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1 hour ago, Bobbymonk said:

The laptops i have been looking at haven't got the clip compartment, i''l just keep looking

What's wrong with the one I posted?

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Smurf what would you say it the minimum sec required to run the game at a dcent level. 10 leagues total with only 5 as playable. player database of 45k

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It's impossible to know exactly - there's a lot of variables. And then "run the game at a decent level" is subjective from person to person. For someone 5 seconds per day is slow and for another it's superfast. 

All I'd say is stick with i5 processors at least - or an i7. Ensure it's base speed is over 2.2ghz. 

8gb RAM Minimum

Mid-High end graphics card for 3D matches - if you're not bothered with 3D then you don't need it.  If you want to cut back on 3D detail level, then a low end graphics card would be fine.

 

Then whatever you can afford.

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4 minutes ago, Smurf said:

It's impossible to know exactly - there's a lot of variables. And then "run the game at a decent level" is subjective from person to person. For someone 5 seconds per day is slow and for another it's superfast. 

All I'd say is stick with i5 processors at least - or an i7. Ensure it's base speed is over 2.2ghz. 

8gb RAM Minimum

Mid-High end graphics card for 3D matches - if you're not bothered with 3D then you don't need it.  If you want to cut back on 3D detail level, then a low end graphics card would be fine.

 

Then whatever you can afford.

Just to add to that - try stay away from processors that have a U after them.

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thanks Smurf.

 

i generally dont play 3D matches but was thinking of getting a laptop with a dedicated graphics card instead of integrated. Current laptop is a couple of years old and has 8gb ram and an i5 processor but it only runs at 1.7ghz

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5 hours ago, Smurf said:

Just to add to that - try stay away from processors that have a U after them.

Any particular reason for this?

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Because U processors are not as good as processors with HQ.

 

U stands for Ultra low voltage - and they are designed to "underclock" so that they use less power - which is at the expense of performance.

Where a processor with HQ - stands for High Performance Graphics, Quad Core.  Which are designed to be high performance, and it's a quad core processor.

 

HQ is the most common you'll see on budget computers under £1000 - and you can go up the way in the terms of letters:

H - high performance

HK - high performance unlocked

T - Optimised

K - Unlocked.

 

U processors are lower end 

 

Full list here - to wet your beak on

https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/processors/processor-numbers.html

 

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Hi there @Smurf, any help you could offer would be greatly appreciated. 

i recently bought a new ipad with kind of the sole purpose to play FM on, knowing that the FMT is slightly watered down from the full fat game.

However, the fact that you can only load 3 playable leagues really takes away the joy for me as i like to run quite a few leagues in different countries to really feel immersed in the game world.

The other reason is due to limited time on my hands, i mainly will only be able to play the game to and from work on the train, hence looking at a light and smaller sized device to play on.

what would you recommend as a fairly compact and light sized laptop but for the sole purpose of running a fast FM game. i'm not over fussed about watching in 3D so happy to compromise on graphic card.

Given that this will simply be bought for FM then as always looking at best price too.

 

any thoughts?

 

thanks

 

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31 minutes ago, Staf9 said:

thanks for that. 

felt the Lenovo having 12GB of ram was a plus

For FM it wouldn't make that much of a difference.

Money better spent on better processor and better graphics card. 

RAM is relatively cheap and easy to update - you won't be able to update processor and graphics card. 

So best to get more RAM if you need it. But you won't.

14 minutes ago, L-Wiz said:

Hi there @Smurf, any help you could offer would be greatly appreciated. 

i recently bought a new ipad with kind of the sole purpose to play FM on, knowing that the FMT is slightly watered down from the full fat game.

However, the fact that you can only load 3 playable leagues really takes away the joy for me as i like to run quite a few leagues in different countries to really feel immersed in the game world.

