Hi community - I was interested in your thoughts on this.
I’ve got the Framework 13 Ryzen 7840U model on preorder. In most regards this laptop is perfect for me - solid Linux support, and I like the form factor of the smaller laptop. I’ve been an XPS 13 user for years and this feels like the natural progression.
I’m not really a gamer except for Cities Skylines 1, which plays just fine on my XPS 13 (i7 7560U with no GPU).
I’m excited about Cities Skylines 2 and wondering if I’ll be able to play it on my new Framework. They say the minimum requirement is a Radeon RX 470 and according to this: 780M vs RX 470 [6-Benchmark Showdown] it is a slightly higher spec than the integrated GPU.
I’m not really interested in the Framework 16 even though I know it would be an easy solution, since gaming is such a small part of what I will use the laptop for. What other options are available to me? I see eGPUs don’t really work yet. If you were me, would you just buy the game and dial down all the graphics settings and hope for the best?