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how much better is the 6990M comparing to 6970M?

post #1 of 6
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hi all!

I'm on my final step to place the order of the alienware M17x!

and $1849 is really on my limit! like how the 6970m is almost %80 faster than the 6870m, the so I wonder if it worth it to add an extra $100 for a 6990M!

grazie
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post #2 of 6
Its the same difference as a 6850 vs a 6870 (as those are their desktop counterparts) - I would definitely go for the upgrade if its only an extra $100 as with gaming thats whats going to matter the most. It's usually ~ 10 - 15% difference

Check out this article, it reviews the 6850 and 6870 which should give you a good overview on about what to expect from both video cards - both of them will give good frames at native resolution - but seeing that it matches the 580m, I would go for it.
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post #3 of 6
Actually, AMD claims it beats the GTX 580M by about 25% so I'd say it would be worth it since the 6970M is similar to the GTX 580M if I'm not mistaken. Basically it's about believing AMD's numbers or not...
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post #4 of 6
definitely worth it, you're a long ways away from bottlenecking even a 2630qm, so a graphics card upgrade is the most effective spot to put your dollars. A definite yes.
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post #5 of 6
Its worth it
post #6 of 6
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thank you people, the order is delayed to save an extra $100 for the 6990M
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