The other reason is due to limited time on my hands, i mainly will only be able to play the game to and from work on the train, hence looking at a light and smaller sized device to play on.

what would you recommend as a fairly compact and light sized laptop but for the sole purpose of running a fast FM game. i'm not over fussed about watching in 3D so happy to compromise on graphic card.

Given that this will simply be bought for FM then as always looking at best price too.

any thoughts?

thanks

I'm afraid that lightweight and long battery life do not come cheap 

On first glance this is stonking good value for money considering what you want to do!

https://www.saveonlaptops.co.uk/AERO14WV7-CF4-GIGABYTE-AERO-14W-V7-CF4_2168199.html

On second glance - it's expensive.

 

If you want to go just lightweight - and not worried on battery life (when not plugged in)

https://www.saveonlaptops.co.uk/9S7-14A112-090-MSI-GS40-6QE(Phantom)-090UK_1945621.html

 

If you want a long battery life *when not plugged in* - but not worried on weight 

https://www.saveonlaptops.co.uk/NX.G66EK.004-Acer-Aspire-V15-in-Black_2095447.html

 

 

Now that's just going by what 1 website has in stock - if I look elsewhere - NAMELY  PC specialist

Chassis & Display
UltraNote: 15.6" Matte Full HD IPS LED Backlit Widescreen (1920x1080)
Processor (CPU)
Intel® Core™ i5 Quad Core Processor 7300HQ (2.5GHz, 3.5GHz Turbo)
Memory (RAM)
8GB Corsair 2133MHz SODIMM DDR4 (1 x 8GB)
Graphics Card
INTEL® HD GRAPHICS 620 - 1.7GB Max DDR4 Video RAM - DirectX® 12
M.2 SSD Drive
512GB WD Black™ M.2 NVMe PCIe SSD (up to 2050MB/s R | 800MB/s W)

Battery
UltraNote IV Series 44WH Lithium Ion Battery


Price £788.00 including VAT and delivery

Unique URL to re-configure : https://www.pcspecialist.co.uk/saved-configurations/ultranoteiv-15/Zec!Sn0vCk/

 

Unsure of what final weight would be - but you could check with them.

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7 minutes ago, Smurf said:

For FM it wouldn't make that much of a difference.

Money better spent on better processor and better graphics card. 

RAM is relatively cheap and easy to update - you won't be able to update processor and graphics card. 

So best to get more RAM if you need it. But you won't.

I'm afraid that lightweight and long battery life do not come cheap 

On first glance this is stonking good value for money considering what you want to do!

https://www.saveonlaptops.co.uk/AERO14WV7-CF4-GIGABYTE-AERO-14W-V7-CF4_2168199.html

On second glance - it's expensive.

 

If you want to go just lightweight - and not worried on battery life (when not plugged in)

https://www.saveonlaptops.co.uk/9S7-14A112-090-MSI-GS40-6QE(Phantom)-090UK_1945621.html

 

If you want a long battery life *when not plugged in* - but not worried on weight 

https://www.saveonlaptops.co.uk/NX.G66EK.004-Acer-Aspire-V15-in-Black_2095447.html

 

 

Now that's just going by what 1 website has in stock - if I look elsewhere - NAMELY  PC specialist

Chassis & Display
UltraNote: 15.6" Matte Full HD IPS LED Backlit Widescreen (1920x1080)
Processor (CPU)
Intel® Core™ i5 Quad Core Processor 7300HQ (2.5GHz, 3.5GHz Turbo)
Memory (RAM)
8GB Corsair 2133MHz SODIMM DDR4 (1 x 8GB)
Graphics Card
INTEL® HD GRAPHICS 620 - 1.7GB Max DDR4 Video RAM - DirectX® 12
M.2 SSD Drive
512GB WD Black™ M.2 NVMe PCIe SSD (up to 2050MB/s R | 800MB/s W)

Battery
UltraNote IV Series 44WH Lithium Ion Battery


Price £788.00 including VAT and delivery

Unique URL to re-configure : https://www.pcspecialist.co.uk/saved-configurations/ultranoteiv-15/Zec!Sn0vCk/

 

Unsure of what final weight would be - but you could check with them.

