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Get the one Eugene recomended as you get more for your money, twice the RAM and twice the storage, GPU same on both, CPU is slightly better in the other laptop but the difference is only a few %.

For the record, never ever use CPU Boss to compare anything as its totally useless.

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Hi am just wondering if you can tell me whats better a ATI Radeon 7480D/ATI Radeon 9800 ? i assumed it would be the 9800 but am reading the 7480D is newer ? Can someone help explain which one is better please and why ? thank you

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Hi am just wondering if you can tell me whats better a ATI Radeon 7480D/ATI Radeon 9800 ? i assumed it would be the 9800 but am reading the 7480D is newer ? Can someone help explain which one is better please and why ? thank you

Newer isn't always better - the 9800 is better, but it's energy zapping.

Does anyone have the FX 8320 or FX 6300 in there build on this post?

The 8320 is miles better.

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Hi thanks i was also wondering minimum specs for fm 15 says Radeon 9800 so does that mean it wont run on Radeon 7480D ? Thanks

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My apologies - I made an error - the 7480D is better, got my tabs mixed up on the browser.

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My apologies - I made an error - the 7480D is better, got my tabs mixed up on the browser.

No worries so will the 7480D be good for FM15 ?

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Ok - the thing you need to realise here is

7480D is a processor - with a built in GPU

Radeon 9800 is a graphics card - not a processor.

The 7480D - probably capable of low - medium

The 9800 is probably capable of low to medium as well.

But one is a processor and the other is a graphics card.

I think you're a bit confused on this - can you post a link to both computers so I can double check everything for you?

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Sorry if I didn't make it clearer. I have just got a new computer with Radeon 7480D and as the minimum specs for fm15 are Radeon 9800 I wasn't sure if it would play FM 15 with the number being lower if you know what I mean

These are my specs

3.4 Ghz Dual Core AMD CPU

8GB Fast DDR3 System RAM

500GB SATA Hard drive

24x DVD Writer

DVI VGA USB 3.0

ATI Radeon 7480D

450w Quality PSU

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It's on par with the Intel HD Graphics 4000 - but it's a slow CPU in general terms and you will probably get slow frame rates if you're playing on highest detail. Stick to low-medium detail.

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It's on par with the Intel HD Graphics 4000 - but it's a slow CPU in general terms and you will probably get slow frame rates if you're playing on highest detail. Stick to low-medium detail.

Ok thanks for all your help :thup:

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Would this laptop be ok for running fm

HP Pavilion 15-n268sa

AMD A10-5745M APU

Windows 8.1

Memory: 8 GB

Hard drive: 1 TB

Thanks in advance

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It's a low end processor - uses ultra low power, probably won't get much above 2.1 ghz playing FM.

There's enough ram and hard drive space.

Don't expect it to play FM 3d on medium-high graphics though.

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Hi,

Just a quick question for anybody that has a clue about my Laptop specs and how well they will run FM15 as I really haven't got a clue. Don't really want to go out and buy a new one...

Will this be enough?

64bit Operating system

AMD A6-3410MX APU WITH RADEON HD GRAPHICS 1.60 GHz

6GB RAM(5.48 Usable)

Any help appreciated.

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It was an entry level laptop about two years ago.

So I wouldn't say it would hold up great on todays market.

Although should be fine for FM for small amount of leagues, min database, and low level detail on 3d.

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Should be fine so.

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My laptop has died and I'm not fussed about replacing it with another like-for-like machine.

Is this thread also good for getting advice on the specs needed to build a desktop PC able to deal with really big, intensive FM games with massive databases and fairly high settings during matches?

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jist to tack onto the post above, would you recommend that laptop over this one http://www.dell.com/uk/p/inspiron-15-5547-laptop/pd?oc=cn54716&model_id=inspiron-15-5547-laptop i can get an added discount with dell which would make them similar price.

everything about the dell one seems better from my very very limited knowledge but was just wondering about the processor and gpu card and such as it gets a little confusing unless you know the ins and outs of it. like they may be better on the face of it but all this talk about u series and m series and stuff.

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Would you guys say this is worth £700?

