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Welcome to the M14X Gaming Thread

This is a place where we can discuss all and any game for the M14X. Any topic gaming related is welcome. For those that want to write a game review and how the game experience on the M14X is, I will take PMs and link or post them in the Original Post. Below I have attached some links of gaming videos from the Benchmarking thread. I will try and update this at least once a week. I can fill Post one with video links, reviews, ect.

If you have a game that you would like to know how it runs, or what the best settings are, this is the place you can request that kind of insight.

Any submissions of reviews/videos ect will be linked and credited to the original author. This can enable new users to get up to speed, and easily find information.

Thanks and can't wait to get some gaming details!

I will try my best to keep the links updated as much as possible! (Mods are welcome to help!)

GAME LINKS/REVIEWS:

Gaming Video Links:

Crysis 2:

Gamer:

Advanced:

Hardcore:

Starcraft 2:

Medium:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Thgb8ikjvag

High:

Ultra:

Black Ops:

Max Settings 4x AA:

Max Settings 16x AA:

Dragon Age 2:

Medium Settings /w High Res. Textures:

High Settings /w High Res. Textures:

Very High Settings /w High Res. Textures:

Rift:

Medium Preset Settings:

High Preset Settings:

Ultra Preset Settings:

Bulletstorm:

Medium Settings:

High Settings:

Brink (video by Stevenowens)

YouTube - BRINK GAMEPLAY ALIENWARE M14X MAX SETTINGS

Gaming Tweaks:

Crysis 2 Advance Graphic Config Tool.

The M14x can play on the extreme config at about 21-25 fps stock. With overclock to 750/1000 it can maintain close to 30 fps. With this tool, you can remove FSAA, MSAA and AF and maintain well over 30fps. More like 34-40fps at extreme config.

inCrysis - Crysis Forums / Crysis 2 Advanced Graphics Options Application

This thread describes the tool and the download link is included. As always, please scan for viruses as TechInferno is not responsible for any malware your machine incurs while installing 3rd party apps.

Best Wishes,

StevenX

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Good idea, it can serve as a thread for game tweaks and vids.

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Crysis 2 Advance Graphic Config Tool.

The M14x can play on the extreme config at about 21-25 fps stock. With overclock to 750/1000 it can maintain close to 30 fps. With this tool, you can remove FSAA, MSAA and AF and maintain well over 30fps. More like 34-40fps at extreme config.

inCrysis - Crysis Forums / Crysis 2 Advanced Graphics Options Application

This thread describes the tool and the download link is included. As always, please scan for viruses as TechInferno is not responsible for any malware your machine incurs while installing 3rd party apps.

Best Wishes,

StevenX

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Okay, so my tech knowledge is solid, but not on any type of uber level. My question is regqrding the Witcher and to a lesser extent Grand Theft Auto IV. Has Nybody he actually mangaged to get them running properly?

In the case pf both games I have been stuck with low res textures, something i imagine is an issue inherent to the Optimus, but perhaps somebody he knows a way around it.

If anybody has altered their ini file to put different drivers on and can test either of those two games, that would also be worth a look.

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Crysis 2 Advance Graphic Config Tool.

The M14x can play on the extreme config at about 21-25 fps stock. With overclock to 750/1000 it can maintain close to 30 fps. With this tool, you can remove FSAA, MSAA and AF and maintain well over 30fps. More like 34-40fps at extreme config.

inCrysis - Crysis Forums / Crysis 2 Advanced Graphics Options Application

This thread describes the tool and the download link is included. As always, please scan for viruses as TechInferno is not responsible for any malware your machine incurs while installing 3rd party apps.

Best Wishes,

StevenX

thanks added quote to OP

Black Ops:

Max Settings 4x AA:

Max Settings 16x AA:

Dragon Age 2:

Medium Settings /w High Res. Textures:

High Settings /w High Res. Textures:

Very High Settings /w High Res. Textures:

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@ragingazn628 hey men you put a video on youtube

is funny your camera in on toilet paper right? LMAO

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Added to OP:

Rift:

Medium Preset Settings:

High Preset Settings:

Ultra Preset Settings:

Bulletstorm:

Medium Settings:

High Settings:

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Homefront Benchmark - System Settings: 2630qm @ 103.1 bclk, 555 1.5 @ 750/900, driver 170.61 whql. PHSYX set to auto detect and went active in game (notification window)

Game settings, DX9, all high, all visual options enabled (only vsync disabled), no AA or AF, 1366x768 (native)

Full 32 man session, Battle Commander, ping @100ms or less

2011-05-05 22:54:04 - HOMEFRONT

Frames: 26113 - Time: 430579ms - Avg: 60.646 - Min: 43 - Max: 81

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Homefront Benchmark - System Settings: 2630qm @ 103.1 bclk, 555 1.5 @ 750/900, driver 170.61 whql. PHSYX set to auto detect and went active in game (notification window)

Game settings, DX9, all high, all visual options enabled (only vsync disabled), no AA or AF, 1366x768 (native)

Full 32 man session, Battle Commander, ping @100ms or less

2011-05-05 22:54:04 - HOMEFRONT

Frames: 26113 - Time: 430579ms - Avg: 60.646 - Min: 43 - Max: 81

Oooh awesome results. I need to run those games after finals. BTW did you re-apply your own thermal paste?

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Not yet.. I haven't had time. If I do that, nobody will stand a chance to defeat me on benches.. lol

well I can't get past 800 / 1050 for the GPU so... I play games stable at 760 / 1050 - which is great. I do all my gameplay vids at the OC

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Not yet.. I haven't had time. If I do that, nobody will stand a chance to defeat me on benches.. lol

... especially 3DMark06. Sorry, had to. :D

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Homefront Again - Same settings as before, all high, no vsync, no aa/af. 1366x768 native. Here are 5 games, physx on gpu and then on cpu. No real difference. MP maps, 32 man Battlecommander or GC maps.

2011-05-06 23:02:53 - HOMEFRONT

Frames: 17750 - Time: 279039ms - Avg: 63.611 - Min: 34 - Max: 162 physx on gpu

2011-05-06 23:10:47 - HOMEFRONT

Frames: 16098 - Time: 281863ms - Avg: 57.113 - Min: 40 - Max: 80 physx on gpu

2011-05-06 23:16:28 - HOMEFRONT

Frames: 39355 - Time: 711646ms - Avg: 55.301 - Min: 29 - Max: 78 physx on gpu

2011-05-06 23:32:10 - HOMEFRONT

Frames: 30603 - Time: 486489ms - Avg: 62.906 - Min: 35 - Max: 89 physx on cpu

2011-05-06 23:41:24 - HOMEFRONT

Frames: 36489 - Time: 638293ms - Avg: 57.167 - Min: 35 - Max: 75 physx on cpu

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Baseclock of the processor, before it gets multiplied.

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Used to be called the front side bus till Intel's I-series came out. First generation 133 default for mobile, 100 for second generation.

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Uploading the first BRINK gameplay vid for the m14x now.. :) Credits to techinferno cause you guys are DA BOMB!

40 MINUTES REMAINING on the upload...

StevenX

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