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Is this just a rebadged 7970M? Then it is basically a 7870,probably a bit lower clocked. A 680M should be somewhere around 660 ti level, the 680MX should be slightly below a real 680. Unless there is something new about that 8970M there is no way it can compete against a 680MX regardless of cpu.

what if this one is actually a result of not just a rebrand, but also an improvement that is similar to the power efficiency improvement in the 7790 ? (just an idea. my full speculation is that it is more like a 7870 LE or at least between the regular 7870 and LE with improved power consumption and efficiency)
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Apparently it's currently proprietary to Apple systems...

More like it is All-in-One only(as it is only found in IMacs) cause I saw on Alienware forum people speculating it can't be cooled adequately in a laptop.
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post #23 of 68
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More like it is All-in-One only(as it is only found in IMacs) cause I saw on Alienware forum people speculating it can't be cooled adequately in a laptop.

Here's a simple solution:

Throw a bigger heatsink at the problem. You want higher settings on Crysis 3? You have to pay for it with a sore back and more trips to the power outlet. And a more empty feeling in your wallet.
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Here's a simple solution:

Throw a bigger heatsink at the problem. You want higher settings on Crysis 3? You have to pay for it with a sore back and more trips to the power outlet. And a more empty feeling in your wallet.
That's exactly how technology doesn't progress.

You should demand the lightest notebook possible.
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post #25 of 68
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Is this just a rebadged 7970M? Then it is basically a 7870,probably a bit lower clocked. A 680M should be somewhere around 660 ti level, the 680MX should be slightly below a real 680. Unless there is something new about that 8970M there is no way it can compete against a 680MX regardless of cpu.

The stock 7970m/A10-4600m combo scores about 75% in comparison to an Intel mobile i7/680m in 3dm11 and the A10-5750 is only a ~10 improvement over the A10-4600m. I'd take an educated guess that the 8970m is a 15-20% improvement over the 7970m.


Also, it seems there will be a 8990m as well.
Edited by thegreatsquare - 3/29/13 at 9:04pm
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That's exactly how technology doesn't progress.

You should demand the lightest notebook possible.

When I look at a notebook with dual GPUs and a desktop CPU, do I say:

"Yeah... It would be nice if you could lighten it by a few pounds, even though I'm only going to move it occasionally and still demand the best gaming experience without setting my hands on fire. That would be great..."
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When I look at a notebook with dual GPUs and a desktop CPU, do I say:

"Yeah... It would be nice if you could lighten it by a few pounds, even though I'm only going to move it occasionally and still demand the best gaming experience without setting my hands on fire. That would be great..."
Who said anything about not demanding the best performance possible?

Best performance is also objective in relation to budget and availability.
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post #28 of 68
if this is priced 150 less than 680mx then they got something good going...
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i have GX60 and this news doesn't sounds exciting for me


A10 bottleneck the performance and that didn't change with gx70
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When I look at a notebook with dual GPUs and a desktop CPU, do I say:

"Yeah... It would be nice if you could lighten it by a few pounds, even though I'm only going to move it occasionally and still demand the best gaming experience without setting my hands on fire. That would be great..."
Exactly ... what's the whole point of a desktop replacement when it's not going to be shifted around at all and is too heavy to be shifted without breaking your back all the time (Try carrying 5kg in your BACKPACK)
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