laptop suggestion for gta 5

monere

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Hi folks,

My cousin asked me to find a laptop under $465 (converted to USD from my currency) for her son that he can play GTA 5 (preferably) on, but since I'm not very knowledgeable about laptops (or electronics in general), I would like to ask for your opinion.

Before creating this thread I did some google-ing about this topic and in all search results that I found there seemed to be a consensus that the graphics card should be my top priority when looking for a gaming anything (which makes sense now, since games are usually about graphics).

So, can any one of you handsome girls and boys advise on what exactly I should be looking for? I mean, what characteristics should the graphics card have to play gta 5 on decent settings (say, medium)?

Additionally, what processor / RAM memory card should I also consider at the very minimum in order to be able to play gta 5 and other games that are as resource-intensive as gta 5?

Please note that if there is absolutely no way one can play gta 5 on medium settings for this price ($465 tops) there is absolutely no problem. I'll just tell my cousin to lower her expectations :)p), and to tell her son to play other games.

But... I thought I should ask first, and see what comes up.

So, thanks in advance for your suggestions, and remain handsome :)

John
 

vrumor

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That kinda budget wont buy a "gaming" laptop. GTA V is pretty well optimized, but at that price, you wont get any kind of a GPU thatll be better than the integrated.
 

monere

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I had a feeling I won't find such a thing, but I thought I should first ask someone who knows better :D

Thanks!
 

monere

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Speaking of integrated graphic cards... are they ever good for anything gaming-related? I was thinking to tell her son to stick to GTA 4 instead, and play it on an integrated card, but... I'm not sure if even that is possible,
 

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some older games will run with just intel grphics. i have a laptop from 2014 that is able to run older games games like "borderlands 2" and "just cause 2" smoothly. GTA IV should be older then those 2 games i mentioned

 

monere

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Interesting...

Ok, can you tell me one more thing: which graphic card feature is the most important one when it comes to gaming? The memory, the bandwith, something else?



 

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it depends on the game. some rely on the GPU more and others rely on the CPU

 
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