Thanks buddy, thats really helpful.

 

will have a think and look around.

 

cheers

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Hey guys can anyone tell me if this will be any good for fm? I normally play 2d but would maybe be interested in 3D depending on graphics (no idea if this laptop is good graphics or not)

also wont require loss of leagues maybe Spain Italy england

 

http://www.very.co.uk/acer-aspire-5-intel-core-i7-8gb-ram-2tb-hard-drive-156-inch-full-hd-laptop-blackgrey-with-optional-microsoft-office-365-home/1600202179.prd?_requestid=329660&Ntt=lv9l9#BVRRContainer

 

thanks 

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10 hours ago, karlcole said:

Hey guys can anyone tell me if this will be any good for fm? I normally play 2d but would maybe be interested in 3D depending on graphics (no idea if this laptop is good graphics or not)

also wont require loss of leagues maybe Spain Italy england

 

http://www.very.co.uk/acer-aspire-5-intel-core-i7-8gb-ram-2tb-hard-drive-156-inch-full-hd-laptop-blackgrey-with-optional-microsoft-office-365-home/1600202179.prd?_requestid=329660&Ntt=lv9l9#BVRRContainer

 

thanks 

Very difficult to find any laptops worthy for Football Manager.

This would be excellent

https://www.saveonlaptops.co.uk/ZX553VD-DM969T-ASUS-Gaming-ZX553VD-DM969T_2246201.html

 

Same price - slightly lower spec

https://www.saveonlaptops.co.uk/80RU00EGUK-Lenovo-Ideapad-700_2207197.html

 

Slightly lower spec again -but still excellent for FM

https://www.saveonlaptops.co.uk/NX.G66EK.004-Acer-Aspire-V15-in-Black_2095447.html

 

 

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Great Thread!  I currently am running Dual-Cpu's (Xeon x5570's) with 4 cores and 8 threads.  In the game on the "Game Status" screen under Number of Processors it say's 16 Processors.  So i'm assuming FM17 is recognizing both my cpu's.  Now I love to play my FM with the max player database (300,00+ players) and I would love to improve the performace.  So am I correct in saying that upgrading from 4 core processors to 6 core processors should easily improve my FM's processing speed?

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Hello  again...

Its looking like ive had a few outgoings lately

any laptops at a max budget £400 that will play like a large database and 10 leagues did on fm17 play 3D

Also know curry are having deals on atm

 

Thanks Again

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Hi @Smurfand anyone else in the know...

I've been keeping an eye on this thread to pick up some tips so as to not make similar mistakes that I made last time. 

I think I want an i7 processor, (better than an i5), and I also want HQ rather than anything else. I generally play a single very long-term save, but previously have limited myself to a small number of leagues and feel that with a proper laptop I would like to expand this. 

I like to watch highlights on 3d.

I've had a look and come up with this one. 

https://www.saveonlaptops.co.uk/ZX553VD-DM969T-ASUS-Gaming-ZX553VD-DM969T_2246201.html

Something that has caught my eye is that it mentions, (I think), that it has been upgraded to 8GB RAM, (suggesting that it wasn't originally). Is this going to cause me a problem later on down the line?

Something else that I noticed is that the battery life is only listed as 3-4 hours, (up to 4 hours with battery management). This seems low to me but is it just a case of money talks with regards to battery life?

Something else I have seen mentioned by others elsewhere is the benefit of a SSD (solid state drive) over a Hard Drive and I notice this doesn't have a SSD.

I appreciate that I can't have everything I want for the money I am willing to pay, but I'm not sure what is worth trading and what is a must. 

If you had asked me a few months how much I was willing to pay I would have probably said £600, but I don't think I can get what I want for that so would be willing to go to £800.

Any advice would be appreciated. 

