Good laptops to play FAF on. Any recommendations?
I've played FAF on numerous laptops and they all have the same problem: downclocking due to heat or excessive power usage. In turn, the sim rate just drops and even on Seton's you become the reason why the game is running at -1 or -2 without that much going on. When you perform underclocking and / or using a fan pad to cool it down as much as you can then you are merely delaying the problem.
If I had the money I'd just buy a small computer to play FAF on .
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Clunky and big? Maybe, but rock solid performance otherwise.
Get the best CPU you can get your hands on. Im using a Laptop (XMG P507 2017) with a 7700 HQ just fine, but it is a heavy laptop with proper (and loud) cooling system.
Find a second-hand Alienware or something. They're more than powerful enough, the higher-end ones comes with a 17" screen and the cooling isn't compromised because of thin-and-light-at-all-costs.
Just get a gaming laptop with a good CPU, probably intel for that single core action. I had success playing supcom on laptops with good CPUs and not gaming GPUs but not that much with gaming laptops that have higher level gaming GPUs.
I have been playing Setons just fine on an HP Envy X360 15 with a Ryzen 7 4700u (which is a slim laptop with a 15 watt CPU). I'm never the slowest person in the game (and I don't think i've noticed it going behind +0).
I suspect any Intel tiger lake or AMD renoir CPU will handle the game just fine. There have been some decent advances in mobile CPU tech in the past 12-24 months so I'd say a lot of the hearsay about them not working well for FAF is outdated.
I've the same laptop as Arkansas. They're a very nice machine for the money.
Not being the slowest doesn't mean jack shit when we don't know what other players were there... 90% of the games are hosted with obvious laggers in them.