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Thinkpad T420 and Vanilla

So, I've been thinking about buying a t420 for some time now, and finally decided to go for it. My only concern at this point is it's performance in Vanilla WoW. Not interested in other games, just our beloved holy grail.

I'm used to playing on 1920x1200 external display on maximum graphics settings, and since 420 has pretty poor gpu, I'm concerned if I'm gonna be comfortable playing wow on it. There are two options for gpus - Intel HD3000 or NVidia NVS4200. Both are low grade, and I couldn't find any articles or youtube videos about running vanilla on these gpus. Can anybody provide some meaningful insight into what to expect from these cards?

Thanks in advance for any help!

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From what i could gather the NVS4200M should be equal to GT520M which is the consumer version from Nvidia. I could not find any information about vanilla but some people have reported 40+fps on high settings (don't know if its 1080p or 720p) with the wotlk client which is more demanding then the vanilla client so you can probably expect better results there.

 

In any case if i had to choose between the HD3000 and the NVS4200 i'd go for the Nvidia card.

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I had to run intel HD2500 for a while after I killed my GTX 550Ti.

With a 1280x1024 display, these are the things it could handle at an acceptable framerate: Hitman Absolution, Borderlands, TESO, Dishonored, wow as far as Cata (haven't tried further), LoL.
Borderlands and TESO were set to medium-ish. The rest was at least high.

Things it could NOT handle: Watchdogs (lowest resolution and no details gave me 10-16 FPS), Wildstar (5 FPS at any settings higher than "so low that the game looks like an oil painting").

So a HD3000 can probably run maxed vanilla on a larger display :P. Though modern thinkpads are crap. Oh gone are the glory days of T60.
 

Edited by Xaverius
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