ASUS G750JW

Processor - Intel Core i7 4700HQ Processor

Chipset - Intel® HM87 Express Chipset

Memory - 8GB DDR3L 1600 MHz SDRAM

Graphics - NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 765M 2GB GDDR5 VRAM

Display - 17.3" 16:9 FHD EWV LED Backlight/ HD+ EWV (1600 x 900) Non-Glare LCD Panel

Storage - 2.5" 9.5mm SATA 750GB HDD 7200 RPM

- Dual HDD Support

- RAID0 Support

Operating System - Windows 7

Downside is it's second hand but I know the guy who's selling it. Only 3 months old and still under warranty etc. Would be looking to add a 250gb SSD as the main drive pretty much straight away. So do you reckon it's worth it considering I'll have to buy an SSD separate?

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Looking for new laptop for fm15. Dont know too much about them though. Would rather get one from currys ect. So i can see it before i buy it plus if any probs can take back easily. Had a look and was wondering about this one.

http://www.currys.co.uk/gbuk/computing/laptops/laptops/hp-pavilion-15-n271sa-15-6-laptop-red-21832011-pdt.html#longDesc

The Pavilion 15 is powered by an AMD A4-5000M APU. With four cores over the usual two, it makes short work of everyday tasks such as word processing, watching films and playing browser games.

The AMD A4-5000M is an APU, a processor with a dedicated graphics card built into it. This reduces the strain on the processor, letting it run more quickly when you're watching films, playing games or undertaking other graphically intense tasks.

It also improves the visual quality of general computing, giving you better images no matter what you're doing.

The 4 GB of RAM helps with multi-tasking, letting you work on multiple programs simultaneously using Windows' handy snap feature that places two programmes at either side of the screen.

Or would this be better

http://www.currys.co.uk/gbuk/computing/laptops/laptops/hp-pavilion-15-p078sa-15-6-laptop-white-10011492-pdt.html#longDesc

Or

http://www.currys.co.uk/gbuk/computing/laptops/laptops/hp-pavilion-15-p077sa-15-6-laptop-red-10012277-pdt.html#longDesc

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Hi all

Been over 2 years since playing FM (Sadly far too long) Looking to buy a new laptop for FM15 only. Will literally not be using it for anything else. I don't usually load up a huge amount of leagues. Probably just the all English down to conference north. Do you think a laptop such as this would be up to do the job?

http://www.tesco.com/direct/toshiba-satellite-c50d-b-156-inch-laptop-amd-a4-8gb-memory-1tb-storage-black/504-2092.prd?pageLevel=&skuId=504-2092

Thanks

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Does anybody know how much difference in performance I am likely to notice (if any) with my newer laptop?

I am currently running a 2010 MacBook, Core 2 Duo 2.4GHx with 4GB RAmM but am likely to be getting a new MacBook Pro 2.5GHz i5 with 8GB RAM.

http://store.apple.com/uk/buy-mac/macbook-pro?product=MD101B/A&step=config

I like fast play without processing time for fixtures so I currently load only a few leagues. I wondered if I would be able to load more and process at the same speed. I am planning on running roughly 7 league from 2 countries but if I can get the same processing speed with more leagues on the newer computer I would love to.

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Actually for 20 quid more the retina has a marginally faster processor and SSD. Is SSD a good idea?

Yes, SSD doesn't just make FM faster it makes pretty much everything smoother. Also I suggest you try and sell your current laptop as Apple gear tends to retain value fairly well. You should see a pretty big boost in performance.

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Hi all

Been over 2 years since playing FM (Sadly far too long) Looking to buy a new laptop for FM15 only. Will literally not be using it for anything else. I don't usually load up a huge amount of leagues. Probably just the all English down to conference north. Do you think a laptop such as this would be up to do the job?

http://www.tesco.com/direct/toshiba-satellite-c50d-b-156-inch-laptop-amd-a4-8gb-memory-1tb-storage-black/504-2092.prd?pageLevel=&skuId=504-2092

Thanks

Yes, that should be fine. But 3D matches might need to be run on lower quality to be at a satisfactory speed.

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Would you guys say this is worth £700?

