Freeplay, normal difficulty
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A friend was curious how my minimum spec laptop would handle Anthem, so I decided to capture some video to show people. Nvidia Shadowplay was used to make the recordings. There was seemingly no FPS hit while doing so. For some reason it seems the FPS number was not recorded in the video.
My laptop specs are as follows;
Asus ROG G750JX (purchased October 2013)
Intel Core i7-4700HQ @2.4 GHz
16 gig of ram
Nvidia GTX 770m
The game was set to 1600x900 resolution, with a few options turned off, and overall settings set to low. (These appear at the start of the video.)
Games were played over public wireless connections. (Which will be much slower than a home connection.) It doesn’t seem to need a lot of bandwidth, which is good as most public connections aren’t the best.
In general it seems to run at an almost constant 20 FPS in free play and mission areas, but dipped heavily during an extremely intense boss fight.
This is one of two videos showing minimum spec laptop performance during the Anthem VIP weekend.
Overall, the game is surprisingly playable at minimum specs; if you can handle the lower frame rate and visual quality. Though if you can afford to, and you must play on laptop, I’d recommend upgrading to an Nvidia RTX 2060 or 2070 which should start appearing in the next few weeks, or catching a GTX 1060 or 1070 on sale as the older models are purged out of stock.
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NOTE: This was taken during the VIP test, which is an older build of Anthem. (Also the EA servers were absolutely hammered during this weekend.) It’s possible (though highly unlikely) performance could improve for the actual launch.
ALSO NOTE: Due to the 1600x900 resolution, difference in resolution to your viewing resolution (especially if you are upscaling), and compression in the video, actual visual quality in the video may be poorer than true gameplay.