What games can I play on new laptop (GTX 960M) at 1080p / 60 fps / medium settings? (specs listed inside)

LogicLiker

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Hi gang, I recently purchased that new Dell Inspiron 7000.

Core specs: i5-6300HQ Quad Core, 8GB DDR3L, 256GB SSD, GTX 960M 4GB, 1080p IPS display.

As a desktop gamer, I've gotten spoiled with crossfire r9 390 8gb .. and pretty much max everything at 1080p with 144 frames per second. Because of this, I now can't do any gaming at less than 60 FPS without it feeling super choppy.

I've missed a lot of good games from the past 10 years or so. So even if the only games I can get 1080p/60fps/medium settings on are from 2005 for instance, I'd be ok with that.

My question to the community is simple: what generation of games/what year do I need to go back to, in order to get 1080p/60fps on this GTX 960M laptop?

 

stokieben

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Hi Logic, as cleanshot says new releases with AAA graphics should be playable 1080p 60fps medium - low. I myself with a slightly stronger GPU can play older games from a few years ago such as: fallout NV / 3, Skyrim, even dishonored on higher settings. SW:KOTR 1-2, Sleeping dogs, the entire batman series or even metro are games you can play with decent settings and are very enjoyable if you missed them.
 

Kelley_1

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I have this exact laptop as well! Have had it for about a month now. I've played a number of games on maxed out settings, including but not limited to, Battlefield 4, Star Wars Battlefront, GTA 5, Fallout 4. This laptops gaming capabilities are fantastic! Especially for $799! It being a 4GB variant helps immensely I'm sure. Also, on a side note, with one screw this laptop can be opened, and has a slot for M.2 SATA!!!! meaning the new Samsung 950 Pro with 2100mbps read speeds can be put in this bad boy.
 

velo3100

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You should be able to play today's games at low to medium settings. Just remember though that this laptop's main purpose is not gaming so I don't know how strong the cooling is in dells. I say this as I have a weaker gpu than you but I played all the games that it was designed to handle but as it wasn't designed for games, the laptop now overheats after 2 years. But then again I used my laptop as if it was a tank by throwing everything I could to take advantage of my gpu (gt 650m).

Don't make the same mistake as I did.
 
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