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DarkLogix
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Re: [Parts Check] EVGA GTX 670 for $369 at NCIX Good Deal?

said by Rifleman:

Maybe it's just the mobile versions are the same? I have a 570M.
Mobile versions are the same.
»forum.notebookreview.com/gaming-···70m.html

Mobile versions are always crap compared to the real ones.


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said by DarkLogix:

Mobile versions are always crap compared to the real ones.

Indeed I have a mobile GPU in my laptop, and they're underwhelming. They "work" for gaming but nothing fancy that's for sure.
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The 560ti is still popular enough that you can put it up on Ebay and get a decent price for it. Take that off your sale price and you got yourself a hell of a card at an awesome price.



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Ya there was a story on toms that mentioned that although the mobile might be named 570 or 670m its more like a 550/650 after all they have some tight power limits on laptop GPUs.



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said by Dissembled:

The 560ti is still popular enough that you can put it up on Ebay and get a decent price for it. Take that off your sale price and you got yourself a hell of a card at an awesome price.

I think Mrs. Quintron has her eye on my 560ti,

But I will selling it if she's not interested.
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said by DarkLogix:

Ya there was a story on toms that mentioned that although the mobile might be named 570 or 670m its more like a 550/650 after all they have some tight power limits on laptop GPUs.

There is a reason for this, even these tightly controlled GPUs burn through batteries like crazy. I can only get about ~3 hours of battery life on a six cell battery.
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Ya, I just wish that they'd not use the same naming as their desktop chips, of name it more accurately for how it performs.



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said by DarkLogix:

Ya, I just wish that they'd not use the same naming as their desktop chips, of name it more accurately for how it performs.

Agreed, even if they just named it something entirely different it would be better.

It seems a little disingenuous to name the Optimus/Discrete chips based on the performance cards.
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Yep.

I think once I had to explain that the mobile chip wasn't the same to someone, it was more painful to get the message across then you'd think.



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said by DarkLogix:

it was more painful to get the message across then you'd think.

I'm sure it was, even folks who know enough about this sometimes have unrealistic expectations of this stuff.
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said by El Quintron:

said by DarkLogix:

it was more painful to get the message across then you'd think.

I'm sure it was, even folks who know enough about this sometimes have unrealistic expectations of this stuff.

Ya they were "like" its a 6800 so it should be just as good as the 6800 in that desktop, no that's a 6800M its no where near as powerful as that desktop.


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said by El Quintron:

said by DarkLogix:

it was more painful to get the message across then you'd think.

I'm sure it was, even folks who know enough about this sometimes have unrealistic expectations of this stuff.

My 560M craps in GW2. Probably performs like a desktop GT 450, at least.
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said by Krisnatharok:

My 560M craps in GW2. Probably performs like a desktop GT 450, at least.

I have a GT540M in my Asus, it'll play Deux EX HR and FO:NV on Medium settings, what's the requirements for GW2?


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I get around 60 on Sniper Elite 2 with everything maxed at 1080 resolution and roughly the same with COD3 with my GTX570M. I was expecting better as I didn't know about the difference between desktop and mobile.



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COD3 is the same engine as MW2. Not GPU intensive at all.