What ruins my game performance?

Freebellion

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Hey. I have been having problems with the latest games although I consider my laptop to be quite powerful. So what nerfs my gaming performance? I have issues with shadows, texture filtering... Games like Crysis can only be run at lowerst graphics settings although Half-Life 2 and its episodes run fine throughout on higherst settings. Main problem is shadows.

Acer Aspire 8530
64 bit Win 7
16:9 1680x945 18.4''
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3650 (ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3200 integrated)
4GB of RAM
AMD Turion X2 Ultra Dual-Core Mobile ZM-82 2.2MHz

So what ruins my gameplay? Or maybe there is another factor?
 

gnomio

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Your running modern games on ancient hardware. Laptops ain't cut out for gaming. Even Dell try to throw some miniature versions of gaming hardware onto their jobbies and charge a arm and a leg for it they still don't compare to a desktop pc.

Your laptop ain't even one for gaming I suspect.
 

Freebellion

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As far as I know, laptops have nothing but mobile ones. I did know that ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3650 is not a great one but is it really that bad? What are the newest ones?
 

Freebellion

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There's a wake-up call. Allright, thanks for the replys. Too bad they don't make the graphics cards upgradeable on laptops. I assume the rest of the specs are quite okay, no?
 

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That's is the Alienware Mx-17. Comes with a 6970Cf setup or a 6990m gpu.
Goes for about 1300usd Mx-18 goes for 2300usd
 
Even when Half Life 2 was released, it did not require a powerful card to play the game. It's actually one of those few good FPS games that didn't bring your system to it's knees.

Crysis was released back in what... late 2007? It is still considered to be one of the more demanding games ever released.
 

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