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I'm looking at getting a new laptop. I sold my M1730 with SLI 8800m's.

Will the 460m give me about the same or a bit better performance?

When I first bought the Dell, it was my main/only computer. I have my sig rig now, so I only use my laptop here and there. Maybe 10 hours a week, if that.

I do want to play newer games, but I don't mind having to turn down some settings. Problem is for the Sager laptops (that's pretty much set in stone) the only options are a 460m or 485m.

I'm going to google some benchmarks now, but I wanted some first hand info as well.
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post #2 of 9
it should be a bit better in performance

http://www.notebookcheck.net/NVIDIA-...M.33612.0.html
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its slightly slower than a desktop 5770
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Thanks guys!

Oh, does anyone know if you get voltage control? How well does it overclock?

My 8800s are beasts. 500 core default and I have them at 600mhz.
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they OC pretty good, i have yet to OC mine since it just doesnt need it.
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post #6 of 9
The 460m is a great card. I have played Shift maxed out completely with it. Dont know about overclocking though, may try that later today.
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post #7 of 9
Quote:
Originally Posted by xBlitzerx View Post
I'm looking at getting a new laptop. I sold my M1730 with SLI 8800m's.

Will the 460m give me about the same or a bit better performance?

When I first bought the Dell, it was my main/only computer. I have my sig rig now, so I only use my laptop here and there. Maybe 10 hours a week, if that.

I do want to play newer games, but I don't mind having to turn down some settings. Problem is for the Sager laptops (that's pretty much set in stone) the only options are a 460m or 485m.

I'm going to google some benchmarks now, but I wanted some first hand info as well.
Be careful. I haven't seen it yet for this card nomenclature but nvidia has been known to release GTX and GTS versions for the 200m series which have a noticeable difference in performance between each other. Also, 8800ms? Were they GT, GTX, GTS, or GS 8800ms? Essentially the GTX460m is a reduced speed desktop GTS450; the GTX485m is similar to a desktop GTX460 1GB version again with reduced clock speeds. It should be noted that with Sager you shouldn't have to worry about getting weak or crippled versions of these cards.

Hope that makes it easier for you to decide.
     
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Sorry they were 8800m GTXs. I sold it last night to a guy I work with.

I think I may hold off for a month or so to see if the 500m series gives better performance for the same price.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by xBlitzerx View Post
Sorry they were 8800m GTXs. I sold it last night to a guy I work with.

I think I may hold off for a month or so to see if the 500m series gives better performance for the same price.
GTX560m should be a step-up but I think it will likely incur a price increase too.
     
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