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My problem is the price/performance of gaming laptops these days. I want to get a Gaming laptop but I noticed all the reasonable laptops only have a 560M which IMO sucks hard but if you want something with a 580m sli or a 6990 you will easily hit over $3000. I priced a laptop at alienware using a 580m sli & it was $3200 but with the 6990 it was $2700 but If I wanted a 560m if was less then $2000.

 

I went to bestbuy and they have an Asus gaming laptop with a 560m for $1200.00 but I am not sure if a 560m will even be good enough to run any good games.

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It performs well enough to not have to worry about performance, if you're playing on a 1366x768 resolution, for a while. It's based off the same core as the GTX 550ti, but at a lower clock, memory, and shader rate. So, if you want to get a general idea of it's performance, look at some 550ti reviews.

Also, it has Optimus, which basically lets you switch over to the Intel GPU when you're not gaming. I believe the GTX 560M is the best graphics card you can get that still lets you do this.
     
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The 560M is probably the best price/performance you'll get. It's not a bad card as far as laptops go, you should be able to run intensive games like BF3 and Skyrim on medium to high settings.

But if you want a real gaming laptop, check out sager.

http://www.sagernotebook.com/index.php?page=product_customed&model_name=NP8150

This is a base configuration with a 2670QM and a 6990. You can add a high gamut display, better processor, and a couple other goodies. They usually have more options, their site is a little weird right now. I'm only seeing 3 notebooks..usually there are more models at different price ranges. The have a model with the 560M, and they also have some SLI/crossfire configurations.

And if you have 3 grand to spend you can get an sb-e cpu in a notebook...
http://www.sagernotebook.com/index.php?page=product_info&model_name=NP9270
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It performs well enough to not have to worry about performance, if you're playing on a 1366x768 resolution, for a while. It's based off the same core as the GTX 550ti, but at a lower clock, memory, and shader rate. So, if you want to get a general idea of it's performance, look at some 550ti reviews.
Also, it has Optimus, which basically lets you switch over to the Intel GPU when you're not gaming. I believe the GTX 560M is the best graphics card you can get that still lets you do this.


The res on the laptops I have been looking at are 1920x1080 so I am not sure if a 560m at this res is good enough.

 

 

 

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The 560M is probably the best price/performance you'll get. It's not a bad card as far as laptops go, you should be able to run intensive games like BF3 and Skyrim on medium to high settings.

But if you want a real gaming laptop, check out sager.

http://www.sagernotebook.com/index.php?page=product_customed&model_name=NP8150

This is a base configuration with a 2670QM and a 6990. You can add a high gamut display, better processor, and a couple other goodies. They usually have more options, their site is a little weird right now. I'm only seeing 3 notebooks..usually there are more models at different price ranges. The have a model with the 560M, and they also have some SLI/crossfire configurations.

And if you have 3 grand to spend you can get an sb-e cpu in a notebook...
http://www.sagernotebook.com/index.php?page=product_info&model_name=NP9270

 

yes I have 3 grand to spend but I did not want to spend $3000 Was kind of hoping to stay around 2000-2500 and still get a decent gpu. The one Sager you listed with the 6990m for $1500.00 is pretty nice. I may end up buying it


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It will hold up fine depending on the games you're playing and how much you're wiling to comprise on textures at 1080p. But, long as you're not playing with DX11 and max textures enabled, you should be fine at 1080p for most games.
     
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