ASUS G750JW

Processor - Intel Core i7 4700HQ Processor

Chipset - Intel® HM87 Express Chipset

Memory - 8GB DDR3L 1600 MHz SDRAM

Graphics - NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 765M 2GB GDDR5 VRAM

Display - 17.3" 16:9 FHD EWV LED Backlight/ HD+ EWV (1600 x 900) Non-Glare LCD Panel

Storage - 2.5" 9.5mm SATA 750GB HDD 7200 RPM

- Dual HDD Support

- RAID0 Support

Operating System - Windows 7

Downside is it's second hand but I know the guy who's selling it. Only 3 months old and still under warranty etc. Would be looking to add a 250gb SSD as the main drive pretty much straight away. So do you reckon it's worth it considering I'll have to buy an SSD separate?

Looks like a decent deal depending on the state of the laptop.

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Looking for new laptop for fm15. Dont know too much about them though. Would rather get one from currys ect. So i can see it before i buy it plus if any probs can take back easily. Had a look and was wondering about this one.

http://www.currys.co.uk/gbuk/computing/laptops/laptops/hp-pavilion-15-n271sa-15-6-laptop-red-21832011-pdt.html#longDesc

The Pavilion 15 is powered by an AMD A4-5000M APU. With four cores over the usual two, it makes short work of everyday tasks such as word processing, watching films and playing browser games.

The AMD A4-5000M is an APU, a processor with a dedicated graphics card built into it. This reduces the strain on the processor, letting it run more quickly when you're watching films, playing games or undertaking other graphically intense tasks.

It also improves the visual quality of general computing, giving you better images no matter what you're doing.

The 4 GB of RAM helps with multi-tasking, letting you work on multiple programs simultaneously using Windows' handy snap feature that places two programmes at either side of the screen.

Or would this be better

http://www.currys.co.uk/gbuk/computing/laptops/laptops/hp-pavilion-15-p078sa-15-6-laptop-white-10011492-pdt.html#longDesc

Or

http://www.currys.co.uk/gbuk/computing/laptops/laptops/hp-pavilion-15-p077sa-15-6-laptop-red-10012277-pdt.html#longDesc

If you're set on those three pick one of the ones with 8GB RAM. those are decent computers and if you're not a hardcore FMer you should have a lot of fun with it.

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jist to tack onto the post above, would you recommend that laptop over this one http://www.dell.com/uk/p/inspiron-15-5547-laptop/pd?oc=cn54716&model_id=inspiron-15-5547-laptop i can get an added discount with dell which would make them similar price.

everything about the dell one seems better from my very very limited knowledge but was just wondering about the processor and gpu card and such as it gets a little confusing unless you know the ins and outs of it. like they may be better on the face of it but all this talk about u series and m series and stuff.

The laptops are actually very similar as you have probably noticed. the 3110M is older, but runs at a higher base clock and thus uses more power. The 4210U uses less power but runs a bit slower. However, it is newer and that means that the hardware won't depreciate as quickly. If you look at the comparison, you'll see that each has its advantages spec-wise: http://cpuboss.com/cpus/Intel-Core-i3-3110M-vs-Intel-4210U

My advice would be to look at what mainly whether you'll be taking your laptop on the road much. If you do, the U series chips help preserve power and give you more portability. If not, the M series chips perform slightly better.

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Avoid the "u" processors like the plague. They run slower than the M processors to save on power.

"u" laptops are designed for the on the go and longer battery life, and are not efficient for a processor hungry FM.

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General advice: get a pc/laptop with high screen res

Have seen the game running on some low-res screens and squad/tactic-view is just a pain to watch.

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Especially some low-budget laptops come with low res like 1366x768. I would atleast check what FM looks like on those before buying

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Just before I buy, I just want to check FM15 will run okay. It runs FM14 fine. My specs are:

Intel Core i3 2.1GHz

4GB Ram

Intel HD Graphics 3000, up to 1760MB Dynamic Video Memory

I have plenty of HDD space.

Is the processor and graphics card good enough?

Ta

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If it's good enough to run Fm14 then it's good enough for FM15.

However, you should start saving for a new computer.

Adding more RAM might help you a tiny bit - but that's about all you can do.

