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SLI GTX 680M or CFX Radeon 7970M

post #1 of 11
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Title says it all

 

looking for a choice between them within 12 hours before I order one

 

SLI GTX 680M

4GB GDDR5

+$390

 

CFX Radeon 7970M

2GB GDDR5

-$390

 

I am wanting the one that people think will run games better

 

I have seen alot of people posting that the current drivers for the ATI cards are not very good (some games wont run in CFX)

the solution is either

get GTX 680Ms

or until ATI bring out better drivers just run non-CFX in the few games it would effect, if any.

 

I have not seen any word on how the GTX 680M drivers are but i have not seen much complaining

 

please let me know why you choose the card you suggest/recommend (no fanbois)

also, I can afford either, just looking for which one is better to get overall 

 

note: these are notebook graphics cards not desktop ones

Thanks


Edited by OCTDBADBRO - 10/1/12 at 3:11am
post #2 of 11
I'm sure they don't cost the same. A single 7970m is 200$ cheaper than a 680m.
If you got the cash, get the 680m's....almost as good as a normal SLI 680GTX. The 7970m is a 7870.
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post #3 of 11
The 680s are slightly faster than the 7970s. As said before, are also much more expensive. Both cards are close enough it comes down to what games you want to play. The VRAM is a moot point, 2gb in a laptop is plenty already. AMD drivers improve over time. The cards have been out for a while and are starting to mature driver wise. Not too much to worry about.

If there is a price diffidence, pocket the cash, buy the 7970s and put the savings towards a faster upgrade later
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post #4 of 11
In a Clevo/Sager - 680s

In an Alienware - 7970s
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post #5 of 11
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Is that because the clevo does not use the power saving features on the 7970s properly, I think I read the alienwares were good with power consumption but I really dislike them, or something else?

 

It is a Clevo/MetaBox/Sager 370EM

 

Looking at 2.6Ghz (3.6 turbo)(6mb L3 cache) Ivy with 680Ms

or

Looking at 2.7Ghz (3.7 turbo)(8mb L3 cache) Ivy with 7970Ms

 

This is to be used as a desktop replacement/LAN party laptop doesent need good battery life

post #6 of 11
What is this BS!? Where are the trolls!? mad.gif What do I pay you people for!? (I kid. biggrin.gif)



Good to see there's a few people who aren't doing the usual thing. biggrin.gif

But yeah, I'd honestly go for SLI 680Ms if you can spare the cash. They pick up a LOT faster when overclocked. The 680M is based on the GTX 670 vs the 7970M being based on the 7870.

At stock, if you're planning on leaving it as it comes, go for the 7970Ms. They're better when it comes to bang-for-buck. The 680Ms are best for if you plan to overclock the bajeezus out of'em. I.E. pushing the cards via vBIOS mod and back up to 1000/1250. redface.gif Which is feasible. tongue.gif
     
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post #7 of 11
If you re buying an alienware system go with 7970m CF, but if you re going with clevo definitely buy 680m. Because in alienware there's a button that turns off enduro so it won't bother games and reduce the performance a lot. But in clevo's there is no such setting and it's not working stabil.
post #8 of 11
Quote:
Originally Posted by busterr View Post

If you re buying an alienware system go with 7970m CF, but if you re going with clevo definitely buy 680m. Because in alienware there's a button that turns off enduro so it won't bother games and reduce the performance a lot. But in clevo's there is no such setting and it's not working stabil.

This.

tongue.gif Best plan.
     
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post #9 of 11
I think the Nvidia mobile community is more active, modified drivers are easier to obtain.
That and I think NV mobile drivers are a tad better.
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post #10 of 11
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Thanks all, I have ordered a clevo with SLI 680Ms

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