03-15-2012 12:00 PM
Well, since the x220t hardware is already getting obsolete, I wanna make sure to buy this model at it´s peak of performace (for 3D modeling, CAD and games like Starcraft 2, Diablo 3, etc).
I did this topic sometime ago and didn´t gone with an clear answer: I was asking for the best config... 8Gb DDR3 1866MHz or 16Gb DDR3 1333MHz. for an x220t.
But, since the price drop of the RAM chipsets and the computer itself, I´m willing to buy the best config possible and don´t make my first laptop go too far behind.
So... 16Gb it´s really something for a gamer and 3D modeler? 8Gb with 1866MHz would be better than 16Gb?
Thanks for your time.
ps: I´m only willing to buy this thinkpad model... loved the tablet function.
03-21-2012 11:29 AM
I can't imagine you'll ever need more than 8gb for games like starcraft or diablo 3.
I can't comment on the CAD part. I suppose it would depend on how massive the files you're working with are, and how much multitasking you have going at the same time.
Getting a good SSD would probably be the first big boost in speed you'll see.
I can also say first hand, that this is not a gaming machine. I have run diablo 3 on my X220T (8gb RAM, SSD, i7), and it's fine at medium to high on single player, but I would imagine that in a full multiplayer game when the action starts really going crazy, you'll need to be on all low settings, or close to it.
I can run SWTOR fine on low settings (shadows off). FIFA 12, NBA 2K12, world of warcraft, and so on will all run fine, and can be turned up nicely. None of those will need more than 8 gigs of RAM either.
If you're thinking of getting 16 gigs of RAM to "future proof" it for gaming, you likely won't be able to run any of the games that would benefit from that anyways, only because the HD 3000 is pretty bad for gaming.
With all that said, I really love being able to turn the screen around for controller based games like FIFA, to have it right up close (keyboard behind it). Games that need only a mouse, like Civ 5, are also great in that regard, because you can play them in tablet mode, or tablet-with-a-built-in-stand mode and go touch screen with them.
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As you need information regarding availability and supported RAM for 3D modeling, CAD and games, please contact the lenovo pre-sales department and there the available representative will assist you .
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