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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 For the 6490M I couldn't even use official drivers since they refuse to work with Intel CPU's, and I can only use outdated ones from Dell, not to mention the manual switching graphics is madly irritating as I need to manually set every single application.

Found your problem for you.
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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.

That's only because it's true. Performance and image-quality wise ATI is great, their drivers just suck.
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Spoken like someone that hasn't used an AMD card since they were ATI.

If by "since they were ATI" you mean dual 5870's, then yes.
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post #13 of 25
What other brand is better?

Clevo?....pshhh please...those are worse.

Alienware and Clevo are basically the only options when it comes to high end gaming laptops.
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post #14 of 25
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6990M - $0
580M - $75
Not having to use ATI's crappy drivers - Priceless

Maybe you're not installing the drivers correctly. I personally never had a problem with ATI/AMD unified drivers.
 
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Since they can put these powerful GPUs on laptop mobos, why aren't they doing it to desktop mobos?
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post #16 of 25
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If by "since they were ATI" you mean dual 5870's, then yes.

I haven't had an issue with my 6850s.
post #17 of 25
I'm using AMD's mobile drivers right now with the 6770m and I must say that I have absolutely no problems with the automatic switching or with any of the software in general. Performance is great with all games I have played and my experience with the software is comparable to what I have seen with my Nvidia GTX 460 based desktop.
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post #18 of 25
I tried customizing an alienware laptop but the price for the gtx 580M over 6990m still says $600...am I missing something? I tried on the M17x and M18X...
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post #19 of 25
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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.

Found your problem for you.

And Dell owns alienware. Only making his point stronger.
post #20 of 25
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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.

I can't use official drivers for my 540m either, if I want to keep Optimus functionality.
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