[Edit]

You see this is the sort of thing I mean. 

https://www.saveonlaptops.co.uk/NX.G66EK.004-Acer-Aspire-V15-in-Black_2095447.html

This laptop, (linked by @Smurfabove) is cheaper, and it has a SSD. My limited understanding is that there are fewer longer-term reliability issues with a SSD over a HDD, but is it that big a deal? 

The reason this 2nd laptop is cheaper is because of the downgrade in processor, (i5-6300HQ compared to i7-7700HQ), but that while the processor is poorer, the battery life is better, (I'm guessing because the processor is demanding less from it), with 7-8 hours life compared to 3-4 hours previously. 

It seems that it's a trade-off between real top end, (at least within this price range), processor speed and a little more of everything else. 

I'm now thinking that the £650 model might actually suit my purposes better than the £780 model, AND be £130 cheaper. 

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15 hours ago, mantorras77 said:

Great Thread!  I currently am running Dual-Cpu's (Xeon x5570's) with 4 cores and 8 threads.  In the game on the "Game Status" screen under Number of Processors it say's 16 Processors.  So i'm assuming FM17 is recognizing both my cpu's.  Now I love to play my FM with the max player database (300,00+ players) and I would love to improve the performace.  So am I correct in saying that upgrading from 4 core processors to 6 core processors should easily improve my FM's processing speed?

That's the theory for sure. 

The faster the processor, the more cores/threads - the faster the game will be.

To be clear - all computers can load all leagues/divisions and all the database etc. - it's just the speed that the game progresses suffers the weaker the specs of the computer get. 

 

15 hours ago, jtaddy said:

Hello  again...

Its looking like ive had a few outgoings lately

any laptops at a max budget £400 that will play like a large database and 10 leagues did on fm17 play 3D

Also know curry are having deals on atm

 

Thanks Again

I wouldn't be comfortable offering you a suggestion based on £400 it's just too low to get what you want - namely a dedicated graphics card for the 3D matches.

I did see this one on eBay http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Dell-Precision-M3510-15-6-Business-Laptop-i7-6820HQ-Quad-Core-32GB-500GB-HD/302478803662

I wouldn't normally suggest using eBay - usually if it's too good to  be true it is. 

You'd be much better off saving a bit more and getting something like this

https://www.saveonlaptops.co.uk/9S7-16J562-1673-MSI-GL62-7QF-1673UK_2066567.html

I know it's 200 quid over your original budget - but I wouldn't buy from eBay - I looked through about 20 websites and the way they filter products is very confusing (even for me :)

 

 

3 minutes ago, Jimbokav1971 said:

Hi @Smurfand anyone else in the know...

I've been keeping an eye on this thread to pick up some tips so as to not make similar mistakes that I made last time. 

I think I want an i7 processor, (better than an i5), and I also want HG rather than anything else. I generally play a single very long-term save, but previously have limited myself to a small number of leagues and feel that with a proper laptop I would like to expand this. 

I like to watch highlights on 3d.

I've had a look and come up with this one. 

https://www.saveonlaptops.co.uk/ZX553VD-DM969T-ASUS-Gaming-ZX553VD-DM969T_2246201.html

Something that has caught my eye is that it mentions, (I think), that it has been upgraded to 8GB RAM, (suggesting that it wasn't originally). Is this going to cause me a problem later on down the line?

Something else that I noticed is that the battery life is only listed as 3-4 hours, (up to 4 hours with battery management). This seems low to me but is it just a case of money talks with regards to battery life?

Something else I have seen mentioned by others elsewhere is the benefit of a SSD (solid state drive) over a Hard Drive and I notice this doesn't have a SSD.

I appreciate that I can't have everything I want for the money I am willing to pay, but I'm not sure what is worth trading and what is a must. 

If you had asked me a few months how much I was willing to pay I would have probably said £600, but I don't think I can get what I want for that so would be willing to go to £800.

Any advice would be appreciated. 

