I'm going to study computer games tech in 2015. My question is will i need to take my desktop? or will a laptop be enough? or should i take both?
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- 13-07-2014 22:41
- 14-07-2014 23:10
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- 15-07-2014 09:47
It's unlikely that you will be writing games anywhere near as complex as big commercial titles, so I wouldn't worry about speed too much.
A laptop is definitely good enough. I would get one with discrete graphics (even low end ones) just because they support graphics APIs better than the Intel driver.
I tried doing some OpenGL programming on an Intel GPU, and gave up and switched to NVIDIA because the Intel driver just doesn't support a lot of things.
All modern NVIDIA GPUs have the same driver, so you don't need a high end GPU (unless you also want to use it to play games). They all support the same features.