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A mobile GPU that is better than a GTX 580, I'm not sure if you guys are being serious.
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A mobile GPU that is better than a GTX 580, I'm not sure if you guys are being serious.

Quite serious. All it is is a desktop 7870 (which you can find plenty of benchmarks for) that's underclocked to 850Mhz compared to the desktop's 1000Mhz. However, people have overclocked it right back up to 1000Mhz. And that's with stock voltage. With a bump in voltage, I can see 1100Mhz maybe more.
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External display ? rolleyes.gif


I guess I can kind of see ur point, but if gaming omln a display at high resolutions then u need a bigger badder GPU like the 7970M

or a desktop lol
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A mobile GPU that is better than a GTX 580, I'm not sure if you guys are being serious.

he's serious. it is quite powerful. but drains ur battery faster then a tennage girl on Facebook on a smartphone.

the nvidia chips have optimus which uses the Intel HD4000 grafics that are on the processor then kicks on the nvidia chip when the work load is higher them the integrated grafics can handle.
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Quite serious. All it is is a desktop 7870 (which you can find plenty of benchmarks for) that's underclocked to 850Mhz compared to the desktop's 1000Mhz. However, people have overclocked it right back up to 1000Mhz. And that's with stock voltage. With a bump in voltage, I can see 1100Mhz maybe more.

I can't believe how powerful this GPU is, my only real concern now is how are AMD's mobile drivers? I'm also worried about battery life but not as much. I don't like talking about this but my intentions are to use this laptop once I'm in the Army. I ship out in 7 days and I intend to purchase the laptop at the end of AIT permitting I have any free time to use it. My friend's father served in the Army and said life is basically 9-5 once you complete training, so I'm hoping I can game a little during my free time. I don't plan to use the laptop a lot while away from an outlet, so battery life can be put on the back burner.

Anyone else here in the Army that can comment about free time and being able to play games?
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I can't believe how powerful this GPU is, my only real concern now is how are AMD's mobile drivers? I'm also worried about battery life but not as much. I don't like talking about this but my intentions are to use this laptop once I'm in the Army. I ship out in 7 days and I intend to purchase the laptop at the end of AIT permitting I have any free time to use it. My friend's father served in the Army and said life is basically 9-5 once you complete training, so I'm hoping I can game a little during my free time. I don't plan to use the laptop a lot while away from an outlet, so battery life can be put on the back burner.
Anyone else here in the Army that can comment about free time and being able to play games?

I was in the Army for six years. When I was CONUS I generally just worked 9-5 (Or less) but when I was OCONUS, especially in a combat zone I usually worked 12 on 12 off. That being said, it really depends on your MOS, even during my AIT I could use a laptop or even have my own car. Generally if your MOS training is longer (I was at AIT for 21 weeks) you get a lot more freedoms.
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It's the logical thing to do, I believe.
 
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My MOS is a 25U, decided to go communications/computers/radios for when I come out since there's always money in anything that runs off a computer.
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My MOS is a 25U, decided to go communications/computers/radios for when I come out since there's always money in computers.

My Brother is a 25P and assuming your AIT is similar (Which it should be) you'll have plenty of time to play games, even at AIT. As it is, he just sits in his office all day and waits for something to break.

Also, if you want some career advice. If you ever have the opportunity to take an assignment that requires a Top Secret clearance, do it. You'll make tons of money when you get out as a contractor.
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When does Ivy mobile processors officially become available? Right now it seems anyone that allows you to order Ivy laptops are making you wait till release and then will deliver the laptop.
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