Firstly, just because it's an i7 it doesn't mean it's better than an i5.  An  i5-8600K  would be amazingly better than a i7-5500U 

But generally - you're absolutely right. 

It's pretty good laptop - 

Upgraded to 8gb RAM - that maybe so - and thankfully it is 8GB - I woudln't recommend anything less than 8gb RAM. There's no problem here

SSD - it's not overly important for FM - but who knows how FM 2023 will look and feel and perhaps having an SSD will be of benefit then. However and SSD can signifcantly improve a computer performance overall.

 

Battery life - if you're not using it as a desktop replacement (plugged in all the time) then it will be an issue. 

Even laptops that state 8 hours battery life and 12 hours on power management - well with FM those numbers mean nothing, FM is a processor monster and battery will be used up quickly with a larger battery (8 hours) and even quicker with a 4 hour battery life.

If you're plugged in most of the time, then you're fine.

 

Here's one for £100 extra - battery life is 11 hours - the processor is slighty down from the one you have picked

https://www.saveonlaptops.co.uk/1GP04EAABU-HP-OMEN-17-w206na_2076999.html

 

Now this one is £30 dearer - and it's a 15 inch screen

https://www.saveonlaptops.co.uk/NH.Q0SEK.002-Acer-Predator-15-G9-592_2175394.html

 

 

Honestly - I'm struggling to find anything better than what you have found - and it's not that mine are better or worse - it's just a longer battery life. 

If that's important for you  - it only means when not plugged in. 

 

I'd go for the one you have elected - it's mighty fine - and you can always swap out the hard drive for a SSD later on down the road - when you have bit more money available. 

 

 

 

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@Smurf posted this one earlier in the discussion so I took it. I don't know how it runs FM yet, but it runs Battlefront 2 easily, and GTA 5 on normal/high settings on 120fps so in general I am very happy about the laptop. Would recommend.

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I wouldn't recommend that laptop.

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Hi I'm looking for a laptop for fm18. I want to have multiple leauges I would also like to have 3D match engine but I'm not to bothered about it. I have seen one with amd a4-9120 dual core processor 2.2 ghz speed 8gb ram and amd Radeon r3 graphics card. Would that be ok? If not could you please give me some recommendations.

 

i would like to spend less than 500 but could stretch to 600. 

 

I am not looking to play any other games. Just fm

thanks in advance

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1 hour ago, Smurf said:

This is a fantastic laptop - but the hard drive is a bit on the small size

https://www.saveonlaptops.co.uk/9S7-16J562-1673-MSI-GL62-7QF-1673UK_2066567.html

You could get a larger hard drive at another date - or get external storage etc.

However, it's way better than the one you posted @Sharp111

I bought this one a few months back (- with the 1TB drive)

compared to my old one it is fantastic, i run all leagues in England, Spain, Scotland, Italy, Germany, Holland, Belgium. Denmark, France, Portugal with a medium database (with a few countries players loaded as well) and it goes fairly quick, I don't play long sessions maybe an hour or 2 at a time but I have completed 3 seasons quicker than the time i had completed 10 before buying it.

3d matches look really good in full detail.  The only minor complaint is the heat from the fans but since buying a cooler tray its now fine.

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I'd always recommend a cooling tray - they're fantastic as it helps to stop dust building up in the fans. Which, in a laptop, can be difficult to get at to clean. 

Often people leave a laptop on a bed, floor, or even a table, and that can suck in dust and clog the fans. 

 

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@Smurf what do you think of this? 

http://www.pcworld.co.uk/gbuk/computing/laptops/laptops/dell-inspiron-15-5000-15-6-gaming-laptop-black-10164853-pdt.html

Haven't checked around much to see if it could be had for cheaper but the specs seem very similar to this laptop you recommended recently

https://www.saveonlaptops.co.uk/GL553VE-DM107T-ASUS-ROG-Strix-GL553VE-DM107T_2119183.html

Don't know much about laptops so may be missing something obvious

 

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Firstly - both laptops are insane! They're great!

