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The Nvidia GO 7150m and you. (Ut3)

September 11, 2008 Leave a comment

Before I go any further, let me give you the skinny on my sad little laptop:

  • Manufacturer: HP
  • Model: HP Pavillion dv6700 Notebook PC
  • Windows Experience Rating: 2.5 (Brought down from otherwise 4 and 5’s PURELY by the integrated gfx)
  • Processor: AMD Turion(tm) X2 Mobile Technology TL-60 2.00 ghz
  • RAM: 3 GB
  • OS: Windows Vista Home Premium 32 Bit
  • GPU: Nvidia GO 7150m – 128 mb shared memory.

So, I decided to try something today to test two things:

  1. How far I can push this little laptop that could.
  2. How down-scaled I can make UT3.

The answer to both of these surprised me with a resounding “very”. Yes, it turned out Unreal Engine 3 runs on this laptop, but not in the way you probably think of it. you see, yes, it plays, and I can get my fix, but it’s not at all pretty. Behold:

640×400 res, all low settings, 85% screen rendering. It basically looks like the first doom, but goddamn it, it plays, and usually¬† at a pretty steady 30 FPS too (Some of you may poo poo at this, but 30 frames per second is plenty for me, I’m not some 60 FPS or bust faggot.)

Yeah, just thought that was pretty cool. Gotta hand it to epic.

Now that I proved that, back to playing Unreal Tournament 2004.