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Yeah that's the best machine, aside from the X570SE, you can buy. biggrin.gif

The 7970M is about on par with a GTX 570 on the desktop side, so it's by no means a slouch. tongue.gif
     
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Dang sorry to hear that man, I mean thermal paste (good stuff) is about 6 dollars, If the GPU isn't showing any problems until it gets warm, it might not be cooked, more vulnerable to heat yes, but it might be solvable if you ever want to give it a try. Funny in my g75 I found masking tape holding things down, and the rubber feet are falling out already. This is why I'm never anything from them again.
Masking tape. Ha.
I'm actually thinking about baking the GPU from my G73; I've always wanted to do it because of how ghetto it is, and how successful it is. Laziness is the only thing stopping me. One thing I'll say about the G73 is it's reinforced with screws like no tomorrow. I've taken it apart about 15 times now and every single time I do, I have 3-4 screws left over that I forgot to put in somehow. It's still solid, so +1 for that I guess.
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Yeah that's the best machine, aside from the X570SE, you can buy. biggrin.gif
The 7970M is about on par with a GTX 570 on the desktop side, so it's by no means a slouch. tongue.gif
I've seen the 7970M matching the 680M in many reviews. The 680 is downclocked considerably and has no Kepler boost while the 7970M is nearly identical to the 7870.
I wouldn't look at anything but the 7970M, to be honest. The lower end rebrandings just don't stand up to the value of the 7970M, while the 680M is simply too expensive chiming in at more than $200 more than the 7970M for marginal performance gains.
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I've seen the 7970M matching the 680M in many reviews. The 680 is downclocked considerably and has no Kepler boost while the 7970M is nearly identical to the 7870.

I wouldn't look at anything but the 7970M, to be honest. The lower end rebrandings just don't stand up to the value of the 7970M, while the 680M is simply too expensive chiming in at more than $200 more than the 7970M for marginal performance gains.

Well... the 680M is considerably more potent after overclocking. It currently holds the world record for the laptop 3DMark11 score. 10K GPU score there with ONE.

So after overclocking, the 680M picks up like crazy. It's quite literally the same as comparing a 7870 to a 670. wink.gif But the bang for buck deal is definitely more in favor of the red team on this one.
     
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Ah.
I wonder what kind of power/cooling solution was used for that score. If it's reasonable to overclock the 680M in real-world scenarios then I'm sure it's a justifiable purchase. Overclocking significantly on a laptop could be tricky though, due to power supply, thermals, and whether or not that particular 680M is voltage locked.
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Ah.
I wonder what kind of power/cooling solution was used for that score. If it's reasonable to overclock the 680M in real-world scenarios then I'm sure it's a justifiable purchase. Overclocking significantly on a laptop could be tricky though, due to power supply, thermals, and whether or not that particular 680M is voltage locked.

You'd be fine ocing a 680m in any 17" laptop. It runs really cool about 60-65C in gaming on stock clocks from what i hear.
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So, ummm, yea...the power brick of the Sager NP9370 prettty much kills the portability function of a laptop....
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0vz5Qkwg7Vs&list=UUo2yMf8oDhC-hVuK6q_sz5w&index=2

I know it's 300W, but c'mon man, the size of the Nexus tablet??!! frown.gif
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Or when it comes down in price when the new generation comes out. I do however stress the Nvidea SLI has better drivers for gaming then crossfire, too bad they are much more expensive. I also what to let you know that the power supply (technically a brick, but still is one in essence) given to you has a good wattage overhead allowing unseen future components won't be starved for power within reason, or for some moderate overclocking. Some laptop's power bricks are specifically tuned on for stock components and don't have overhead and thus no ability to upgrade or overclock. Like I said the purpose of this Clevo is to be close to a desktop as possible.thumbsupsmiley.png
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So, ummm, yea...the power brick of the Sager NP9370 prettty much kills the portability function of a laptop....
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0vz5Qkwg7Vs&list=UUo2yMf8oDhC-hVuK6q_sz5w&index=2
I know it's 300W, but c'mon man, the size of the Nexus tablet??!! frown.gif

Well, the laptop already weights 8.6 lb, so it wasn't that portable in the first place...
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Well, the laptop already weights 8.6 lb, so it wasn't that portable in the first place...

You know what I mean. Hell, 2 textbooks weigh 10 lbs, I think a 8.6 lb laptop won't be a huge problem taking to college and back. Now since the brick is that big, it wont fit in a freggin laptop bag is what I'm saying. mad.gif
And If I choose to not take the brick, I would have about...what? 2.5-3 hrs of battery life (discrete graphics disabled, min brightness).
Of course at home, I could care less what size the brick is.
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I love how people complain about carrying 9 pound laptop, when a textbook can weigh upwards of 20 pounds each. I think relatively, the laptop is much lighter in comparison.. rolleyes.gif
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