I'm posting this in two different places. I love this laptop so far , it does preform well but haha I'm already considering helping it along a little more. It's great and if I played games on High or Medium settings it would run longer... It already runs smooth on Ultra, to Very High gaming settings. I can max most games out but I'd like to go longer.... or put less stress on my laptop.
I can play Witcher 3 in highest quality basically most the day. But Rise of Tomb Raider, maxed out... I can only play for a few hours...
That's fine, I enjoy my PC but I'd like for it to be a little less stressed out. This is the modern age, you can easily modify , boost laptops now. I'd like to either update my graphics card if possible or use an Alien ware Graphics amplifier. If I can't make updates to my laptop... Can I? Then what card should I get for the amplifier?
I'm happy with my laptop, as far as laptiops go it really does preform well. I have everything maxed out, so there is stress over time , where I can no longer play games in there highest quality without lagging, stressing my PC.
So I see two options, upgrade periodically or get the alien ware graphics amplifier. Both seem valid to me. I'm told that with an Alien ware Graphics amplifier you increase the life of a laptop and it's upgrades, performance. I'm willing to put in the money for the amplifier. Thanks... I'm also willing to upgrade my laptop if upgrades are possible without buying a new laptop or major internal components.
I know that PC gaming is an expensive hobby, but as a Graphic Designer, artist... I've realized just how much I love Graphics playing these two games in their maximum settings. I love CGI... I never realized how much before. It's my thing, the thing I spend money on. Yes, it's expensive but it's not like I'm spending 1000s of dollars. The PC cost about 1000, that's the first payment... the rest I'd plan on spending a few 100 here and there, nothing to really break the bank... just something I spend money on... "my thing..."
Fully Loaded with Dedicated Graphics
Color: Black with red accents
15.6-inch FHD (1920 x 1080) Anti-Glare LED-Backlit Display
6th Generation Intel® Core™ i7-6700HQ Processor (6M Cache, up to 3.50 GHz)]
8GB Single Channel DDR3L 1600MHz (8GBx1)
1TB 5.4k Hybrid HDD + 8G Cache [1TB 5400 rpm Hybrid Hard Drive + 8GB Embedded Flash Cache]
NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 960M 4GB GDDR5
Internal Single Pointing Backlit Keyboard, English
Intel® 3165AC + BT4.0 [802.11ac + Bluetooth 4.0, Dual Band 2.4&5 GHz, 1x1]
802.11ac + Bluetooth 4.0, Dual Band 2.4&5 GHz, 1x1
74WHr, 6-C (Int) [74 WHr, 6-Cell Battery (Integrated)]
130 Watt AC Adaptor
Energy Star Compliant
Windows 10 Home 64-bit English
Optimum performance for gaming, surfing and everything else.
Multi-tasking processing: With 6th Gen Intel® i5 and i7 Quad-Core processors, you’ll have all the power you need to enjoy both gaming and entertainment.
Stream and re-stream videos: The NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 960M is your performance-class graphics card with 4GB GDDR5 discrete memory. This graphics powerhouse gives you high frame-per-second rates in games and accelerates video editing and transcoding.
Primed to play: Choose from multiple hard drive options, including a 1TB HDD dual drive and a 128GB solid-state drive for plenty of storage, stability and responsive performance.
Marathon battery life: With a 6-cell 74Whr
Update: thermal cooling design was built to handle our highest-performance processors and graphics. The two cooling fans, three exhausts and large vents with 240 thermal fins all work together so you can experience uninterrupted gaming and smooth streaming, all while your system and palm rest stay cool.