Gaming Laptop Vs Gaming PC – Which is the right choice

Gaming Laptop Vs Gaming PC – Which is the right choice – Performance Benchmarked

Gaming Laptop Vs Gaming PC –  This has always been an intriguing question whether you should purchase a gaming pc or get a Laptop which you can use for gaming as well.  I bought a decent gaming laptop with one of the best graphics card(mid range like a GT 750 in today’s scenario) but was not very happy when I ran some of the demanding gaming titles like crysis 3 and Max Payne 3.

 The major hold back with the gaming laptops is the design, if they are too thin and light they lack proper vent design heat dissipation and the 17 inch 4 KG are not real laptops they are baby PC’s. 

Gaming Laptop Vs Gaming PC

Gaming Laptop Vs Gaming PC

The battle of gaming laptop Vs gaming PC has been there for last few years. The advent of next generation technologies  have made mobile graphics cards more powerful than ever before.

 Next Generations laptop Graphics Cards

Gaming Laptop Vs Gaming PC

GTX 880M

The launch of GeForce GTX 880M or AMD Radeon HD 8900M series  elevated  next-generation graphics performance to serious gaming levels. The new gaming cards like GTX 880M/HD8900M  delivers extremely fast and fluid gameplay at the highest settings and resolutions with a laptop. With innovative technologies driving these powerhouses we see a lot performance improvements:

  •  Nvidia Technologies: Phys X, TXAA, Shadow Play, and Battery Boost, splendid performance can be achieved.
  • AMD Technologies: Eyefinity multi-display technology, AMD HD3D technology, AMD PowerPlay power management technology, Zero Core Power technology ,Enduro technology

Still the question stands with all this advancement of mobile graphical performance does it over-shadows the desktops? We will get back to it later in the article.

It is a complex decision to take whether I should buy a Gaming PC or should I purchase a laptop which I can carry as per need and provide portability. PC will be fixed at home and will lack any movability with much more space requirements.

While I was reviewing the Lenovo 510p Gaming laptop, I was thinking should I recommend this to fellow Gamers or should I tell them to buy a PC with a high end graphics card instead.

Gaming PC

Gaming PC

My Experience: I had been in this situation and learnt after purchasing both a gaming Laptop and a monster PC. Sharing my experience to enable readers to make up their mind on Gaming Laptop Vs Gaming PC. I bought a laptop for gaming as well as emails, music, movies & internet . It was a laptop with Nvidia GT650M very capable card before 750M was launched in market. It had a brilliant screen 1600*900 resolution with superb speakers and powerful CPU. But when I started playing Crysis3 it would become as hot as “tandoor” GPU-Z & CPU-Z showed temperature above 86 degrees and started throttling.

Gaming Laptop Vs Gaming PC

Laptop Heating

So the best solution was to switch the Air conditioning on and use a cooling pad which together made no difference as the heat generated by GPU and CPU was not removed by the heatsink in the laptop. This was frustrating and I felt I have wasted Rs. 52,000 on a laptop which can’t be used for long gaming sessions without being worried about heating.

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