I'd opt for the Dell - simply because it has 11 hours battery life - which can only be a plus.

 

Here's another at £999 - it's a 17 inch screen compared to the 2 you posted which are 15inch

https://www.saveonlaptops.co.uk/NX.Q0QEK.002-Acer-Predator-17-G9-792_1964567.html

 

Admitedly it's a slightly older processor - but there's not much difference at all - so if you want a 17 inch screen I'd go for my one.

But the Dell one is fantastic - in fairness - if 15 inch is ok for you.

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if you only play the game using the commentary is it important to have a dedicated graphics card or would integrated be enough??

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Integrated would be fine.

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41 minutes ago, Staf9 said:

perfect, thanks

 

https://www.saveonlaptops.co.uk/80V00042UK-Lenovo-IdeaPad-510S-13IKB_2072640.html

would this be a decent option if your watching your budget

No - 

Here's the deal - and I should have mentioned it earlier, but I neglected. 

Most computers with an integrated graphics card (meaning it's built into the GPU) won't have a very powerful chip especially the lower end budget laptops. 

U processors would be awful for Football Manager in that they are designed to be underclocked, that is to run at a lower speed to save on power. 

 

This is the best laptop under 600 that would be good for FM.

https://www.saveonlaptops.co.uk/9S7-16J562-1673-MSI-GL62-7QF-1673UK_2066567.html

 

It does have a graphics card - but if you don't want 3D matches then don't have the option turned on. 

 

It would be way better than what  you're looking at.

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11 minutes ago, Smurf said:

No - 

Here's the deal - and I should have mentioned it earlier, but I neglected. 

Most computers with an integrated graphics card (meaning it's built into the GPU) won't have a very powerful chip especially the lower end budget laptops. 

U processors would be awful for Football Manager in that they are designed to be underclocked, that is to run at a lower speed to save on power. 

 

This is the best laptop under 600 that would be good for FM.

https://www.saveonlaptops.co.uk/9S7-16J562-1673-MSI-GL62-7QF-1673UK_2066567.html

 

It does have a graphics card - but if you don't want 3D matches then don't have the option turned on. 

 

It would be way better than what  you're looking at.

thanks for that. 

 

i'm trying too hard to find something that will run FM and is easy to use for work/study and on the train/bus 

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@Staf9Forgot to mention that has a pretty smallish hard drive - best to get some external storage. 

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6 hours ago, Smurf said:

No - 

Here's the deal - and I should have mentioned it earlier, but I neglected. 

Most computers with an integrated graphics card (meaning it's built into the GPU) won't have a very powerful chip especially the lower end budget laptops. 

U processors would be awful for Football Manager in that they are designed to be underclocked, that is to run at a lower speed to save on power. 

 

This is the best laptop under 600 that would be good for FM.

https://www.saveonlaptops.co.uk/9S7-16J562-1673-MSI-GL62-7QF-1673UK_2066567.html

 

It does have a graphics card - but if you don't want 3D matches then don't have the option turned on. 

 

It would be way better than what  you're looking at.

Would this run 3D decent ? And if I was interested I. Just 2d would a i7 u be ok or not ?

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Yes it would play it easy

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Thanks mate. If I wanted purely 2d would this run faster than a week break i7? I’ve seen a similar priced laptop with 8gb and i7 so maybe interested in that and playing 2d

thanks

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I don't understand the question.

Whether you play 2D or 3D has no bearing on fast the game runs. The processor will run the game day to day - and that's key for FM. 

Graphics card is key if you want 3D matches.

Always go for the best processor,.

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2 hours ago, Keyzer Soze said:

Hi @Smurf

Any Hibryd laptop or windows tablet, that can run FM, that you would recommend?

 

Not really - most come with a "u" processor - which makes it difficult to recommend a laptop hybrid for football manager.

