Originally Posted by Imglidinhere
I like how no one mentions the 8970M. It's about 10% slower than the 780M, and costs $250 less. Much more doable.
Funny you had mentioned the 8970m...I'm curious about it but concerned about AMD driver support. Although I have mainly used Nvidia gpu's for my desktop rigs, I don't mind going AMD with this laptop as long as AMD driver support has improved.
Originally Posted by bombastinator
It's a great chip, but it usually comes with a mobile a10 processor, which is bluntly, awful. you see all kinds of cheap 7890s with a10s but the problem is the processor bottlenecks the system quite badly so they make poor gaming machines. If you can find an i5 or i7 with a 7890 go for it. I haven't seen one though.
From the research I have done, SAGER appears to be the only laptop that offers the 8970m with the Haswell cpu, unless I've overlooked. Originally, I was aiming 765m but SAGER caught my attention with their AWESOME prices for laptops equipped with the 770m & 780m. Going with a 8970m will cost $100 more than the 770m & $250 less than the 780m.