The gaming world is literally falling over themselves to get their hands on Bungie’s Sci-fi shooter Destiny 2 as the sequel shoots to the top of the UK gaming charts following its release and with more Sci-fi shooting action than you can handle, you could be looking for the best gaming laptop to run Destiny 2 on…
Don’t panic, we have been at it again and the team has crowned our champion while giving some fantastic options for those that are looking to keep their shopping on a budget.
Best Gaming Laptop for Playing Destiny 2 – ASUS GX501VI ROG Zephyrus
Destiny 2 enters the laptop gaming market with a host of high demands that need to be met if you are going to be able to enjoy the true gaming experience that developers Bungie intended and for that, we are pulling out the big gun!
The ASUS GX501VI ROG Zephyrus forms part of an impressive collection of ASUS gaming laptops that have taken over the market and with the lure of being the thinnest gaming laptop on the market to be packing a very impressive dedicated Nvidia GTX1080 Max-Q 8GB graphics card capable of true 4K gaming.
While power is always going to dominate the requirements when it comes to finding the best gaming laptop for any game, ASUS has stepped up their offering with a stunning 120Hz G-Sync screen that will deliver your visuals with crystal clear clarify perfectly across a 17-inch screen.
With brilliance, unfortunately, comes a healthy price tag too, meaning that this one is less for those that are looking to just buy a gaming laptop to solely place Destiny 2 and more for avid gamers that aren’t afraid of entering the PC gaming market with more firepower than North Korea!
A breath-taking option for those that want a gaming laptop capable of running every PC game on the market right now and for years to come, but a must for any gamer that wants to bury themselves in the action like never before.
I want BIG performance but a smaller price!
Second Place – MSI GS73 VR Stealth Pro 4K
With the hefty price tag that the ASUS has attached to it, we know that the vast majority of our readers are looking for something that is a little more affordable without having to compromise on gaming quality, so here’s the perfect one for you.
Powered by the latest generation of Intel Core i7 processor and coupled with the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 graphics processor, the MSI GS73 is more than able to step up to the challenge of the latest gaming titles that you could be interested in playing.
Again, the visual experience is out of this world thanks to the fact that you can achieve 4K gaming settings without too much of an impact to your FPS but you will have to take a slight reduction on the image quality than you would get from our champion, but the difference is minimal in many cases.
Packing 16GB of DDR4 SDRAM, True Colour Technology and clocking in at 2.6Ghz into a more affordable gaming laptop that is still more powerful than you will need to play the leading PC gaming titles, it’s one of the more popular choices here in our offices.
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Best Gaming Laptop Under 1000 for Destiny 2 – Medion Erazer X7847
Continuing our testing to ensure that we can suggest the best gaming laptops for playing Destiny 2 while still catering for those on a budget, we crowned our best under 1000 category winner too and it’s one that not too many will have heard about before.
The Medion Erazer is a popular choice for gamers that are looking for high-performance option but with a price point that is a little easier on your bank, however, we believe that this is a fantastic choice that is underrated from what we have seen.
Boasting the must have 17.3-inch, high-performance screen the Erazer is a great option for those that aren’t looking to play Destiny 2 on Ultra settings and is willing to come down a little in order to magnify their gaming performance.
While there does have to be some slight reduction in the graphical demands that the game commands, you will still be locked into the action on a laptop that surpasses the minimum requirements right across the board, including blowing the graphic card requirement out of the galaxy thanks to the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 6GB hiding inside.
With more than enough performance and power to run the games that you want and any that are set to follow in the next few years, priced below the 1000 price point, this is an impressive piece of kit for those shopping on a tighter budget.
Destiny 2 Minimum PC Requirements
For those of you that are thinking about trying to get into the Sci-fi action that Destiny 2 has to offer, you will want to make sure that your PC or gaming laptop meets the minimum requirements for running the game before buying, so here’s what you need to know.
- Minimum CPU: Intel Core i3-3250 3.5GHz or AMD FX-4350
- Minimum GPU: GeForce GTX 660 or Radeon HD 7850
- Minimum RAM: 6GB + 2GB VRAM
- Minimum OS: Windows 7 64-bit
- Minimum HDD: 40GB
- Direct X: DX 11
While the minimum requirements are designed to give you an indication as to whether your computer is capable of running the game, we strongly recommend that you look to upgrade any components that match the minimums required to allow for better performance.
For example, Destiny 2 developers Bungie recommend that you run their game with a Nvidia GeForce GTX 970 graphics card or above.