As a matter of interest what's your budget?

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Also - you can get the demo when it's out and play it and see if it's good enough.

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Thanks Eugene.

I took the risk and bought it. It seems to be running fine atm.

I'm not in the market for a new one so just wanted to make sure it wouldn't be super slow, but it seems fine :)

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Hi sorry to ask this but I am not very good with computers can anyone advise on if the following would be ok for FM 15 to run on?

many thanks in advance,

http://www.argos.co.uk/static/Product/partNumber/2575344.htm#pdpFullProductInformation

CPU, Memory and Operating System:

•Intel Celeron N2830 dual core processor.

•2.16GHz processor speed.

•4GB RAM.

•750GB SATA hard drive.

•Microsoft Windows 8.

Display features:

•15.6 inch screen.

•High definition display.

•Resolution 1366 x 768 pixels.

DVD optical drives:

•DVD+RW/DVD-RW (read/write).

Graphics:

•Intel HD Graphics.

•Shared graphics card.

Interfaces and connectivity

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Yours isn't too dissimilar to mine, and the beta works fine (three nations selected, small database, low detail). I'm sure I could increase this too, as it's no slower than FM14.

As long as you're not too fussed with super high detail and a huge database I think you'll be fine.

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Afternoon folks!

Looking to buy a new laptop solely for FM and web browsing. I can get discount on this Lenovo and it seems to be a top spec, but my question is, does anyone else run the same sort of GPU and CPU spec on a Lenovo and are they bad for overheating if I was running as many leagues as possible with a large database?

http://www.johnlewis.com/store/lenovo-y50-70-laptop-intel-core-i7-16gb-ram-1tb-8gb-sshd-15-6-4k-ultra-hd-black/p1603127?navAction=jump&_requestid=13108224

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The more leagues you run the more processing is needed - so the hotter the processor runs.

However, that's a fine laptop and I can't imagine it having any issues.

If you find it's overheating - then there are ways to combat that - buy a laptop cooler - ensure vents are kept clear - buy additonal desk fan.

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Thanks Eugene, fingers crossed!

Yeah, I had a 2010 HP Pavillion i7 which was terrible for overheating, so just wary again.

Cheers

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Has anyone got any experience playing FM on a small 10"/11" laptop/ultrabook?

I'm going travelling soon and need a small laptop as light as possible and would love to be able to play FM on it as well.

Not too fussed about the quality of the match engine graphics, so everything on minimum, 1 league, small DB.

Don't think any that size have dedicated graphics so just wondering if anyone has tried it?

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Afternoon folks!

Looking to buy a new laptop solely for FM and web browsing. I can get discount on this Lenovo and it seems to be a top spec, but my question is, does anyone else run the same sort of GPU and CPU spec on a Lenovo and are they bad for overheating if I was running as many leagues as possible with a large database?

http://www.johnlewis.com/store/lenovo-y50-70-laptop-intel-core-i7-16gb-ram-1tb-8gb-sshd-15-6-4k-ultra-hd-black/p1603127?navAction=jump&_requestid=13108224

For that sort of money you could be getting something from the MSI gaming laptop range.

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Has anyone got any experience playing FM on a small 10"/11" laptop/ultrabook?

I'm going travelling soon and need a small laptop as light as possible and would love to be able to play FM on it as well.

Not too fussed about the quality of the match engine graphics, so everything on minimum, 1 league, small DB.

Don't think any that size have dedicated graphics so just wondering if anyone has tried it?

There's a difference between laptop/ultrabook and something you haven't mentioned, which is a netbook.

FM will play fine on laptop/ultra book baring in mind that it keeps within FM resolution min specs. What that minimum resolution is I cannot find online - maybe a mod/si member can comment?

Ultrabooks are typically light weight and choose components that do not drain power, as FM is a processor monger it will need to use the processor excessively.

Ultrabooks don't typically have very fast processor, all in save power on your computer while traveling, and this will be compounded by the fact that the processor will be used excessively with FM - meaning that it will get hotter - the hotter the processor gets the less fast it will run, trying to cool down.

If you do get an Ultrabook - check out the processor speeds, and also invest in a cooling pad for it.

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