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LMAO @ playing GTA5 on a 940m lachen.gif

I agree with TheReciever, the 940m is nothing to want if you want to play some games nicely. I'd be looking for a 960m at the minimum personally. I wouldn't be wanting to go further behind a 900 series gpu at all these days. What if a new game comes out in a year or so and it's Dx12 and it will run twice as fast as a GPU that is only capable of running Dx11, I'd be pretty upset on my purchase then. Don't you want your laptop to last you at least 3 years or more? I do..

Stick with a 960m or above and try to find what you are looking for. I also agree that you should consider some 15" models. You will get a much better laptop for the budget you are looking at. Going smaller usually means double the price for the same specs.
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post #12 of 18
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Originally Posted by smex View Post

More less, but the difference is not that big when it comes to under 30fps,
It was so laughable that the 650m and 750m perform the same ^_^

And again thank you my Friend, i was talking about my oced 650m,rolleyes.gif
guess today is not my best day and i should stop writing until dawn.....

The 755m. Not the 750m.

Same core, significantly faster memory.
    
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post #13 of 18
I'm in the same boat around the same price but looking for decent video performance, this is what i'm looking at

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Alienware-15-R2-1080P-INTEL-i7-6700HQ-NVIDIA-GTX-970M-1TB-8GB-W10-Gaming-Laptop-/201497170210?hash=item2eea2ad122:g:9WsAAOSwNSxVPs~p
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For 1100 that ain't half bad.

Not too shabby at all really. Personally I like having a 10key though
    
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I'm in the same boat around the same price but looking for decent video performance, this is what i'm looking at

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Alienware-15-R2-1080P-INTEL-i7-6700HQ-NVIDIA-GTX-970M-1TB-8GB-W10-Gaming-Laptop-/201497170210?hash=item2eea2ad122:g:9WsAAOSwNSxVPs~p

The Alienware 15 R2 was the 2nd laptop I tried buying out of the 4 I bought in the attempt to get my new laptop lol. I did like the Alienware 15 R2 a good bit. The audio was very nice, way nicer than the Asus G752 without a doubt. The color adjustment for the whole thing was pretty sweet. I did like that style of keyboard, was nice to type on, but the only thing I didn't like was that the keyboard was to centered and when trying to game using WSAD, those keys were to far in the center and made it very weird to game. Pretty much had the laptop off to the left side of me so my wrist wasn't broken after gaming for a while lol. I did have a MAJOR issue with that laptop tho and was the reason I had to return it. It has 2 slots for NVMe ssd's and the one I got came with 16gb of Ram and came with a 256gig Samsung NVMe SSD (PM951) and came with a 1tb mechanical storage drive. The NVMe ssd was a lot slower compared to buying a Samsung 950 Pro. The write speeds were only around 300mb/s which is even slower than a normal Sata3 ssd (500-530mb/s) .. Read speeds were only hitting around 900mb/s too?? But the MAJOR reason I took it back was the fact that I would turn it on and all of a sudden the 2nd / Storage drive was gone from Windows. It didn't show up anywhere. Reboot and it was still gone. No matter what I did, I couldn't get it to show back up. Even taking off the back panel and unplugging it and plugging it back in didn't help any either. I would then lose all my games, and even more important I would lose my folders that had all my work files / prints in them and I couldn't do my job at work at that time. Looked online and MANY others had the same issues with the drives just not showing up or being gone. Then out of nowhere, it would show back up and my games and files would be back and things were ok again. Kept using it and then the drive would disappear again. It happened like 4 times to me in 2 weeks. I had to return the laptop because I couldn't have my files gone when I needed them for work. Or when I went over a friends place to game for a while and hangout, my games being gone wasn't cool either. It bummed me out because I did like that laptop. One thing I wasn't that thrilled about tho was how hot it ran. The cpu would be knocking on 90c during gaming and the gpu hitting around 85c. That was pretty warm IMHO, but it wasn't showing signs of thermal throttling so I guess it was ok, just didn't like it much. I like lowest temps possible lol.

It's worth a try tho. If you get a good one and have no issues with it, then you should like that one quite a bit. I would have, if it didn't give me the problems it did. Now on a MSI GT72 and I'm happy as can be. It's got the same type of cool lighting accents and customization. It runs way cooler and quieter, and the keyboard is laid out much better for me to game using the WSAD keys. Also having the number pad on the right side is almost a must for me at work. i can run numbers a LOT faster with that. The Alienware was pretty cool looking tho and was cool to show off biggrin.gif
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Thread Starter 
alright maybe i will update/lower my expectations
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i updated my criteria again

how are the laptop radeon graphics?
how are the laptop amd apu graphics?
Edited by itzzjason - 2/6/16 at 9:45am
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