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Wait for GTX 970M?

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So I was planning to buy this laptop for engineering school/gaming:

http://www.one.de/shop/product_info.php?cPath=203&products_id=10192

SPECS:

I7-4810MQ
GTX 870M 6gb
16GB 1600mhz RAM
1TB 5400RPM WD blue
Crucial MX100 512GB

I'm currenlty working on my really old T7700 2.4ghz quadro FX1600M laptop, and really want to have a new laptop for college. But then i noticed Nvidia is going to release the GTX 900 series pretty soon. Rumors are the GTX 980M is going to be released half october. http://wccftech.com/nvidia-maxwell-gtx-980m-coming-october/

Since the 980m will probably be a bit too expensive for me, I'll want to get a laptop with the 970m, but there is no official release date on that.

I was wondering if you guys might have an ETA on the 970m. If its pretty soon, the T7700 will have to hold out for a little bit longer.

I was also wondering how long it will take (or has taken in the past) for new laptops to arrive after a new mobile gpu has been launched. Will that be as soon as it is launched or will it take months before we will see 980m laptops after the 980m has been launched?

TL;DR Buy GTX 870M powered lappy now or wait for GTX970M lappy's?

Thanks for your time!
Edited by Arthedes - 9/14/14 at 5:49am
post #2 of 5
The GTX 970M is already clocked faster than the 880M and only slower than the 980M by 20%. So I'd wait. The performance gains are probably around the area of 50% in all areas and overclocking the memory bandwidth of said chips will be the greatest increase for performance, since all these chips are severely bottlenecked by the bus-width.

That being said, the 970M is well worth waiting for. Unless you found a deal of a laptop that's half-off, there's no reason to buy an 800M series laptop.

~Link for reference info~

TL;DR - Wait for 970M.
     
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I'd rather wait too, but for how long tho?

Is it possible to buy the clevo latop without GPU and run it on the intel integrated gpu and buy a gtx 970m and put it in later?
post #4 of 5
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Bump, any eta on the 970m? Or should just pull the trigger on the 870m and never look back?
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It'll probably be a month or so before it's released with laptops, but it's well worth the wait, since it's only 20% slower than the 980M and the 980M is just as fast as 870M SLI. biggrin.gif

I'd wait if you can help it. It'll be a waste of money if you opted for the 870M now, as powerful as it is.
     
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