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ASUS's new PN50 be a good entry gaming PC?

Discussion in 'General' started by dansmith50, 16 Jul 2020.

  1. dansmith50

    dansmith50 New Member

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    hamza_tm Well-Known Member

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    I’d be wary on the basis that it’s a mobile chipset with integrated graphics - granted it’s a Ryzen model and they’re decent. My gut says you won’t enjoy any AAA games on there, but older ones should be fine.
     
  3. Anfield

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    Good enough for stuff like Cs:Go, Minecraft, Fortnite etc at 1080p...

    But yeah, recent AAA wouldn't run without extreme compromises in resolution and image quality.
     
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    That's a great news, anyone know what will the price of the pc
     
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    Guess I'll be that guy and say no, those are not going to be good for gaming.

    They are barebones (no RAM, no HDD, no OS) so add another £150 onto the price for RAM and the SSD at minimum. The base Ryzen 3 model won't be able to game, the R7 4700U can run most things at low settings around 30fps and it can run stuff like Counter Strike at 60fps, but then you're looking at spending £500 to get it up and running, assuming you already have an OS.

    Most of the internet PC shops (Scan, Overclockers, PC Specialist etc) will sell you a complete entry level gaming PC for £550 to £650, usually with a GTX1650 in it. That will offer much better performance at 1080p than the Vega 7 chip in these little ASUS boxes. More importantly a year down the line you can change the CPU and/or GPU to something faster if you want to, instead of being stuck with the integrated GPU on the Ryzen mobile chip.

    As a small work machine they look pretty good, or even a behind the TV media centre, but I wouldn't want to try gaming on one.
     
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    Yeah, at £650 you can get fairly decent gaming laptops even.
     

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