Most run into the £1000's in price, and for that price you could get a much better laptop

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Been reading this thread as I am in need of a new laptop, and FM is the only game I like to play.  Obviously I don't want to be spending an arm and a leg on a laptop if all I am going to be doing is playing FM and the usual internet browsing.  

What I want to know is what effect does a processor with a U have compared to that of HQ? 

When playing FM I always only  use no more than 6 nations. And I always turn graphic detail down.  

So what sort of specs would I be looking at considering I'm not flush with cash, and I'm not bothered about playing with a huge database? 

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I've mentioned it a few times already, on this page alone, and over the past. 

I'll go through it again. U processors are designed to conserve power, they're ultra low voltage (that's what U stands for) - this means generally that the processors are underclocked, in that they will operate at the lowest speed possible to conserve as much power as possible.

In terms of HQ - it stands for High Quality Graphics, Quad Core. 

Quad Core will offer better performance than a Dual Core - and the High Quality Graphics, well that's just what it is, it means it can draw down on the processor for the graphics, or if you have a graphics card it will draw down from that. 

https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/processors/processor-numbers.html

 

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Sorry, I have read that, but what I would like to know is what noticible differences are there when playing FM? 

 Say I play with 5 nations loaded, would it be 3 star performance speed with i5U but 5 star with i5HQ?  Just an example.  Sorry if I wasn't clear enough.  Appreciate the advice. 

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I wouldn't know - I'd have to buy all the laptops and test them equally.

But i5U would be worse than i5HQ and so on.

With 5 nations - I don't know what the difference would be. All I can go on is which processor is better. And if you can get a better laptop/processor for equal to or approx the same value, then why not go with the better hardware for similar price.

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Looks like your rec of the MSI 128gb SSD is the best option then.  I was just weighing up whether there was a cheaper alternative knocking about somewhere.

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Hi, 

      I am looking for a new computer with a budget at around 1200 quid. I'd like it to play fm well but also manage different games with higher graphics functioning. It can be a laptop or desktop whichever offers better value for money in terms of performance. I have little experience in this area so any help would be much appreciated. 

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On 10/7/2017 at 08:52, mantorras77 said:

Great Thread!  I currently am running Dual-Cpu's (Xeon x5570's) with 4 cores and 8 threads.  In the game on the "Game Status" screen under Number of Processors it say's 16 Processors.  So i'm assuming FM17 is recognizing both my cpu's.  Now I love to play my FM with the max player database (300,00+ players) and I would love to improve the performace.  So am I correct in saying that upgrading from 4 core processors to 6 core processors should easily improve my FM's processing speed?

Definitely do not assume that, check out the performance benchmarking thread:

It's a little disappointing, but does make things pretty clear for maximizing FM performance: choose a quad core processor with fastest possible clock speed. I7-7700k is probably still going to be at or near the top even after people start getting their Coffee Lake CPUs. No idea what changes FM 18 will bring but it's a bit optimistic to expect the game to suddenly be fully optimized for multicore CPUs (I do hope so though because I want a Ryzen CPU)

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9 hours ago, loveangel said:

Definitely do not assume that, check out the performance benchmarking thread:

It's a little disappointing, but does make things pretty clear for maximizing FM performance: choose a quad core processor with fastest possible clock speed. I7-7700k is probably still going to be at or near the top even after people start getting their Coffee Lake CPUs. No idea what changes FM 18 will bring but it's a bit optimistic to expect the game to suddenly be fully optimized for multicore CPUs (I do hope so though because I want a Ryzen CPU)

 

Cool thanks bro! Will def check it out!

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14 hours ago, champ 01/02 said:

Hi, 

      I am looking for a new computer with a budget at around 1200 quid. I'd like it to play fm well but also manage different games with higher graphics functioning. It can be a laptop or desktop whichever offers better value for money in terms of performance. I have little experience in this area so any help would be much appreciated. 

Do you have a screen - as if you buy a desktop you will need to have a separate screen - which if you've got 1200 could eat that budget slightly.

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