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In the title lads. Basically I have an ASUS G752VS laptop - an absolute beast, but one that is unfortunately still incapable of handling games like Stellaris on large galaxy settings, and is beginning to show its age a tiny bit.

That being said, I am interested in upgrading to a new laptop, and I have a good budget for doing such. Are there any particular rigs that the community could suggest that would be capable of running Paradox games like Stellaris on absolute max settings, with zero/minimal lag? I'd imagine higher clockspeeds are more important than the number of cores for these types of games......

PS - I'm after a laptop (mobility is paramount), so a desktop unfortunately wont cut it.
 

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Paradox games need good cpus, look for the new ryzen 5 4600h or the ryzen 7 4800.
 
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What's your budget?

I think looking at a laptop with a Ryzen 4000 series CPU is the way forward since they seem to have good graphical capabilities, certainly better than Intel's IGPUs.

The Lenovo Flex 5 would probably be my choice.

EDIT: it might also be advisable to hold off on a purchase right now. The pandemic has greatly affected the availability of certain components and though I don't know how much of an impact this has had on laptops, it is likely that costs are greater than usual.
 

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Thanks for the feedback lads. As for chipsets, I was eyeing up an Intel i9-10900k as a decent cpu. Sound good?
 

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Thanks for the feedback lads. As for chipsets, I was eyeing up an Intel i9-10900k as a decent cpu. Sound good?
Kind of overkill for pdx games, and amd cpus are much better for the price. Theres really no reason to buy intel right now unless they're on sale.
 

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Kind of overkill for pdx games, and amd cpus are much better for the price. Theres really no reason to buy intel right now unless they're on sale.
How is AMD's single-thread performance these days compared to Intel at same price point? I know historically that was their weakness and it's probably the most important benchmark for PDS games.
 

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How is AMD's single-thread performance these days compared to Intel at same price point? I know historically that was their weakness and it's probably the most important benchmark for PDS games.
Intel has greater single-thread performance, true, but it won't give a huge boost in performance, at a significantly greater price.
 

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Intel has greater single-thread performance, true, but it won't give a huge boost in performance, at a significantly greater price.
That's why I mentioned price point. If Intel's fastest is better than AMD's fastest it's good for bragging rights but if AMD's fastest is comparable to Intel's 2nd best at a lower price that would be the better buying choice.