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Does Lenovo IdeaPad Y500 have SLI by default?

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Hi all.

First off, I've never owned a laptop before. I am aware that their components are slower than a desktop PC for obvious reasons. I do want a gaming laptop which would run Crysis 3 at a minimum of all low with 60+FPS in multiplayer at 1080p.
The best bang for buck seems to be the Lenovo IdeaPad Y500.

Unfortunately, on some review sites it says it comes with a DUAL-GPU configuration i.e SLI GTX 650M cards. What I do not understand is if the default/regular Y500 comes with included dual GPU configuration, or you must purchase a version that has it OR you need to manually extend it. It's not very clear.

So what I am asking is, does the Lenovo IdeaPad Y500, the default/regular version that costs anywhere from $750-800 come with SLI GTX 650M cards OR must I buy one that does. If so, how do I find out how much the one with SLI costs?

I certainly would not like to buy this laptop only to find it has a single GPU and find out I have just wasted my money.
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The default does not come with SLI.
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I wouldn't recommend grabbing a SLI GPU because some programs can't run SLI stuff, and it still have bugs.
If I were you, I would find a nice gaming laptop that has a good GPU.

If you want to then go ahead. Just that it isn't worth it IMO.
     
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Well, unfortunately this laptop, the default version is already waay more than I wanted to spend, let alone the SLI version, but to find an even better gaming laptop would mean it will have to be very very expensive, more so than it's desktop equivalent.
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Well, unfortunately this laptop, the default version is already waay more than I wanted to spend, let alone the SLI version, but to find an even better gaming laptop would mean it will have to be very very expensive, more so than it's desktop equivalent.

Yeah, I agreed however it depend on what are you doing with the laptop.
What games are you playing using that laptop?
     
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Again I don't know if GT 650m SLI will work perfectly with you Crysis 3 or other games. Like I said there are still bugs for it and not all programs nor games can run SLI without any problem.
     
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the one in best buy comes with SLI , its arround 1200$ , best gaming laptop so far
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The only multiplayer games I will ever play as of today are Crysis 3 MP, Crysis 2 MP, perhaps some day a Battlefield X game, I already play Crysis 3 MP with sig rig at all low, so I don't mind as long as I get very good framerates.

But a dual-core is a no-go, no matter how much powerful it may be, it's still only a dual-core, and Crysis 3 heavily loads a quad-core CPU.

I know it sounds like I am getting the laptop for Crysis 3 only, but I do plan to use it for the normal lightweight task of browsing, watching movies, perhaps some programming(quite likely).
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