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Those of you in the market for an Alienware M17x R3 or M18x (and if you're looking for a gaming notebook, you should really be considering the M17x R3), NVIDIA has some great news for you. The GeForce GTX 580M, which in our testing competes with the AMD Radeon HD 6990M as the fastest mobile GPU on the market (and tends to split the difference), has received a drastic price cut over at Alienware that suddenly makes it much, much more competitive.

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$75 for an upgrade over the 6990M is perfectly fine in my book. biggrin.gif

Sorry if this is a repost...
     
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Its actually a free option to go from the 6990m to a 580m. I would have said upgrade, but I think the 6990m is the better mobile gpu..

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Its actually a free option to go from the 6990m to a 580m. I would have said upgrade, but I think the 6990m is the better mobile gpu..
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Dude. Dat Avvy, lol.
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Dude. Dat Avvy, lol.

If you compare the two at this site.. the 6990m beats the 580m at Metro 2033, BFBC2, Cod MW2; which are the games i play.. but then the 580m beats the 6990m at Black Ops, Dirt 3, Crysis 2.. They are about the same i guess
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$75 for an upgrade over the 6990M is perfectly fine in my book. biggrin.gif
Sorry if this is a repost...

How did you come to the conclusion that this would be an upgrade when even the part you quoted says that they are about equal?
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How did you come to the conclusion that this would be an upgrade when even the part you quoted says that they are about equal?

6990M - $0
580M - $75
Not having to use ATI's crappy drivers - Priceless
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6990M - $0
580M - $75
Not having to use ATI's crappy drivers - Priceless

Spoken like someone that hasn't used an AMD card since they were ATI.
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Spoken like someone that hasn't used an AMD card since they were ATI.

I'm pretty sure that Manyak bashes AMD drivers every chance he gets. I only casually browse these threads and it seems like that comment is pretty popular for him.

To be fair, my thinkpad had an AMD 'switchable' graphics chip and having to manually switch between performance and integrated modes is a huge pain. Optimus seems like a big win in the mobile department, despite it not getting a lot of traction.
    
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I'm pretty sure that Manyak bashes AMD drivers every chance he gets. I only casually browse these threads and it seems like that comment is pretty popular for him.
To be fair, my thinkpad had an AMD 'switchable' graphics chip and having to manually switch between performance and integrated modes is a huge pain. Optimus seems like a big win in the mobile department, despite it not getting a lot of traction.

No Optimus with SLI. What is the point?
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Honestly I can say I like Nvidia's mobile drivers better than AMD's. I owned a laptop with an AMD 6490M and now that I switched to one with an Nvidia, the difference is night and day. For the 6490M I couldn't even use official drivers since they refuse to work with Intel CPU's, and I can only use outdated ones from Dell, not to mention the manual switching graphics is madly irritating as I need to manually set every single application.
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