Can Razer Blade 2013 still run mainstream games?

Discussion in 'Systems' started by songQIE, Apr 16, 2016.

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  1. ThHee

    ThHee Member

    I own a Razer blade 2013, the very first generation of 14-inch blade. It's got a GTX 765M graphic card and a Haswell i7 CPU, which is below the system requirements of many mainstream games. But since the display is a TN display with 1600*900 resolution, I don't need a really high graphic quality (they look the same on my poor TN display)
    So I tried to play Fallout 4, Far cry4, GTA5, and ACU and they all worked pretty well (with middle graphic setting). So I'm not sure if I should get a new PC or not. My blade can still run many games even it is below their minimum system requirements. Maybe this 765M card can still hold on for some time? What's your opinion guys?

    Games that I'm looking forward to playing: metal gear solid v, mirror's edge.
     
  2. Razer Blade 14 2016 is looking awesome, or stealth and core combo ( I don't recommend with current issues with stealth). If you need portability or prefer laptops, go with the 2016 blade or 2015 is just as good...2015---->2016 isn't that big of upgrade aside from better cooling, chroma keyboard and usb-c/thunderbolt 3 port. However, I think the blade 2013 is outdated especially with a TN panel, 1600x900 and a GTX 765m. You're better off upgrading unless you don't have the money. Hold off a year and get the Blade 2017, should be a MUCH better upgrade in terms of internals and graphics powers :)
     
  3. ThHee

    ThHee Member

    Thank you for your suggestion. Yeah I know my blade is kinda outdated. I'm just hoping I can get a really nice gaming pc and use it for like three or four years.
     
  4. VikariousOne

    VikariousOne Well-Known Member

    I personally use the Blade 14 2015. If you want to keep it for 3 or 4 years, I recommend getting the 2015 model since it has a a major discount on the Razer site right now and the 970m is fairly powerful. But for true future-proofing, I'd recommend the Blade 14 2016 or Blade Stealth, since both have support for the Core and the GPU can easily be upgraded and it can last for a VERY long time.
     
  5. @songQIE gaming of would be best for your buck and performance/upgrading. However, if you want gaming on the go or gaming at home and portability elsewhere, the core + stealth or blade 2016 is the way to go.
     
  6. mintouch

    mintouch Active Member

    I'm using RZBS for entry-level gaming with integrated graphics but It is sure that I have to buy core and proper graphics card.
     
  7. ThHee

    ThHee Member

    I just realized that blade 2015 and 2016 have the same graphic card.

    You are right. I think I will just wait one more year and see what the next gen of blade and blade stealth look like.

    How do you feel about the stealth? Is it good or is there any issues you found?
     
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  8. VikariousOne

    VikariousOne Well-Known Member

    Yeah lol. The graphics card is still really good. But keep in mind the Thunderbolt 3 port and core compatibility as it is very important for future proofing (god I hate that term).
     
  9. ThHee

    ThHee Member

    Yeah. I think if I'm buying a core I will go with stealth, or just buying the blade 2016 itself.
     
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