There are a lot of gaming laptop choices out there if you are going to buy one. Different brands, different processors, different graphics and the list to confuse you goes on and on. But if you really are going to get a gaming laptop, you have got to focus on its power that is, the processor, the RAM, which actually maximise the performance of your gadget.
As far as the processors are concerned, there are two brands which complete a major part of the gaming market. They are AMD and Intel. Intel, with its i7 version, and especially after the release of Skylake and Kabylake processors, has left AMD far behind in the race. The Kabylake processor is the successor to the Skylake processor. Ensuring better and smoother performance, it also provides support for USB 3.1 port which helps in data transfer and provides better connectivity. It has been a noted result that after a certain amount of time the type of CPU has a limited amount of credit to the frame rates of the game. The rest goes to your GPU and the memory.
Memory is generally classified into two categories which are DDR (Double Data Rate) and GDDR (Graphical Double Data Rate). The more memory you have, the more quickly the CPU can access your data and the better the output will be. The maximum capacity of DDR is DDR4 while the maximum standard for GDDR is GDDR5X.
Another thing, which is gaining the popularity of the gaming geeks around the globe is Solid State Drives (SSD). However HDDs are still in use, people have started to prefer SSDs because of their lower risks to shocks, they make much less noise and as pretty fast as four to five times compared to HDDs, but SDDs are quite costly as compared to HDDs.
Last but not the least, graphics card is one of the most, if not the most, an important part of the laptop which will determine how powerful a gaming laptop is. Currently, there are two major companies dealing with the manufacturing of GPU namely, AMD and NVIDIA. When the GPU is combined with the whole design, it is known as Graphics card.
So there are many factors which you have to take into account before choosing powerful gaming laptops. One such example is…
- Has 7th generation Intel (2.8-3.8 GHz) Kabylake i7-7700 HQ Quad core processor, which is possibly the highest standard for a processor right now.
- Uses GDDR5 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (NVIDIA Optimus) graphics card. Again at the highest standards.
- A DDR4 2400 MHz 16 GB RAM. DDR4 is the maximum standard DDR available in the market.
- Is completed with an M.2 SATA SSD of 512 GB.
This may be a 14-inch laptop, but is still one of the most powerful gaming laptops ever made by Gigabyte or any other brand. Popular brands which are known for making powerful gaming laptop are MSI, ASUS, Acer, Alienware, Razer Inc., and of course Gigabyte.