hd-8970m enough for Dolphin and Skyrim?

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I'm buying a laptop for gaming. I was thinking about a Sagar NP8255 laptop from Xoticpc. Wondering if a AMD hd-8970m and a 4th gen intel i-7 4700mq is enough to play Skyrim(with alot of mods) and wii games on Dolphin Emulator in1080p? or do I need to upgrade it to a 780m? Aprreciate your help!

P.S. I don't need 60 fps, constantly above 20 will be enough for me. I'm used to low fps due to my crappy computers.
 

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Oh I would say that an 8970m will do you quite well. I would be shocked to find you only getting 20Fps.
Its the equal of a desktop 7870 with a lower clock, or a 7850 with a high overclock. I question how much better if any the 780m would be.
 

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It does seem to be a little better than the 8970, but personally I would just stick with the AMD.
Honestly for mobile gaming you are just an inch from the best you can be. If it saves $100 I would go ahead with it.
 

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Thanks, I'm not that worried about skyrim, it's dolphic I'm worried about. I read this form where someone said a 7970 ghz edition can't even run dolphic full on 1080p. And budget is seriously not a big problem. If 8970m is enough, I will get 2 extra 120 gb mSATA ssd and raid them, but I'm willing to give it up for a 780m if I have to.
 

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If that is the case, are you sure it works on Nvidia graphics?
If so then there is just a major compatibility issue that thing has with AMD graphics and you are right to go with the PC with the 780M. I would personally check first that it works on Nvidia graphics cards though.
 

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Vanilla Skyrim can run on any GPU that's even 1/2 way decent , it was designed for consoles afterall. ( see Bethesda , Nvidia etc ) It is very CPU dependent on a PC for several reasons including that it uses an engine called Papyrus running in VR ( VM if you prefer ).
I ran it on ultra with an old nvidia 550 with no issues.

Since then Ive modded the game out to 86 gigs mostly @4k texture resolutions. For this I slapped in a Radeon 7950 and a HyperX SSD. CPU is the same old girl ; AMD 965 Black edition . runs @ 55-60 FPS solid as bedrock.
 
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