Confused what to buy for playing video games? A gaming Laptop or a Desktop? Almost all gamers know that large PCs are much faster than smaller ones. Quicker chips need more power, produce more heat, and have more transistors, which adds up to more space. Very few people believe that a laptop can beat an equally expensive desktop established in the same year.
Many gamers still fight when choosing between the two. We know the fact that laptops are slower than desktops, but how much slower can be hard to mention, and many gamers find themselves considering the reduction in performance against the price tag and its handy nature. Here’s what you need to know to make a good decision between the two.
Processor Performance: The latest computer processors rarely provide the limiting factor in video game performance. Outstanding mechanics like artificial intelligence and physics engine run on the CPU, but the load is placed on hardware and is trivial when compared to 3D graphics. Still, the CPU does add to the speed of all the software, and it can on rare occasions be necessary. A big difference in performance between desktop and mobile parts might be seen, but the two are somewhat similar. Though there are some desktop parts that completely destroy notebooks, these are exotic options like the advanced processor that stand outstandingly. The desktop processors are a bit quicker than the mobile peers, but it’s not the victory you’d expect.
Graphics Performance: High-end graphics chips are a true challenge for laptops to handle. They use far more power than a processor and demands a burly cooling system to stay operational. This is the reason why gaming laptops manage to be larger and heavier than the conventional models. Mobile GPUs regularly trail their desktop peers. The desktop’s edge of victory is narrower when budget video cards are examined. The desktop video card still wins, but the laptop chip is quick enough to run games with the same detail settings and only a minor performance loss.
Practical Performance: Benchmark numbers usually don’t describe the whole performance. The key feature in real games is its performance, and when approached from a practical prospect, surprisingly laptops prove capable. The hardware you need is determined by the types of games you play, and that in turn helps you take your decision between a desktop or a laptop. Gamers seeking to play the most attractive action and demanding titles will usually find a laptop to be slower than the similar desktop, but they can easily tackle games with technically simplistic graphics.
Upgrade Options: Laptops and desktops differ in how they can be upgraded. The desktops with a few rare exceptions, needs every component to be either removed or replaced with the new hardware. In theory you can buy a desktop and continue your gaming but replacing the hardware. While Laptops have many limitations. Most of them have a processor that requires ball grid array packaging. In this configuration the processor is joined with the motherboard and can’t be removed and the same approach is used by many graphics chips. Some developers even solder the RAM and use non-standard solid state drives, though the majority of gaming laptops allow easy upgrades for these components.
So what do you think about both of them? Which one do you prefer? Let us know in the comments section!
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