In this post we will analyze the system requirements and the best laptops for Spintires: MudRunner, one of the best offroad simulation games
Are you looking to run Spintires: MudRunner in your laptop? Check our list of the best laptops for Spintires: MudRunner, featuring an analysis of this simulation’s system requirements for laptops.
Spintires: MudRunner: What is New?
I am a big fan of car and trucks simulation games, and we have previously analyzed a few of them before on Value Nomad. Some of them worth mentioning are Euro Truck Simulator 2 and BeamNG.Drive. Today we will analyze Spintires: MudRunner, one of the best selling offroad simulators currently available on Steam.
The story behind Spintires itself is quite interesting. It started in 2013, on Kickstarter. After being able to secure a good amount of money through this crowdfunding platform, the game was out in 2014. It became an instant success, as it is pretty innovative and there were very few games which could remotely be similar to the experience that Spintires offered.
Fast forward to late 2017 and the new release of Spintires: MudRunner once again had a huge success on Steam. The game has all the ingredients for a best-seller: it is fun, dynamic and it looks awesome. Not only that, the game is extremely light. I was extremely surprised to know that the initial download file was under 1 GB.
Spintires: MudRunner laptop requirements
Now let’s get to the system requirements for Spintires: MudRunner. According to Steam you need a Pentium Dual Core with a clock frequency of at least 2.0 GHz to run Spintires. On top of that need a NVIDIA GeForce 9600 GT or equivalent and 2 GB RAM. Those are the minimum requirements. The NVIDIA GeForce 920M is a mobile card with a benchmark pretty similar to the 9600 GT. As for the laptop CPU, any i3 from the 6th generation (or superior) will do the trick.
If we analyze the recommended settings, the situation is a bit different. For a desktop you will need a Intel Core 2 Duo 2.5GHz or equivalent, 4 GB RAM, and a GeForce GTX 470 or anything above that. Comparing to laptop hardware with similar benchmark I would recommend the same, anything above an i3 from the 6th generation of Intel chips. As for GPUs, I would recommend a GTX 950M or above. However, you will be able to run it decently with less GPU processing than a 950M.
Considering the system requirements, we can say that Spintires: MudRunner is pretty light. Most probably you will be able to run it in nicely in mostly mid range laptops released in 2018.
Let’s check now our list of the best laptops for Spintires: MudRunner available in 2018.
Dell Inspiron 15 5000 5577 Gaming Laptop - (15.6" Full HD (1920x1080), Intel Quad-Core i5-7300HQ Processor, 1TB HDD, 8GB DDR4 DRAM, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 4GB VRAM, Windows 10
This Dell gaming laptop is extremely affordable considering its hardware setup. Some of its hardware highlights are the 8GB 2400MHz DDR4, and the 7th Generation Intel Core i5-7300HQ, which is a quad core processor.
Acer Nitro 5 Gaming Laptop, Intel Core i5-7300HQ, GeForce GTX 1050 Ti, 15.6" Full HD, 8GB DDR4, 256GB SSD, AN515-51-55WL
The Acer Nitro series is a good alternative if you don’t want too spend too much with some of the Acer Predator models. This specific model has a pretty good hardware setup, featuring the Core i5-7300HQ processor and the NVIDIA GeForce 1050 Ti video card. It can easily run Spintires: MudRunner and most games released in 2017
HP Pavilion Power 15" IPS Display NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Gaming Laptop, Intel Quad Core i7-7700HQ Processor, 16GB DDR4 RAM, 1TB hard drive, 128GB solid-state drive, Windows 10 64 bit home (15-cb077nr, Black)
This HP laptop is currently one of the most affordable laptops powered by the Core i7-7700HQ. This Intel chip is one of the most popular among gamers, as it is relatively inexpensive, but it has an extremely powerful benchmark. Other than that, this is one of the latest release from HP, and a great option for gamers.
ASUS FX503VD 15.6” FHD Powerful Gaming Laptop, Intel Core i5-7300HQ Quad-core 2.5GHz (Turbo up to 3.5GHz) Processor, GTX 1050 , 1TB FireCuda SSHD, 8GB DDR4, Windows 10 Home
We could certainly not let ASUS out of our list of the best laptops for Spintires: MudRunner. This laptop is extremely versatile, and has a very good hardware setup for gamers. Among its highlights we can mention the Intel Core i5-7300HQ quad core processor, and the GTX 1050 video card.
MSI GL62M 7RD-1407 15.6" Full HD Thin and Light Performance Gaming Laptop i5-7300HQ GTX 1050 2G 8GB 256GB SSD Win10 SteelSeries Keys
MSI is one of my favorite brands, especially when it comes to gaming. This is a pretty affordable MSI model, but it still has a very powerful hardware. Its design is also pretty thin, so it is a great choice if portability is your priority.
Do you have any of the laptops above or you are considering buying one? Leave your thoughts and questions on the comment box below.