Longevity of Nvidia Geforce 840m

SilasBD

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I bought my laptop earlier this year for work and to play all the recent games at least somewhat fluently. So far I have played Far Cry 4, Battlefield Hardline , Dying Light, GTA V, The witcher 3 and so on and with the exception of Witcher (I get around 20-25+ fps but still playable and since it was an amazing game, just had to play!) I can play all of these games at 30+ fps on 720p. Resolutions are not really a big concern for me as long as I can play a game fluently enough.

I am just wondering how long will my gpu will be able to play these modern demanding games before I have to upgrade to a better laptop or hopefully a gaming pc, will it last say another 2 more years or that stretching a bit too much ? I live in Bangladesh and even a low end gaming pc/laptop is very expensive, so I need this timeframe to analyze how much time I got before I can fully save up for my next pc/laptop and in the meantime use the most of what I got.


My Specs:

ASUS K555LN-5500U

Intel Core i7 5th Gen 5500U, 2.4 GHz (3.00 GHz by Turbo Frequency) 4MB Cache
8 GB DDR3 1600 Bus RAM
1 TB SATA HDD
Nvidia Geforce GT 840M 2GB
15.6" 16:9 HD (1366 X 768) LED Backlight



P.S. I researched a bit and found the two year old laptop gpu geforce 640m can play most recent games too, so thats why I am having this inquiry.

 

hang-the-9

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An 840m will likely be able to play new games out in the next few years at least on low settings and at your 720 resolution. It is a low end video card for games though. Next laptop go up to a medium range system if you want to have decent experience with games and have it last more than a few years. If you got an 860/960m or faster, you would not be thinking about spending money on a second laptop already. A few extra spent now means a lot saved later.
 

SilasBD

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Oct 25, 2015
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I have indeed started saving already, but because its so expensive, I will need at least another year to save up enough money to buy a decent mid range gaming pc, so thats that.
 

hang-the-9

Titan
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An 840m will likely be able to play new games out in the next few years at least on low settings and at your 720 resolution. It is a low end video card for games though. Next laptop go up to a medium range system if you want to have decent experience with games and have it last more than a few years. If you got an 860/960m or faster, you would not be thinking about spending money on a second laptop already. A few extra spent now means a lot saved later.
 

SilasBD

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Thank you! I did some research before buying this laptop and it looked good on the paper and honestly the gaming performance is satisfactory too, but after buying it I realized there were laptops with far better gpus out there if only I increased the budget a bit which I had that time but unfortunately my knowledge in gpu's was not as good as its now. Thats why I have decided to buy a desktop in future for gaming.

Also I will say this, this site is seriously satisfactory. I would post threads on the geforce forums and never even got a reply, so thank you all again .

 

atomicWAR

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yeah if possible get a GTX 960m or even better a GTX 970M (or equivalent) if you want your system to last a bit longer, be able to game at 1080P in most titles with medium to high setting and some filtering depending on whether you go medium or high.
 

SilasBD

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Yeah, lesson learned, while buying Nvidia gpu's, always go for the gtx ones cos lower than that will leave you with inquiries like this haha.
 
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