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Re: Yoga 2 Pro Gaming

2014-02-26, 2:07 AM

I am still waiting for your benchmark results. 

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Re: Yoga 2 Pro Gaming

2014-02-27, 7:37 AM

I really like my Yoga 2 Pro, but wouldn't really consider it for any kind of serious gaming. I guess you can turn all the settings down and get some games to play at an playable frame rate, but it just not really built for that.I'm sure it probably a little better than I give it credit for, Intel intergrated graphics aremuch improved.

 

My Asus G750JH handles all gaming and serious computing power needs.

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Re: Yoga 2 Pro Gaming

2014-02-27, 11:35 AM

i got my home pc for gaming and it's a beast but for my  experience with yoga2pro gaming on small lan partys i've been forced to take it instead of PC:

 

Hearthstone - game made with touchscreen in mind. mostly i play in window, low settings. far from smooth 60fps on pc. totally playable but hey - its card game.

 

Civ V - forced to be run at native resolution and its forcing low settings and choppy scrolling - not really pleasant but playable (good enough for playing from bed :P )

 

Borderlands 2 - playable. most settings or either low or lowest and 1600x900 but it kicking about 40fps. 

 

League of Legends - few problems with text scalling - don't know why but all text are scalling with windows UI - 200%. at 1600x900 and everything on low i'm getting smooth 60fps but i've needed to turn off player names for example.

 

others less played games - i run them just for test so i cannot say for sure they run like this all the time:

Killing floor - smooth even on high - it's olb but extremely fun game

Mortal Kombat - little bit choppy. low settings

Street Fighter X Tekken (and IV arcade) - extremely well running game. one of the best optimized games i ever seen - 740fps on my pc, about 140 max on Yoga.

Sonic and Sega All stars Racing Transformed (not the original) - good optimized and smoothly running game - fun on external screen with 4 xbox pads plugged in. 

Grid2 - intel optimized game - running well but not on highest setting (obviously)

 

i'm not using anything to monitor my framerate (not on yoga) so everything (besides LOL) is more my experience but i can notice a difference between 15, 30 and 60 fps easly. 

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Re: Yoga 2 Pro Gaming

2014-02-27, 15:42 PM
Thought I would chime in on this thread as well since I have received a grand total of 1 reply on mine and of course no word from lenovo.

Basically, the Intel graphics driver seems to lack the ability to scale to full screen while running the native 3200x1800 resolution and trying to run a game using DX11. DX9 games seem to have no issue.

The biggest offender I have seen so far is Civ 5. It has a touch mode, which defaults to DX11, which means it will never scale to the display size unless you do some ridiculous work arounds. It is too slow for me at native 3200x1800 resolution, and at 1600x900 (which is the obvious choice) it turns into a small box in the middle of the screen.

This seems like a fairly large issue to me and has become the major drawback for me of such a high res display.

I tried to install updated Intel drivers from Intels site directly to see if it would help (they have a newer version available then lenovo) but I got an error message saying the drivers were not verified for my device.
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Re: Yoga 2 Pro Gaming

2014-02-28, 0:57 AM

Thanks man!

Finally some sort of 1st hand gaming test.

Great job! I'd love to see more.

Btw, how do the steam games do?

Also, how does LOL perform under medium setting? What about dota 2? Hearthstone in medium or high setting?(since it's a card game, it should be fine under high right?)

 

Oh, and if you have Diablo3, can you run a test one that as well?

 

Thanks!

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Re: Yoga 2 Pro Gaming

2014-02-28, 1:07 AM

Hey I can respond about hearthstone, havent tried LoL or DotA though.

 

I run Hearthstone at 1600x900 on High settings and it runs just fine. No display scaling issues with it and it actually controls quite well with the touch screen. I just dont think this hardware is really up to the task of running any 3d games smoothly at full 3200x1800 resolution.

 

As for some other games, I have ran some through steam, Banished runs really well at 1600x900, although since it uses DX11, it doesnt scale properly, and when I tried to switch it to DX9 I had some issues.

 

I have also run Pinball FX2 through steam, which runs really nicely at 1600x900, but does not have touch controls. There is a windows store version availabe, but it is locked to your display resolution which is frustrating, but it does have touch controls.

 

As for other games, I haven't tried much. Civ 5 would run fine at 1600x900 with low to mid settings, but it has major display scaling issues when using DX11 and touch controls. And running at 3200x1800 just leaves the framerate too slow to be acceptable.

 

One other thing I have tried that runs quite nicely is Steam In Home Streaming from my desktop PC. However, I dont know if the network card in the yoga 2 pro is strong enough to support the streaming as I noticed some frame drops and other cut outs, although that might be due to in home streaming still being in beta. Otherwise, there was hardly any input lag and it worked quite nicely. I should add though that my desktop PC is wired via gigabit ethernet into my router.

 

 

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Re: Yoga 2 Pro Gaming

2014-02-28, 2:28 AM

Thanks Mashuto!

 

Good to know!! I guess I will spend quite some time on Hearthstone then :)

 

And I hope Y2P can handle most of the indie games on steam (the ones are not graphic intensive). 

 

 

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Re: Yoga 2 Pro Gaming

2014-02-28, 2:38 AM

All the games I play on steam require me to scale down my resolution to 1600x900. Which is a total bummer, the whole point of having a new laptop with a great screen is to use it on videos and games.

 

I make due.

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Re: Yoga 2 Pro Gaming

2014-02-28, 3:33 AM

Nothing wrong with running 1600x900. As an avid PC gamers, I know that even my desktop would start to struggle with 3200x1800 resolutions. So I wasnt expecting anything greater. Honestly, my biggest frustration so far in terms of gaming is still the scaling isues.

 

As for indie games, I would imagine most of them would run just fine with the biggest hurdle being the super high screen resolution.

 

Edit: Thought I would add in here that I found a decent workaround for Civ 5. I cant take all the credit for this, but I did modify it slightly to work the way I was happy with.

- Change Resolution to 1920x1080 through intel control panel

- Then the resolution in game just needs to be below 1440x900 for it to scale to the display size. I chose 1366x768 as the best compromise as that matches the aspect ratio. Provides good performance at default settings, and still looks nice.

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Re: Yoga 2 Pro Gaming

2014-03-14, 18:00 PM

I am trying to play the new Hearthstone game on my Y2P, but because of its high resolution, I have to play it on the lowest graphics settings.   Even then it still gives me problems, so I had to lower the game resolution to 2048x1152.   If I go any lower the game will look too small.   I also went into the advanced power options and put the graphics card on max battery.

 

Does anyone know the best Y2P configuration to play PC games.   I know this is not a gaming laptop and I’m not expecting to play graphics intensive games, but was hoping to play games like WoW and Hearthstone.    Should I change the Y2P actual resolution to 1600x900 to play games and then switch it back to the normal resolution once I’m done playing?    It's just a bit annoying to have to switch back and forth like that.

 

Moderator Note; subject edited; post merged in. Was; Y2P - optimal settings for gaming

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