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Calling all computer nerds! Need to double-check these specs

Bird_Nerd
Bird_Nerd
Soul Shriven
Hello all!

I recently bought the game and was really excited to play with my friends, but turns out I'm having trouble progressing because my current laptop doesn't meet system requirements. (At first I thought it'd be fine because my friend said it would, but I guess they were mistaken.) Anyway, since holiday sales are going on right now, I'm looking at a couple new laptops and have been closely examining everything to make sure they will be compatible. So far, I think they both look fine, but I was hoping to get a couple of second opinions on the CPUs and graphics cards to be absolutely sure.

Both laptops have a AMD A6-9225 accelerated processor and a AMD Radeon R4 graphics card. Minimum system requirements are AMD A6-3620 or higher for CPU and AMD Radeon 6850 or higher for graphics card. I checked each of them on userbenchmark and the ones on the laptops are more recent than the ones listed in min reqs, but I wasn't sure whether "newer" necessarily means "more advanced", "higher quality", or "more compatible" in this case. So if someone can confirm or deny that these laptops will properly run ESO, that would be awesome!
  • Delsanab14_ESO
    Delsanab14_ESO
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    Is it potentially possible for you to switch to a desktop instead? Building a computer is considerably cheaper than laptops typically.
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  • Bird_Nerd
    Bird_Nerd
    Soul Shriven
    Is it potentially possible for you to switch to a desktop instead? Building a computer is considerably cheaper than laptops typically.

    Sadly, a desktop would be inconvenient for me. The laptops I am looking at are a decent price though, so it's not a big deal. Just need to know if they would run ESO properly, given the CPU and graphics cards that they have. All other specs are ok.
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  • SpAEkus
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    The AMD R4 is no where close to an HD 6850 spec.

    You would need an R7 series AMD notebook GPU to start to be comparable.

    EDIT: Here's a very good Performance Chart:

    https://dev1.notebook-check.com/index.php?id=13849 (Use the game pull down on the upper right to select only 2014 The Elder Scrolls Online)

    The rest are generic comparisons

    https://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gpu-hierarchy,4388.html

    https://www.notebookcheck.net/Comparison-of-Laptop-Graphics-Cards.130.0.html
    Edited by SpAEkus on December 14, 2018 11:25PM
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  • Bird_Nerd
    Bird_Nerd
    Soul Shriven
    SpAEkus wrote: »
    The AMD R4 is no where close to an HD 6850 spec.

    You would need an R7 series AMD notebook GPU to start to be comparable.

    EDIT: Here's a very good Performance Chart:

    https://dev1.notebook-check.com/index.php?id=13849 (Use the game pull down on the upper right to select only 2014 The Elder Scrolls Online)

    The rest are generic comparisons

    https://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gpu-hierarchy,4388.html

    https://www.notebookcheck.net/Comparison-of-Laptop-Graphics-Cards.130.0.html

    Oof, I was afraid that would be the case. Thank you for the links though, I'll be sure to take a good look at them!
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