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Gtx 675mx or 680m?

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Got my Sager np9170 picked out but just questioning which gpu to go with. If I go with the 675mx I'll be under my budget which is what I'm going for but how much better is the 680m? Is is REALLY worth the extra money? Please help for I'm about to order soon, thanks once again.
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The 675MX is better value, yes the 680M is more powerful but it's not worth the extra money IMO.
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The 680M is significantly more powerful. The 675MX is a P4600 3Dmark11 average rated GPU, where as the 680M is rated around P6100 average.

Thats a lot of difference.
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I think I'll save my money and go with the 675mx, I think it will be good enough for all my fps gaming needs. When the 780m comes out I'll upgrade smile.gif
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I think I'll save my money and go with the 675mx, I think it will be good enough for all my fps gaming needs. When the 780m comes out I'll upgrade smile.gif
Isn't the 780M due very soon? I'm not too up to date with mobile graphics but laptops using it were leaked 2 months ago:
http://www.bit-tech.net/news/hardware/2013/03/04/intel-haswell-laptops/1
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I think I'll save my money and go with the 675mx, I think it will be good enough for all my fps gaming needs. When the 780m comes out I'll upgrade smile.gif
Thats a good way to look at it.
I personally went with the HD7970M(alienware version) for multiple reasons and im hoping to be able to pick up an HD8970M when they come out.

However i had a friend who got a sager Np9370 and apparently the clevo's HD7970Ms are botched and have a lot of problems. He returned the system 3weeks later. was kinda annoying.
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I think I'll save my money and go with the 675mx, I think it will be good enough for all my fps gaming needs. When the 780m comes out I'll upgrade smile.gif

It's a $300 increase or so between the two right?
http://www.notebookcheck.net/NVIDIA-GeForce-GTX-675MX.82580.0.html
http://www.notebookcheck.net/NVIDIA-GeForce-GTX-680M.72679.0.html

The 680m is QUITE a bit faster overall than the 675mx.
109 FPS average on the 680m in Tomb Raider, 675mx at 77 on high settings. Bioshock infinite Ultra 46fps on the 680m, 36 on the 675mx.

Pretty large differences, but also a pretty large price difference.



I have an NP9570 with dual HD7970m's and they work great. It does get rather hot, even with thermal paste and fan upgrades, and it has jack all for battery life, but it's a great desktop replacement for my work and school.
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The 675MX is kepler based so you can overclock it insanely well and it also runs a lot cooler compared to the old fermi based 670
Edited by UnAimed - 5/13/13 at 6:35pm
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post #9 of 29
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Thanks again for all the quick feedback, I'll post a spec list once ordered, and yeah I hear just little overclocking is ok to do with the 675mx.
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And yeah I like the fact that I save $300 too lol. Will give me time to save for 780m wink.gif
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