd2600bbafbox Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050Ti: https://www.ebuyer.com/824756-asus-geforce-cerberus-gtx-1050-ti-oc-edition-4gb-gddr5-graphics-card-cerberus-gtx1050ti-o4g
  8. Type: Desktop Model: Custom build CPU Model: AMD Ryzen 5 3600 CPU Base Frequency: 3.6 GHz CPU Turbo Frequency: 4.2 GHz RAM: 16GB RAM Clockspeed: 3200MHz GPU: Nvidia Geforce 1660 Super Graphics Level in 3D: Highest Storage Type: HDD (7200RPM) Benchmark A: 2m 7s Benchmark B: 9m 1s Benchmark C: 12m 1s
  9. Type: Laptop Model: HP Pavilion 15 CPU Model: AMD Ryzen 5 2500U CPU Base Frequency: 2.0 GHz CPU Turbo Frequency: 3.6 GHz RAM: 16GB RAM Clockspeed: 2400MHz GPU: Integrated (Radeon Vega 8) Graphics Level in 3D: Medium (with some tweaks) Storage Type: HDD (5400RPM) Benchmark A: 4m 59s Benchmark B: 24m 59s Benchmark C: 36m 44s Benchmarks B & C were a little painful on this... thankfully, on the actual setup I have for my game I don't actually find it too bad for the times when I'm not at home to play on my desktop PC. I'm not
  10. I very much doubt it will have much impact on performance for FM, if any. The RAM is more about how much stuff you can have running at any one time. The processing speed is almost entirely down to the CPU.
  11. It doesn't have a dedicated graphics card. It uses the integrated graphics for the Ryzen 5 4500U, which'll be good for medium settings on the 3D. You won't get a dedicated graphics card at the lower end of your budget, unless you're looking at cheap, used ones on the likes of Ebay, which you won't get any warranty with.
  12. At the lower end, this is a good deal. It's a refurb unit but with 12 months warranty. https://www.laptopstation.co.uk/product/laptops/fq0000na/ The one Smurf linked is a good deal though.
  13. This was kindly arranged by @Brother Ben. Basically, it's a test of the game with various levels of details over a week's worth of holidaying in game - all the required saved games to download are within the thread. It allows us to see processing times on systems for setups of game worlds with various database sizes - it's a very good indicator of performance. And as nobody has benchmarked the new Macbook Air yet, this would be hugely helpful. The results from the new Macbook Pro were very impressive so it will be interesting to see how the Air compares!
  14. Awesome stuff. It's more or less what I'd have expected with that CPU - thanks for the feedback. Enjoy the laptop! Thanks also for doing the benchmarks and posting the results - it really does help us with recommendations.
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