Can this laptop run Grand Theft Auto 5?

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Hey guys, newbie here! I am shopping for a new laptop that I will primarily use for school and occasionally gaming. I was thinking of building a new gaming desktop, but I am constantly moving places so portability is a must.

Anyways, I was checking this laptop out on Amazon and was wondering if it would handle Grand Theft Auto 5. I'm not real picky with the game settings, but was I assume that it would run the game fairly well on low to medium settings with decent FPS. The reason I am interested in this laptop and not other ones is because I have set a max budget of $600 and it must be available on Amazon. I also like that it isn't lacking in appearance as it's incorporated the color red and has a backlit keyboard. The specs and link are below.

Link: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00KB3MXH4/ref=ox_sc_act_title_4?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER

Specs:
Processor: AMD A8-5545M 1.7 GHz
RAM: 8 GB DDR3L SDRAM
Storage: 1024 GB 5400 rpm Hard Drive
GPU: AMD Radeon HD 8510G graphics

Let me know what you guys think.
Cheers!
Luke
 

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Aren't the HD 8510G graphics better than the HS4870 graphics?
 

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did a quick research, and no, 4870 is faster. 4870 was a very good card back then.
 

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Can you put the specs through some type of test or something that will confirm that it will run?
 

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If I did not need portability then I would build a desktop for sure. Anyways, will this laptop run it or not? If not, what other one can for $600?
 

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I had a laptop with i5 4200m and gt 750m. The gt 750m is a little faster in benchmarks than the 840m.
It would run newer games only on low settings and at resolution of 1280x720 at acceptable framerates. Reports say GTA 5 scales quiet nicely to the lower end so I say u should run it with the 840m in 1280x720 resolution with all the demanding settings on lowest. I ll just checked some youtubbe vids, res 1280x720 all low u should get 30-50fps
 

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So will this laptop be fine if I run it on low settings? If not what other laptop will do the job for $600?
 

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In my eyes 30-50fps is not run fine. It will lag for sure, there won t be butter smooth gameplay. If u don t mind some lag I guess it s playable but not more. A 600dollar laptop will never run this good. laptop hardware is a lot weaker than desktop hardware and a lot more expensive. I would say to run it fine u need something like a 1K laptop, min is in my opinion gtx 860m and an i5 or i7 but not the U-model (not 100% sure but U means something like undervolted, so it gives a longer battery life but does have less power which is bad for gaming). There is also M-Model and HQ-Model, HQ is best.
 

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I can live with 30-50 FPS. What about the lag part?
 

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Thanks for that info. I'm not sure what i'm going to do now.

 

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u know somebody with a pc or laptop in the lower/mid range? If yes u could go to him and tell him he should put in a game which he can t run fine or log it to 40fps and see if u feel comfortable playing at this fps.. For some people it s fine to play at 30fps, for me it s impossible I get a headache and my eyes hurt if the framerate is under 60fps constant. Most people like most to play at 60 fps + cause it s nice and smooth gameplay.
 

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Have u played videogames on PC before? if not go play at 30fps and see if u like it or not. Everybody is different but most of pc gaming commumity shoot for 60fps + for a reason cause anything under 60fps gets laggy, under 30fps is considered unplayable for most people
 
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