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    Default help with desktop vs laptop for rift

    hello all ! . I am currenlty playing rift on my laptop but seeing only 13-25ish fps .
    without going into to much detail specs are,
    amd a6-3410mx apu quad / ~1.6ghz with radeon 1 gig hd 6520g
    6 gig ddr3 / windows 7,

    unsure but if i changed my older desktop to window`s 7 and bought a new graphics card, "pref nvidea", does any 1 know if i would get a better perfomance / framerate ??

    desktop specs are old, and as follows.
    amd athlon 11 x2 240 duel core ~2.8 ghz
    4 gig ddr2 "(currently on window`s xp, will upgrade to 7)"

    is this worth doing soon for any worthwhile improvements ? , will be building a new comp as time and money allow`s,
    thx !

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    Quote Originally Posted by nocco View Post
    hello all ! . I am currenlty playing rift on my laptop but seeing only 13-25ish fps .
    without going into to much detail specs are,
    amd a6-3410mx apu quad / ~1.6ghz with radeon 1 gig hd 6520g
    6 gig ddr3 / windows 7,

    unsure but if i changed my older desktop to window`s 7 and bought a new graphics card, "pref nvidea", does any 1 know if i would get a better perfomance / framerate ??

    desktop specs are old, and as follows.
    amd athlon 11 x2 240 duel core ~2.8 ghz
    4 gig ddr2 "(currently on window`s xp, will upgrade to 7)"

    is this worth doing soon for any worthwhile improvements ? , will be building a new comp as time and money allow`s,
    thx !
    Desktop ought to be faster due to higher clock speed CPU, which is a bottleneck for Rift due to poor multicore optimization.

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    A6-3410 is roughly 26% faster than the X2 240 CPU you have on the desktop, continue playing on the laptop, upgrading graphics card for Rift will not help your gameplay on the desktop.

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    wierd, had a spike yesterday , and fps happily went from 20-25 to 30+ to even 45`s.
    low 20`s for sanctum ?? , all while ingame, had so much trouble the last week with rift after expac install, ..
    seems it just sorta fixed itself, but still im after better settings,
    i have a friend coming round today bringing parts over and were going to do some spec crunching, i think due to the 6520g onboard im suffering alot, and since the gtx 660 is a mere $245 hopefully we can put something together to get this rolling !,

    " sry for not throwing up dx diag`s", just looking to keep it simple for now, ^^
    but will post any good new`s,

    thank for the replies !, really happy with the gaming community thus far.
    " lets hope my friend doesnt mind me stealing his harware" ^^

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    your desktop might be better simply because rift only uses one core so a dual core 2.8ghz would, in theory, be better than a quad core 1.6ghz

    also traditionally laptops have crappy "mobile" versions of graphics cards and CPU's that aren't made for gaming

    my vote is for fixing up the desktop but i'm pretty biased

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    rift uses 1 core , or saturates 1 core ?
    i thought rift actually used more than 1 core ? might be wrong,

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    Quote Originally Posted by Redcruxs View Post
    your desktop might be better simply because rift only uses one core so a dual core 2.8ghz would, in theory, be better than a quad core 1.6ghz

    also traditionally laptops have crappy "mobile" versions of graphics cards and CPU's that aren't made for gaming

    my vote is for fixing up the desktop but i'm pretty biased
    Per core performance on the X2 is so bad compared to any modern CPU that the clocks don't matter at all. A6 is way more powerful than the X2 in this situation.

    Quote Originally Posted by nocco View Post
    rift uses 1 core , or saturates 1 core ?
    i thought rift actually used more than 1 core ? might be wrong,
    Saturates 1 core, uses any other available cores for smaller tasks.

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